4 common pre-run eating mistakes you’re probably making

Whether you’re training for a 5k or a marathon, the food and fuel you eat can make or break your race. In this blog post I’d like to cover some common pre-run eating mistakes and offer advice on what you should do instead. Race day nutrition is a tricky topic. What works for someone else may not necessarily work well for you.  One of the best ways to optimise your...

Recipes for runners: Raw chocolate energy balls

Inspired by Veganuary, I thought I’d share my recipe for my raw chocolate energy balls. I’ve also been inspired by a number of vegan recipes for runners, mainly from these vegan cookbooks. It just goes to show that you that vegan cooking does not have to be boring! You can eat healthily as a vegan when running or doing any other form of regular exercise. These raw chocolate energy balls...

Vegan recipes for runners: The best vegan cookbooks

vegan recipes for runners

Are you taking part in Veganuary this year? The good news is that there are lots of vegan recipes for runners out there to make your Veganuary that much easier. Veganuary started in 2014 and has since inspired and motivated more than half a million people in 178 countries worldwide to try a plant-based diet.  With there being ever more awareness of climate change, the environment and what the meat...

5 recovery tips after a long run

recovery tips after a long run

Running can be hard on the body, especially if you’re running for more than an hour.  However, long runs don’t have to take a toll on your body if you take the necessary steps to rest and recover after your run. Here are my top 5 recovery tips after a long run. Cool down A proper cool down after a run is just as important as a warm up. Whilst...

Protein for runners: A complete guide to protein

Protein for runners is an essential macronutrient, along with carbohydrates and fat. And it’s fair to say that protein has been given a lot of media attention lately. With the rise of protein snacks, protein powders and more and more people exercising and hitting the gym, the buzz word is protein!  With any buzzy thing comes along, it becomes hard to separate what’s fact and what’s fiction. It can be hard...

6 smoothie recipes for runners to optimise recovery

Smoothies are a great way to get all your post-run goodness in one tasty treat. There are plenty of smoothie recipes for runners to optimise your recovery. Even better, they’re so simple to make – you just chuck all the ingredients into a blender and voila! The 60 minutes after a run are so important for recovery. It’s essential that you give your body the nutrients it needs to repair...

6 ways to recover after a half marathon

Congratulations on completing your half marathon! It’s important to recover after a half marathon. Whether it was your first or seventh race, there are steps you can take to reduce muscle soreness, rebuild your body’s fuel supply, and get back to your normal running and fitness routine sooner rather than later. There are different ways to rest and recover after a half marathon. Whatever you do, it’s important to give...