Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Fueling & Recovery
Fueling and recovery can be a little more complicated and confusing. Many articles go through the arduous task of explaining carb to protein ratios and setting guidelines on calorie intake, hydration, etc.
In my first two marathon's I struggled with cramping towards the end of the race. Bad cramping! At times my legs would completely seize up, making it nearly impossible to even walk. After the second race I started talking to a Rep. from Hammer Sports Nutrition. He was very knowledgeable and explained things in a way that made it easy for a simpleton, like myself, to understand. I won't bore you with all of his recommendations but I will encourage you to give them a call. The thing that impressed me most with this company is their philosophy of less is better.
If you decide to give any of their products a try click their link on my blog for a 15% discount.
Supplementation is an important part of our fuel and recovery and the people at Hammer have it down to a science, literally. Although, don't be fooled, this is only part of the equation. What you eat and drink will also factor in to your running success. Maybe we'll save that for a future article but for now, here's are a couple good article to help you get started. Runner's Diet & Cave man diet.