[ Return to Index ] [ Original Message ]Original Message
By entering these forums you agree to our Rules
on the logo to return to our homepage
|Subject: ||RE: Captainrobbo/Eurodonkey: strength for masters|
As a masters sprinter, I'm not going to chime in with my routine...
That's a pity - I'd really like to hear about it! You are the people who ought to know about strength and power, after all.
..but in my experience and opinion, distance runners short themselves on protein in favor of carb intake.
I'm with you there. I picked up on this issue this past season by tracking my diet with an online tool and realising I was often below 1.0g/kg. It does take a little effort to hit 1.5g/kg, but I have been making sure to do it at the same time as I have been gaining strength.
One unequivocal win/win has been using a recovery drink after sessions with some protein in it. Low fat milk shakes are dirt cheap - UK supermarkets frequently seem to have price wars on them - and have an ideal 25% protein / 75% carb mix, which is ideal for fast refuelling and muscle growth. I have found that if I chug one of these straight after a race or hard session I recover a LOT faster. I am guessing that this is even more relevant after a long endurance session (say an hour of hard running) than one of my minimal-neural-weights-sessions, as we tear down and repair fibres from the bigger sessions.
To combat message board spam (by non runners). We are making people answer a brief question before they can post on a thread that is over 20 days old.
If you answer this question you should be able to post.