If following this year’s TCS New York City Marathon has inspired you to sign up for a marathon, a race or simply take up running on your own time, you are definitely not the only one.
Even though the temperatures are slowly dropping, you can still run outside. Just make sure you have the right activewear to keep you warm while still allowing your skin to breathe. And then there’s always the treadmill of course!
If you’re new to running, check out this post with tips on running a 5k. And if you’re a seasoned runner, it’s never too early to start training for next year’s marathon. A good training schedule can have marathon beginners ready in just 12 weeks, but you might need more time. Slow and steady wins the race. Or at least finishes it.
However, running isn’t just about putting one foot in front of the other or wearing the right outfit. Nutrition also plays a big part in getting you ready for a big race. We suggest taking some time to experiment a little on longer runs with what works for you and your body before, during and after your runs.
Smoothies are an excellent option for pre- and post-run fuel. They’re easy on the stomach, packed with nutrients and quick to put together. But be sure to read the label of your protein powder, so you know what you’re putting into your smoothie — and thus your body. Try out these two recipes.
Pre-run Mixed Berry Smoothie
Post-run Neopolitan Smoothie
1 cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk
1/3 cup vanilla yogurt
6-8 fresh or frozen strawberries
1 tbsp. shredded coconut
1 scoop Bodylogix Natural Whey in Caramel Chocolate Chip or Vegan Protein in Decadent Chocolate
PSA Will run for smoothies!
Photos courtesy of Bodylogix