Any marathon runners out there?
Created Oct 20 2010 - 8:21am
Submitted by Eloisa
on October 20, 2010 - 8:21am
So I'm in my second week of training for a 1/2 marathon and am concerned about what I should be taking as far as "supplements" (protein, b-vitamins, amino acids, calcium, iron, etc.). I eat a pretty balanced raw diet, lots of fruit and veggies, and currently do chia seeds as additional protein and for my Omega's but feel I need to up my nutrition because it's started to feel like muscle recovery time after my runs is really long and almost pretty much painful as it will last well into days after my run. I would like to stay as raw as possible (currently I'm around 90-95%), but I would be willing to take semi-raw supplements during my training season. The down side to this is that I really don't have so much extra money to drop $150 on supplements a month. I know of sun warrior and garden of life proteins which run aroudn $30-$50, but I've never taken them, and don't know of anyone else who has, so if anyone has taken them or something similar if they wouldn't mind sharing how they feel it has helped them nutritionally, if it really does at all. And any advice from current raw marathon runners would be welcome! Thanks guys!