An effective training schedule isn’t made up of runs alone; to improve both your fitness and your race times, it’s essential to put thought into what you’re putting into your stomach. By eating the right foods at the right times, “your body will recover and be able to perform the way you want it to,” says Lauren Antonucci, R.D., a board-certified specialist in sports nutrition and director of Nutrition Energy. “Plus, you’ll reduce your chance of injury and illness,” she adds. Here’s how to fuel up pre- and post-run to maximize results.
The right fuel to power you through any run, no matter your fitness level.