The “Eating For The Long Run” Project
We all need good, nutritious food and drink, namely water, to survive the ups and downs of life, and no more so than when you decide to take up running and/ or yoga. What you put into your body has a major effect on what your body puts out, in terms of physical performance & mental wellbeing. This page is a constant work in progress but aims to help by posting sources of many nutritious & delicious ingredients, interesting & awesome products, AND we’re going to try and test a few recipes for you.
Following on from the guest post of Jesica Cockerham about ideal nutrient sources for runners (which you can READ HERE), this page will now be a place for ideas and inspiration about how to improve the quality of what you eat and drink.
When this section of the website first started, a selection of recipes from Scott Jurek’s book Eat & Run were trail-tested. For a bit of fun, it was called the ‘Eating For The Long Run Project’, which my trail running buddy / chef extraordinaire Shawna contributed to and you can read more about the recipes (and our reviews of them) below. The project continues, but now will look at other health & nutrition books, and other recipe sources.
But when we talk about eating – there are no strict rules here! The focus is on finding what works for you – whether that be a totally vegan diet or something more along the lines of a ‘flexitarian’ (interpret as you will). If eating a totally ‘plant-based’ diet sounds like too much hard work, you could try becoming more ‘plant-focused’ – something that could help us all to include more fruit, vegetables, whole grains, nuts & legumes on our plates every day.
And on that note – I’m off to make lunch! Bon Appétit!