I am not a big drinker, I enjoy a few beers now and then but do I need to give up alcohol completely when I am training for the marathon?
This probably won’t be the answer you want to hear, but making serious running improvements involves cutting back on a few vices, of which alcohol is one of the main ones. I’m not suggesting you need to become a teetotal saint for the rest of your life.
However, whilst acceptable in moderation, alcohol does absolutely no favours for your body or your running progress when drank in excess. My advice would be to keep your intake to a minimum whilst you are training.
Phil is a highly respected fitness and biomechanics coach specialising in injury prevention and nutrition. Phil also ...