Did you decide to sign up for a serious race this spring, like a 10-miler, a half marathon (13.1 miles), a full marathon (26.2 miles) or longer (yep, they make those. Crazy, eh?!)? Congrats! Training for these distances is a great way to strengthen your body and burn off stress, and being a part of the running community is a wonderful thing. And there's nothing like that feeling of achievement on race day!
But if you're struggling with fueling, running starts to become less and less fun, and it can become an unpleasant chore instead of play.
If any of the points below could have come out of your mouth, please be in touch to schedule a consult with me:
• I have never run a marathon/half marathon (whatever the distance of the race you're training for) before
• I don't have a particular breakfast that I eat before my long runs
• I don't have any routine around dinner the night before my long runs
• I don't know what to eat after a run
• My appetite is completely out of control now that I'm training hard
• I run out of energy near the end of my long runs
• I have GI issues that prevent me from eating before/during my runs
• I had a bad experience with gu/gels/sports drink on a run, so I no longer eat anything on my long runs or races
• I don't know what or how much to eat during long runs or race day
• I always bonk during races--it's just normal
• I think I know what I'm supposed to eat on race day, but I want to confirm it!
Alternatively, if you run with a group, shoot me a message, and I'm happy to schedule a chat with your group!