The difference between a good day and a bad day at the race is nutrition.
– Eric Orton, World-renowned Running Coach
In episode 3 we talked about the importance of hydration for runners. I ran 15 miles … ok, it was more like 10 miles and then mostly walked the last 5 because I was so dehydrated. A week later I ran 16 miles after planning a shorter run — it was amazing!
Yes, I did a better job staying hydrated that day, but I also nailed my nutrition. It was all part of careful planning of my meals in the days leading up to the run that set me up for success. [Read more…]