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Diet and Nutrition Guide for Runners

It is crucial for a runner to stay on an appropriate and good diet plan. Although, the description of a “good diet”  varies based on the activity you choose and how often you perform it.  Running is no exclusion to this.There are several schools of thought  that provides recommendations on the best diet that is most beneficial for runners.  And the diet you decide on will depend a lot on your running goals too.

 

Generally, long distance runners just like those who run marathons and ultra marathons have a need for higher amount of carbohydrates than a runner who merely goes short distances. So once you have determine what type of diet plan  you are comfortable with, you need to consider as well the intensity of  your running training and your running goals. Failure to eat enough calories can in fact result in injuries and can affect your overall running performance.

 

Here are some diet and nutrition guidelines that you can consider.  Diet and Nutrition Guide for Runners






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