Nutrition has always played a major role in sports. The ancient Greeks believed that athletes should have a special diet rich in protein with a special focus on meat, some athletes were known to eat a meat-only diet before the competition. As for hydration wine was the most popular drink at the time and the primary means for hydration before, during and specially after the event.
Nowadays, nutrition and hydration play a big role in long distance running. There are many different drinks, bars, pellets and gels available and it is not hard to feel a little lost on what to take and when. The timing is specially important as we have different needs during a race. Continue reading “Milk, your next recovery drink”