Well done! Taking on a challenge is a brilliant way of committing and tackling it with friends helps get through those early ambles in the rain. The race season of April and May approaches, distances are growing and the weekly ‘long’ runs are looming. The Vitality Big Half happening in March is the London’s community annual half marathon and the perfect prep for the London Marathon while the Vitality London 10,000 in May is the perfect starter runner’s event.
I love getting to visit many everyday athletes in my role as a Vitality Performance Champion, and so many have committed to big challenges this year. To help you not just survive these but thrive, and feel confident for race day here are some key tips from a nutritionist’s point of view.
What fuel do I need?
What should my pre-race meal be?
What should I eat after a run?
Fuelling on the move
Good luck with all of your endeavours this year! Whichever distance you have agreed to take on, it will all be worth it. Use the tips to understand your preferences so you have confidence from the start to the finish line allowing you to do your best.