After watching the Kona Ironman, I realized that even the Pro's have days where they struggle with their nutrition. It's comes with the territory that is endurance racing.
That being said, here are a few things I've learned along the way:
These guidelines are based on both my nutritional expertise and experience as an endurance athlete. Ultimately it's up to you to decide what nutritional strategy works best for your body during training and racing because everyone is different. Also, while these are geared towards longer running races they could also be applied to other endurance sports.
Last but not least, be sure to check out this awesome write-up about about the Virginia Tech Ultra-Marathon Team and Hydration!
MMTR 2 weeks and counting!
Here's to fueling and running (mostly) happy!
Kristen Chang is Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) and endurance athlete residing in southwest Virginia alongside her husband and dog. Through this blog she aims to share favorite fueling recipes, general wellness and sport nutrition tips and stories from her athletic endeavors.
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