The MLB isn’t the only one practicing for their time to shine. Team UWT : running the road ahead is also back in training for our 2nd shot at the Vancouver Sun Run, taking place Sunday, April   21, 2013. Only 24 more days until our 17 person team gets out there and we are making sure we are in tip-top shape for the 10km run, which has become one of Vancouver’s traditional rites of Spring!

A look at what we are up to and what we’re eating:

Talks of 5km training runs on the weekends have become common lunchroom conversations! And to fuel the inspiration, t-shirts have been ordered and have just arrived at the office:

In prep for the run, many of us are learning about the right things to eat before and after our workouts, which of course includes healthy doses of the fruits and veggies we haul every day.

Fueling before a workout – why is it important?

  • Prevents hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar
  • Settles the stomach, absorb some of the gastric juices and wards off hunger
  • Fuels the muscles

Fueling before a workout – what to eat?

  • General rule: eat at least 1 hour before exercising
  • 1 banana, ¾ cup fat free plain yogurt, ¼ cup low fat granola
  • 1 apple dipped in almond butter, 1 granola bar
  • 1 ½ cups grapes, 2 crackers with cream cheese

Fueling after a workout – why is it important?

  • Replenishes depleted blood sugars and muscle glycogen stores
  • To optimize muscle repair and growth

Fueling after a workout – what to eat?

  • To get the most out of the recovery benefits of these foods, eat them within 30 minutes of exercising
  • A shake, with 1 cup of fruit, a scoop of protein, 1 cup almond milk
  • Fruit yogurt
  • Cereal with milk
  • Pretzels with ½ cup of cottage cheese

This Easter weekend’s forecast is looking good for us all to take in these tips when we hit the roads!

weather 03.28.2013

Stay tuned for more on Team UWT: running the road ahead’s lead up to race day! Wishing everyone a great long weekend!


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