Marathon

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Effective Carb-Loading Strategies

It was in the 1960’s when dietary carbohydrates were discovered as the major energy source to fuel exercise by being stored in the muscles as glycogen. Muscle glycogen content is linked to endurance performance and starting with lower concentrations results in premature fatigue, therefore nutritional strategies to increase muscle and liver glycogen before competition are …

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Beginner’s Guide For Starting Your Marathon Training – Part 1 of 3

As we enter the New Year a little heavier following the Christmas period, it’s traditional for many people to set goals to eat healthier and get fitter. This blog is not about how to achieve these goals, but for those who will be motivated to get out and start running, possibly with the resolution to …

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Practical Strategies For Fuelling Your Marathon Training And Competition -Part 2 of 3

Training for a marathon requires a lot of commitment and determination. It is one of the most challenging events you can put your body through, so getting your nutrition right is a massive bonus to support your training and keep you fit and healthy. As you edge closer to competition it’s important to have practiced …

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Last Minute and In-Race Nutrition Strategies – Part 3 of 3

Now that you’re fully prepared for the marathon after maximising your body’s internal carbohydrate stores and hydration levels, this third and final blog of the series will outline the last minute touches to complete your race nutrition strategy. The time during the postprandial period (between your pre-race meal and the start of the race) should …

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