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Training Tips on Supplements and Weather For Marathon Season

Training Tips For Marathon Season

We are excited to share one of our fave stories from Fitness Magazine here on FitSugar!

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, right? Staying healthy and strong may not be quite that simple, but dietary supplement specialist Lori Bestervelt of NSF International has some simple tips for staying on top of your fitness game as marathon season approaches and the weather gets colder.

  1. Stay consistent: If you’re planning on starting a new supplement, switching up your diet or even trying a new sports drink, be sure that you give your body time to adjust. "Trying something new on race day can literally be the kiss of death," according to Bestervelt. It's important to incorporate anything that you plan to do on race day into your regular training schedule well in advance so that you won’t be surprised by the way your body reacts to these changes.

  2. Start popping a pill: Whether you’re training for the next big race or frequenting the gym for a spinning class, you need your vitamins! Bestervelt recommends getting a good daily multivitamin to maintain good health. Check your multi's label at fda.gov to make sure you're getting all the nutrients your body needs.

Keep reading for two more tips!

  1. Rise and shine, rain or shine: "Practice for every kind of weather, because you have no idea what you’re going to get on race day," says Bestervelt. It may be hard to get out of bed on a rainy day when you’ve been spoiled by summer’s sunshine, but training for different weather conditions will ensure that your body is ready for whatever comes your way on race day. Be sure to stock up on waterproof gear to keep you warm and dry, too!

Read on for more tips to prep for a marathon.

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