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.
Very good article, It has been my experience that diet is one of the first things that gets over looked for not only new runner but for people that are new to any physical activity. I know I struggled when i first started lifting weights and running on a regular basis and was very lucky to get a ton of help from people at my local gym.
Yup, diet should not be overlooked in running. I belive that a healthy diet is part and parcel of healthy living and should be the main considering factor. I enjoyed the article very much and learned a few things. Diet is important not only in running but in all types of body activity whether you are playing sports or lifting. People has always thought that dieting involves starving yourself but that is not true. Have quick healthy meals each day is also dieting. You don't need to starve yourself. Just eat right and live right
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