|By Amanda Thomas|
Your Diet During Training
Adventure racing places high demands on the body's energy sources. To give your body the best fighting chance to operate at the optimum you have trained for, aim to eat a combination of these 3 food groups:
1. Carbohydrates: The body's best source of long term energy. The intake of these foods should be governed by how intensely you plan to run the race. Depending on frequency and intensity of training, daily requirements range from 8-12g/kg of body weight. Carbohydrates include: Breads, pasta and rice
2. Protein: Aids in muscle building and repair. The daily requirements for protein range from 1-1.6g per kg of body weight. Important sources of protein include: meat, dairy, nuts, seeds, dried peas, beans and eggs.
3. Vitamins and Minerals: Essential for body balance and neuro transmission optimisation. Fruit and vegetables are the main natural source of these elements.