Training For a Race? Here's What You Should Eat

From the Show: HER
Summary: What are the food groups you need more of during race training?
Air Date: 9/10/15
Duration: 10
Host: Michelle King Robson and Pam Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Abbie Gellman, MS, RD
Abbie GAbbie Gellman, MS, RD, is a professionally-trained chef and Registered Dietitian. Abbie has over 10 years of hospitality and food and beverage consulting experience and nearly 10 years of nutrition-related experience.

She received a Master of Science degree in Nutrition from Teachers College, Columbia University and completed a dietetic internship at New York – Presbyterian Hospital in NYC. Abbie holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration and earned her Culinary Degree from Peter Kump's New York Cooking School (now known as ICE).

In addition to working with a wide variety of food service operators, Abbie also counsels and educates patients and groups in a private practice setting and cooks privately for individual clients.
Training For a Race? Here's What You Should Eat
If you're training for your first race, whether it be a 5K or full marathon, you may be wondering if certain foods can help your progress.

Even though already have a daily training schedule, you may have forgotten the importance of keeping a nutrition schedule as well.

Nutrition is one of the most important factors for successful running, as you need certain foods to help sustain energy throughout your training and on race day.

So, what foods should you be eating?

Regardless of what you may hear on mainstream media, your body needs carbs for energy. However, this doesn't mean you can binge on chips, crackers, cookies, pasta, pizza, and bread.

In fact, you may want to consider parting ways with all processed foods.

Healthy carbs such as whole grains, fruits, oats, beans, brown rice, veggies, and quinoa are all good choices to keep stocked throughout your training.

Listen in as Abbie Gellman, MS, RD, shares what you should be eating to prepare for your race.