This is the first of six blogs written for the awesome folks at FitMKE. I’m very excited and honored — this is a big deal.
Let’s be honest. There’s a lot to consider when preparing for a race. From a 5K to an ultra, each of us have unique, yet similar needs during training, the race its self and even after the event. We all want to be successful, yes?
In honor and celebration of preparation, for the next two months I’ll be sharing with you quick and easy nutrition tips to properly (dare I say, smartly) prepare for a 5K. And whether you’re a newbie or have already spent your fair share of funds on running garb, I guarantee you’ll learn something new.
So hold on to those laces, goos, hats and water bottles, you’re in for a educational and entertaining two months. After my last blog, we’ll commemorate our triumphant knowledge with a free Brew City IMPACT (boot camp/cross training) workout on Saturday, May 26 and a grocery shopping tour the following week. Stay tuned for more details as the date approaches. I look forward to meeting you!
Blog #1: Well Before Race Day: Day -1000 to 2 Weeks Pre-Race.
What in the world is “Day -1000”, Amy? Well, it’s an acknowledgement of all the food you’ve eaten well before deciding to do a 5K. Yep, it matters, but have no fear. I’m here to lead you to green pastures, hydrated muscles and a happy digestive system.
If you really think about it, eating nutritiously is part of training (which we typically think of as primarily running and strength). The amount of calories you eat matter, however, the quality of those calories is so much more important.