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Running Nutritional Advice

Nutrition for runners in race week and on race day

If you race day is drawing nearer, you should be thinking about winding down your training and  focusing on what you are eating and drinking. So what should you be consuming in the final week, days and hours approaching your race to help maximize your performance? Check out our running nutrition guide and get the most out of your last few days before the race and on race day itself.

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How useful are nutritional supplements for runners?

A well-balanced diet should be enough to help you get the bulk of the nutritional requirements you require for running, but can supplements really give you the extra you need to up your running performance? Here's the realbuzz guide to supplements and whether they can aid your running.

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How iron deficiency can affect running performance

A lack of iron in the blood can affect running performance, especially among women. Iron is responsible for red blood cell formation and a lack of it in the body may lead to a weaker blood supply to the muscles. Read on to find out how to get more iron into your diet and help improve your running performance.

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Nutritional advice for runners

A runner will typically burn an extra 100 calories for every mile (1.6km) they run. As a result their energy requirements can be high. This article is all about ensuring you have the correct fuel on board for your training, and that you eat at the correct time and in the right proportions.

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5 perfect breakfasts for runners

As you know, the food you eat makes a big difference to your performance. Here we show five delicious and nutritious breakfasts you should be eating that will enhance your running:

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5 dangerous diet myths runners should avoid

There are so many reasons why people run, but one of the most popular has to be, to stay in shape and drop a few pounds. Now that works for a lot of people without any extra help required. But for others, or the more impatient, who want to try different things to lose weight faster or boost their performance, there are some diet-related traps they really need to avoid.

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5 foods every runner should eat

Some of you may remember last year that I was working with Gatorade and had to do a food diary which showed how BAD my diet was. From this, I learnt a lot about the sorts of things I should be eating, both before and after training. There are some things that I have now made routine and have included these in the list below. I really believe they have made a difference in how I felt during my tough running days.

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5 foods and drinks runners should avoid

This week I have decided to write about the 5 foods and drinks that every runner should avoid. So this is my list...

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