Fuel Your Edge
3 delicious meals that payoff during training
RECIPES Almond-crusted Sole with Chive-Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Steamed Broccolini, Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl, Turmeric-Garlic Shrimp with Cabbage-Mango Slaw
Runners are always looking for the next big thing, including how to get an edge on their competition, what the newest superfood is and how to recover faster. Understanding what your body needs is the first step to finding that elusive edge. If you struggle with celiac disease, you need to eliminate gluten from your diet; if you’re lactose-intolerant, having a wide-variety of dairy-free options is important. The availability of specialty foods helps keep runners healthy, recover well and build fitness. Regardless of what dietary restrictions you have, a very simple way to get an edge in training is to cook your own food and reduce the amount of packaged and pre-prepared foods you consume. Many meals suited for runners are easy to prepare. Snacks like granola bars and energy balls are quick and can be stored in the freezer to maintain freshness. Starting off the day with a homemade breakfast sets the tone for a healthy day. Creating meals from scratch means that every ingredient in the dish is known – no weird preservatives or additives. Creating a meal that is healthy and full of essential nutrients can be the next step in becoming a better and healthier runner.