Proper nutrition is important among runners for two reasons. One is to supplement their energy to achieve power performance. And two is to meet their nutritional needs. However, runner’s diet and proper nutrition are two of the most overlooked aspects of running that many runners, novices most especially, feel powerless and fatigued every time they run. When running, runners burn calories, or energy, and to be able to fuel their running, they need to replace the lost calories adequately. Taking the following, in the right amount and at the right time, will do the job.
Lets not forget that taking a cookie cutter approach will not work for everyone. Many people will need to try different things to find what works best for them and it may not be what the experts recommend. I, for one, dont respond well to a high carbohydrate diet. Its taken me years to figure out the combination that works best for me.