The Best Pre & Post Workout Meals

From the Show: HER
Summary: No, lunch isn't going to hold you through until that 6:30 spin class! So, what are your options?
Air Date: 3/7/14
Duration: 10
Host: Michelle King Robson and Pamela Peek, MD
Guest Bio: Taneen Carvell, Running & Triathlon Coach
CoachTTaneen Carvell is an accomplished athlete. After running her first 5K at the age of 32— a self-proclaimed "late bloomer" — she immediately signed up for her first marathon. She has since qualified for the Boston Marathon 14 times and competed in her first Ironman Triathlon at age 40. In total, she has completed 20 marathons and six Ironman triathlons, all just 15 years after her very first race.

Taneen has taken her love of running and endurance sports and turned it into a love of inspiring and coaching others, helping more than 200 folks to the finish line of their various goal races in just the past year. Taneen's vast experience in running and endurance training and competition, and her continued quest for athletic achievement give her personal experience on which to build the many training tips and techniques she teaches. But most of all she shows her trainees that you can have fun even when it's hard, and through it all her support and belief in them will be there all the way to the finish line.
The Best Pre & Post Workout Meals
No, lunch isn't going to hold you through until that 6:30 spin class!

Rather than run on empty, you can rely on certain late afternoon snacks that are easy to carry with you and really make those evening workouts worthwhile. 

With pre-workout foods, keep it simple. Also, if you're used to drinking coffee, a cup can help jump start your day and it can also clean your system properly. For those post-workout meals, you shouldn't wait to eat until you are starving. A lot of people wait to eat until they feel famished and consequently make the wrong food choices. If you have a snack, like a protein shake post-workout, you will replenish your muscles properly and help set yourself up for success with your next meal. Otherwise, you may be more likely to raid the refrigerator and counteract all the calories you just burned off.

Taneen Carvell, ("Coach T") is a triathlete and marathon runner and coach in the Washington D.C. area. Taneen shares how you can improve your physique and maximize your performance through optimal pre- and post-workout meals.