Long Run Fueling

 

What should I eat after a long run?

It’s been said that even candy can be effective at helping aid you in recovery.  However, under normal circumstances, you should be having some sort of healthy “meal” right after any run.  After the long run though, you should consume some form of carbohydrates and protein.  Some great examples of recovery food

After the long run though, you should consume some form of carbohydrates and protein.  Some great examples of recovery drinks/food include Gatorade, Endurox, peanut butter and jelly sandwich, bananas, apples, etc.

Post-run recovery food – PBJ

When you get home, you should try consuming a more substantial meal within the first thirty minutes to one hour of finishing your run.  This time window is the optimum time for your body to absorb nutrients to aid in recovery.

The ultimate goal for post-run nutrition – long run or otherwise – is to get food into your body so your body can begin to recover in preparation for your next workout.

Post-Boston Marathon Recovery Time

Post-Boston Marathon Recovery Time

If you are having problems knowing how much you eat or whether you eat the wrong foods, you should seek a nutritionist to help you or look online for additional help.

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