Written by Nancy Clark MS RD has a private practice in the Boston-area where she teaches athletes one-on-one how to eat to win. She is author of the best-selling Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook.
Now that summer is upon us, many athletes are really ramping up their training for fall endurance events such as a marathon, century bike ride, or tennis tournament, or for fall sports like soccer, volleyball and lacrosse. If you feel confused about how to maintain energy during extended exercise, use this handy guide as a tool to figure out your target intake.
Because each person’s body responds differently to food during exercise, experiment during training, observe the benefits (or costs), and tweak accordingly!
For more information: Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook, Food Guide for Marathoners, or Cyclist’s Food Guide.