Sunday, May 15, 2011

Fueling Your Runs

Ok, now that you are enjoying running and have become a weekend warrior , lets get a little technical. Lets talk about fueling your runs.
To be able to run fast, long and have energy to burn, you need to consume the proper nutrients. Those nutrients are carbohydrate, protein and fat. Proteins for muscle repair, carbohydrates for running fast, and fats for long runs. A general guideline is as follows: Carbs. 65 percent Protein 13 percent and Fat 22 percent. Your goal is to have enough energy to finished your runs strong. You should be able to raise your arms at the finish line. Do some research. Find out what's best for your training. By the way, I mean good fats. Fats from salmon, olive oil and nuts, not ice cream and cake.

Now lets Gas Up!
   

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I have been running for more than 30 years injury free. I've run distances from 5K to marathons. My running consist of 30 to 40 mile weeks.I enjoy road races on weekend.