RUN BYFEEL BLOG
One of your goals with running or training for a marathon or half marathon may be to lose weight. There are benefits to maintaining a good diet in general, and as you increase your miles your body will respond better to the stress and recovery by putting good things in it. A good diet, with the right mix of carbohydrates, fats and proteins, will be a necessary with your higher level training. And if you drop a few pounds it can take some of the strain off of your joints and running will feel easier. A good piece of running advice especially at high mileage – if you are hungry…eat! But what should you eat?
How does lactic acid affect running?
Our bodies prefer to generate energy for running through oxygen using aerobic methods. This is when oxygen levels are normal and we use carbohydrates that break down into water and carbon dioxide. So when does aerobic running happen?
It is important, when training for a distance event, to consistently get in time on your feet. If done gradually more and more time can be added to each session, which allows the body to handle greater and greater stresses. And, if done right, your body will be able
Chafing? Yikes! Have you ever forgot to put anti-chafing on before a long run? Most runners have experienced chafing at some point in their careers. You start to notice during your run or race, but adrenaline allows you to push on. Its not until post run, when you see horrified looks from non-runners staring at your bleeding nipples, that you start to question the level of damage to your nips groin and armpits.