Running nutrition can be confusing.
To begin with, there’s your day-to-day diet. The debates will forever rage on in running circles on how to fuel your training, from keto to high carb to whole 30 and everything in between.
At the end of the day, simple whole foods are your best bet, not following specific, restrictive rules on quantity and substance.
On top of that, there’s a general sense that running means you need “extras” in your diet. Extra iron, extra protein, extra…. fill in the blank.
Runners frequently turn to supplements to satisfy these “needs.” There are thousands of articles and blog posts, not to mention advertising, dedicated to convincing you that as a runner, you need to add specific nutrients to your diet.
This episode discusses what's needed (and what you can skip) and how to dial in your nutrition for better running performance.