Co-authored by The Runners Forum and Heather Fink MS, RD, CSSD
Whether you are a first timer or experienced half marathoner, you’ll benefit from fueling your body before and during your half marathon. Practicing your fueling plan during training will help ensure you know what your body needs and what works best to keep your muscles fueled for the duration of the event! We’ll help make sense of the options and provide advice to help you succeed on event day!
Author: HEATHER FINK, MS, RD, CSSD
For 15 years, Heather has been providing nutrition, fitness and wellness programming to individuals, corporations and athletic teams From an endurance standpoint, Heather has worked with beginner through elite athletes who are participating in events ranging from 5Ks and sprint triathlons through marathons, Ironman’s, and ultra-endurance cycling events. She has written two books: the "Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Half Marathon Training" and "Practical Applications in Sports Nutrition." She has earned a degree in Dietetics as well as a Master of Science in Kinesiology. Since college, Heather has enjoyed swimming, biking, and running. She also earned a gold and silver medal at the World Championships for duathlon.
from Nutrion and Wellness Solutions by Heather Fink, MS, RD, CSSD
"What are some healthy, yet tasty, snacks I can eat throughout the day?"
Healthy snacking is a hot topic. My clients routinely ask me for ideas that are delicious, nutritious, and easy to prepare. The following suggestions are my top ten favorite snacks. I have provided the serving sizes, calories per serving (all suggestions are <300 calories), and the unique health benefits of the tasty treats.
Baby Carrots and Almond Butter
Greek Yogurt and Blueberries
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