Thursday, June 5, 2008

Who should you believe: random doctors or random co-runners?

Here's an interesting article Mark sent me about athletes' food intake. It basically states that many athletes are gullible and that eating special foods (maybe such as my salt tablets, gus, blocks, etc) are not necessary, but rather good, "normal" foods. It quotes random doctors and their beliefs and also gives little testimonies from elite runners/Ironmaners.

Well...this information doesn't help my ignorant self. If some other long distance runner tells me that I should eat or take something because it'll help my muscles/endurance, etc, I'll most likely do it (unless it costs more than $17).

Check it out if you want and give me your take on it:

Real Thought for Food for Long Workouts.

1 comment:

-chris said...

I think this article is focused on recovery products that 'make you stronger' as opposed to gels (high density calories) or salt tablet (to replace electrolytes in extremely intense events).

I think these guys have a good point. Instead of a 'recovery carb product', why not have a beer?

I think I'll pack a post-race beer for this weekend.