Distance runners worry about a lot of things—mileage, pace, shoes, the weather—but are you paying enough attention to post-run nutrition?
Proper post-run refueling is critical if you want to get stronger and faster and do your best on race day.
Short runs (say two miles) don’t require much replenishment. Just following your normal healthy eating plan will suffice. But when you run long or hard, you break down muscle cells and fibers in your legs. In order to rebuild that muscle, you need to fuel with high quality foods. It's also very important to replace fluids lost through sweat.
Consuming a nutritious post-run snack or meal has several benefits:
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