Many people choose running to get in shape when there’s an easier option that produces guaranteed results: eating well. Nutrition is fundamental to athletic performance. What you put in to your body determines the quality of exercise that you get out. If you want to become an elite runner, your diet is just as important as your weekly mileage.
“Fitness is 20% exercise and 80% nutrition. You can’t outrun your fork.
NUTRITION For Runners
We all know that eating well is better for our fitness, long-term health and mental wellbeing. But it’s essential for runners. Food is fuel.
Our Ultimate Runner’s Diet walks you through the essential foods and micronutrients that will drive your athletic performance to the next level.
Runner Nutrition Guides: How Diet Is Key To Performance
You could run a Personal Best 5K… but if you wash it down with 7 pints and a kebab, it won’t be long until you reach a performance plateau. Your body is the engine that drives those faster times, and if you fail to fuel it effectively, you’ll slow down. It’s inevitable. We have a series of guides highlighting the importance of nutrition for runners. Get your diet right and the sky is the limit.
“Exercise is king. Nutrition is queen. Put them together and you’ve got a kingdom.— Jack Lalanne, host of the longest running exercise show on TV
Whether you are an athlete, training for a marathon, someone who barely has time to step in the kitchen, or feeding a hungry family, Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. has wholesome meals to sustain you.
Prime Your Body For Success: Eat Well, Train Well
A healthy diet is a flywheel for the rest of your training plan. Better nutrition provides more energy to train harder, which leads to faster progress, and a better showing on Race Day. But you still have to put in the work! Follow our runner guides below to get in shape, structure your training plan, and avoid injury along the way:
GET IN SHAPE TO TRAIN HARD
Eating well is a great way to get in shape, but there are plenty of ways to speed up the process:
Devise A Training Plan
Prepare for your next race. We’ve got training plans for 5K, 10K, Half, Marathon, and Ultras:
injury AND Recovery
A good diet can protect you from many injuries, but it’s not infallible. Learn how to avoid (and treat) injury