WhatToEat

After months of pounding the pavement and following a healthy diet in preparation of a spring marathon or other running event, there are still a few important tips when it comes to fueling that could affect overall race performance. In fact, of the hundreds of thousands of people who run a marathon each year, more than 40% hit the figurative “wall” due to improper nutrition which results in

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Bananas

When: Pre-Run

You’ve all seen runners and athletes alike noshing on bananas before a race or game. Why? They are a good source of carbs and potassium and are a safe pre-run food as they are unlikely to cause gastrointestinal issues.

cinamonCinnamon

When: Pre-Run

Believe it or not, cinnamon promotes blood circulation which means more oxygen to your muscles.  Try grabbing a bar like PowerBar’s Apple Cinnamon so you’re getting protein and cinnamon in one bite.

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When: Run

Either grab a small bottle of honey and pack it in your pocket or try Honey Stinger gel packets which include B Vitamins and Electrolytes.

group of cherriesCherry Juice

When: Post Run

Cherries are higher in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties than many other types of fruit.  Cheribound’s original juice is packed with 50 cherries and can be enjoyed warm or cold.

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KIND Bars

When: Post Run

KIND’s Almond Walnut Macadamia + Protein has an extra boost of protein and is composed primarily of nuts – which help refuel and re-energize the weathered runner.

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