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Food (for) miles

What should women runners eat for better performance and quicker recovery? Jenna Hope, nutritionist for The Transformation Chef, has all the answers

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Every calorie isn’t created equal. As runners, we can burn off a vast number of calories, but just how we choose to fuel our bodies in order to churn through those miles can have a huge effect on our strength, our endurance and our mental wellbeing. We’ve put together our favourite nutrition FAQs to help us all get the nutrition basics right.

I’m a runner. What should I eat during a normal week as opposed to when I’m training for a race?

“Lives are getting busier and less in the actual moment, and we spend more time on our phones and computers. This is positive in some ways, such as being able to connect globally, but it can have a negative impact on how much we are in the present, and how aware we are of our thoughts and feelings,” explains nutrition expert and personal trainer Chloe Bowler.

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About Women’s Running

We’ve taken a running jump into spring with our March issue, which is packed with inspirational ideas on how to go further, get fitter and run faster now that the worst of the cold weather is behind us. We’ve been out on the trails discovering new ways we can inject a bit of wild into our running: from fastpacking to swimruns there are plenty of ways to embrace your inner child and find new ways to love our beloved running. And if that wan’t enough to inspire you to leave the tarmac behind, read our interview with Emily Scott: last summer she climbed 282 Munros (that’s a mountain to the non-Scottish among you) unsupported, in one continuous round. And she’s on the lookout for her next adventure! We’ve also included the Big One: your training guide to getting round a marathon in tip top shape – whether it’s your first marathon, or simply your latest stab at a PB, we’ve got the plan to give you a strong finish. Our extended workout this issue focuses on arms: strong arms are vital for a strong stride, so we’re working on getting rock-hard triceps and biceps to pump our legs. And while we know that running is good for ourselves, did you know you could help others by putting one foot in front of the other? We investigate England Athletic’s Mental Health Champions campaign to support good mental wellbeing through running, and find out how we can get involved at a local level.