Great discussion on nutrition for runners by Amy Culp

After the 14 mile run today Ruth and company arranged a nutrition seminar for Team Rogue that is one of the better ones I’ve been to in the past few years. It went over an hour and Amy was very accommodating to all the questions people had. Amy covered details about daily workouts, differences in requirements depending on your intensity and amount of workouts per week. She went over daily needs, pre-workout, during workout and post-workout.

One of the things we do generally hear is the recovery drink and importance of getting it in the 30 minutes right after finishing. A general guideline from Amy was 50 g of carbs and 15 g of protein so I thought I’d compare that to the recovery drinks I tend to have.

Silk Soy Milk – Coffee Flavor 2 servings
50g of carbs
10g of protein

Mix of Water, Soy Milk Powder and Whey Protein (Chocolate)
32g of carbs
44g of protein

So the silk soy mil was the best and closest so I may need to stick to that. The other thing would be to reduce the serving size of the mix and work in some carbs through a banana. Or try the whey protein with some juice. It’ll be fun to experiment with what works and … of course what tastes good.

Here’s some info about Amy:

Amy Culp, RD, LD is a skilled nutrition expert with a passion for promoting nutrition and wellness. She is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian specializing in eating disorders, sports nutrition, weight management, and “family” nutrition (working with parents to raise healthy and happy eaters). Amy also works as a sports dietitian for the University of Texas athletes, and as a nutrition consultant and speaker for large and small companies nationwide.

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