Month: June 2015

Women’s Relationship with Running Through the Ages

I have been a runner myself since I was in the 5th grade.  Running is like a long-term relationship and watching running evolve for women over time is exciting. It’s just as exciting to see a high school cross-country team nervous before a big meet as it is a woman in her 70s in the midst of an epic mountain run. But no matter how old you are, good nutrition, recovery and overall wellness remains important in going the distance. Challenges and advantages for women running in their teens? Teenage runners have a lot of advantages, namely their young and flexible muscles, joints and tendons! They also have intention and drive towards their sport which carries them far.  Learning about the role of daily nutrition and sports specific nutrition will help them carry on strong into the next decade. That said, most teenagers have no clue about nutrition and how it effects their performance unless they are lucky enough to have a nutritionally knowledgeable coach, or even better a sports dietitian in their life. I personally …