London Marathon Milestone 4: Food – Taper - Motivation
In this FOURTH episode of our London Marathon Milestone series, we discuss the foods and fluids to INCLUDE and the ones to consider REMOVING from the diet from now until after race day to support health and strength for the BIG day!
We also emphasise the importance of a STRICT and CONSISTENT taper in the weeks leading up to the London Marathon. This is an area of training that is often neglected by runners; however it has been shown to support overall running performance.
This episode concludes with some motivational quotes from well-known athletes including: Mo Farah, Usain Bolt, and Scott Jurek to help maintain motivation as the BIG event draws near!
Focusing on foods to consume in the diet from now until race day. Considerations include:
Focusing on fluids to avoid in the diet from now until race day. Considerations include:
Outlining the definition of TAPERING before moving on to explore its importance in training and different recognised approaches to the Taper. Highlights include:
Some inspiring and motivational quotes to help maintain everyone’s MOJO spoken by famous athletes including:
“The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.” – John Bingham
“Don’t dream of winning…train for it” – Mo Farah
“When you run the marathon, you run against the distance, not against the other runners and not against the time.” – Haile Gebrselassie
“Don’t think about the start of the race, think about the ending.” – Usain Bolt
“The reward of running—of anything—lies within us.” ― Scott
The suggestions we make during this episode are for guidance and
advice only, and are not a substitute for medical advice or treatment.
If you have any concerns regarding your health, please contact
your healthcare professional for advice as soon as possible.
Aileen Smith and Karen Campbell host RUNNERS HEALTH HUB. A place for like-minded female runners who are looking for simple ways to support running performance, energy, endurance, and general great health.
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