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Marathon training and nutrition

Written By COK on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 | January 12, 2016

Marathon training and nutrition

Wondering what to eat before, during and after your run or confused about carb-loading and hydration strategies? Our experts have the answers to all your questions in our marathon hub...

Marathon training and nutritionPaula Radcliffe: How to run your best marathon

Fancy taking on the fastest woman in marathon history? Paula Radcliffe shares her five steps for success, so you too can maximise your running potential...
Paula Radcliffe: How to run your best marathon

 

Marathon training and nutritionMichel Roux Jr: How to run a marathon

Michel Roux Jr has run 20 marathons and finds running provides him with the balance he needs to cope with his busy schedule. Find out why the superstar chef cuts red meat from his diet before a race, which superfoods get him to the finish line and what every new runner should avoid doing...
Michel Roux Jr: How to run a marathon

Marathon training and nutritionMarathon meal plan - the week before

Worried about what to eat and when to run the week before a marathon? Sports nutritionist James Collins has advised Team GB on their Olympic nutrition and here provides advice and recipes for the seven days before your big race.
Seven days of meal plans...

Marathon training and nutritionMeal plans for runners

If you’re taking on a challenge this year, be it a 5k or a marathon, getting your training diet spot on will help you go that extra mile. Sports nutritionist James Collins shares an example training plan, which you can tweak and build on to help you reach your goals…
Meal plans for runners
 

Marathon training and nutritionNutrition for runners - an infographic guide

Whatever the distance, our handy nutrition for runners graphic will make fuelling for your run a breeze. Find out how much water you should be drinking and when you should eat carbohydrates and protein to improve performance and recovery...
Nutrition for runners

Marathon training and nutritionSports nutrition: What’s worth trying?

What and when should you eat to boost performance? Will beetroot juice make you go faster? Elite sports nutritionist James Collins shares his five key training tips for 2015…
Sports nutrition: What's worth trying?

 

Marathon training and nutritionWhat to eat for a triathlon

If you're planning to take on a triathlon this year, getting your training and competition nutrition right can make all the difference to your progress and performance. Katie Hiscock explains what to eat when and how to find a fuelling strategy that's right for you...
What to eat for a triathlon...
 

Marathon training and nutritionThe best sources of protein
How much should you have and which foods really pack a protein punch? Find out how to get all you need and when to up your intake...
The best sources of protein
 

 

Marathon training and nutritionWhat to eat before your run

When, what and why should you eat before lacing up your trainers and heading out the door? We posed some of your most commonly asked questions to sports nutritionist James Collins...
Expert tips...


Marathon training and nutritionHow to stay hydrated

Staying fully hydrated can be a challenge, especially for those who are training hard for an event like a marathon. We asked sports nutritionist, James Collins some of your most commonly asked questions...
Marathon hydration...

 

Marathon training and nutritionWhat to eat during your run

Keeping your energy up and establishing a solid fuelling strategy for long runs can be tricky. We asked sports nutritionist James Collins some of your most commonly asked questions...
Keep your energy up...


Marathon training and nutritionHow to recover after your run

If you're training hard for an endurance race, getting your recovery right is vital for staving off muscle soreness and improving your performance. We asked sports nutritionist, James Collins some of your most commonly asked questions...
Eating for recovery...


Marathon training and nutritionCarb-loading explained

Confused about carb-loading? If you've heard the term but the concept still eludes you, sports nutritionist, James Collins explains how, when and why maximising fuel stores can greatly benefit your race performance...
When, how and why to carb-load...


Marathon training and nutritionYour marathon questions answered

From the benefits of beetroot juice to keeping cramps at bay - sports nutritionist, James Collins answers more of your commonly asked marathon nutrition questions...
Endurance tips...



Marathon training and nutritionRace day foods

When the big day looms, be sure you've properly fuelled your body with our get ready, set, go guide...
Race day foods...



Marathon training and nutritionWhat to eat when running a marathon

Fitness writer and sport's therapist, Katie Hiscock summarises the key concepts of marathon nutrition...
What to eat when running a marathon...



Marathon training and nutritionThe right recipe for exercise

These three recipes are ready in a flash and include some special ingredients to help improve energy, stamina and recovery.
What to eat before, during and after exercise...



Marathon training and nutritionEat like an athlete - Mo Farah

What does a double Olympic champion eat to stay on top? Long distance gold medallist Mo Farah divulges his training diet, tips for aspiring runners and a healthy love of burgers...
Eat like an athlete...


Marathon training and nutritionMarathon countdown

We've teamed up with The London Marathon, combining their top training tips with our nutrition expertise to bring you the ultimate, month-long countdown to run your best race ever.
Marathon countdown 2016

 

Marathon training and nutritionMarathon recipes

Anita Bean, an expert from The London Marathon team, has selected these recipes to eat after training, with roughly a 3 to 1 ratio of carbs to protein and antioxidant-rich fruit, vegetables, nuts and pulses to promote faster muscle recovery.
Marathon recipes

 

Marathon training and nutritionFour people you didn't know ran the marathon

From celebrity chefs to TV stars, find out which surprising personalities have gone the distance. We asked for their top training tips and their favourite foods to feast on once they've crossed the finish line...
Four people you didn't know ran the marathon

 

Marathon training and nutrition8 things I wish I'd known before running a marathon

App obsession, hydration information and militant meal-planning – training for a marathon is no mean feat. BBC Good Food cookery assistant and keen runner Sophie Godwin shares the good, the bad and the painful...
8 things I wish I'd known before running a marathon

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