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Nutrition for runners is very important. But you may be wondering why is nutrition important when running and how does nutrition affect running performance. In these guides I will share some tips on running nutrition, including pre running nutrition, nutrition for running and what to eat after a run.

Carb loading for runners: Foods to eat and mistakes to avoid

For many runners, carb loading is done the week before a long-distance run or race. Carb loading for runners is a well-known race strategy to help you perform better on race day.  You may have heard of the term ‘carb loading’ in the running community. For many long distance runners, it’s a rite of passage …

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6 simple and delicious porridge recipes for runners

We’re all told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If you’re a runner, though, it can be hard to know what to eat in the morning if you’re planning to go for a run. This is where these simple and delicious porridge recipes for runners come in handy. If you’re anything …

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Hydration and running performance: 4 key hydration tips for runners

We are all told about the importance of staying hydrated. After all, up to 60% of the human body is made up of water! But how does hydration affect running performance? In this blog I’d like to share some key hydration tips for runners.  Humans must consume a certain amount of water to survive. This …

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4 common pre-run eating mistakes you’re probably making

Whether you’re training for a 5k or a marathon, the food and fuel you eat can make or break your race. Avoid these pre-run eating mistakes and run your best race. Not making enough time for breakfast This is probably one of the most common pre-run eating mistakes. It can be so hard sometimes to …

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Recipes for runners: Raw chocolate energy balls

Inspired by Veganuary, I thought I’d share my recipe for my raw chocolate energy balls. I’ve also been inspired by a number of vegan recipes for runners, mainly from these vegan cookbooks. It just goes to show that you that vegan cooking does not have to be boring! You can eat healthily as a vegan …

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Vegan recipes for runners: The best vegan cookbooks

Are you taking part in Veganuary this year? The good news is that there are lots of vegan recipes for runners out there to make your Veganuary that much easier. Veganuary started in 2014 and has since inspired and motivated more than half a million people in 178 countries worldwide to try a plant-based diet.  …

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Recovery after running: 5 essential recovery tips after a long run

Running can be hard on the body, especially after a long run.  However, there are recovery tips after a long run that you can adopt to optimise your recovery. When you complete a long run, the temptation is to just sit at home and do nothing for the rest of the day. There are lots …

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The best protein food for runners: What you should know about protein

Protein is an essential nutrient for the human body, along with carbohydrates and fat. It’s fair to say that protein has been given a lot of media attention lately, but what are the best protein food for runners? With the rise of protein snacks, protein powders and more and more people exercising and hitting the gym, …

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6 healthy smoothie recipes for runners to optimise recovery

Smoothies are a great way to get all your post-run goodness in one tasty treat. The 60 minutes after a run are so important for recovery. The good news is that there are plenty of healthy (and easy) smoothie recipes for runners to optimise your recovery. It’s essential that you give your body the nutrients …

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