Marathon Nutrition Hangout With Alicia Shay July 2, 2013 By Run S.M.A.R.T. In Nutrition tips / Got a marathon nutrition question? Ask Alicia in the comments below. [Update: We apologize for the first minute of confusion. Bunch of amateurs! Q&A starts around 1 minute in.] Tags:Alicia Shay McKirdy Braves The Heat In Fairfield Half Stuff We Dig: Roll Recovery 10 Comments Hi Alicia, Is it better to eat dinner before or after a weeknight run, starting around 7 pm? And depending on which is better, what should we be eating to power up for the run… or to recover afterward? I can both see and hear you Brian! On carb loading: how many hours until the energy from a big pasta dinner is no longer useful on my long run? How close to the run should I consume the extra carbs? Would you recommend using pre-run and post-run nutritional drinks/fuel for all training runs, even short easy runs? Hi Alicia, Alan Gardner here, president of the NY Flyers. So glad that you are on board with Brian and the Run SMART folks. We are excited about our training season! So, I am into natural vegetable (and fruit juices). For example, I like to have a carrot, apple, beet and spinach combination or a kale and grape juice combo, among others. What is your view on using natural juices for nutrition in general, and, what juices would you say are good to prep for a run and afterwards, for recovery? Thanks! Alan My PT has me on a few supplements as part of my rehab from a hip injury (torn labrum)- I’m taking ferrum phosphate, curcumin, & bioplasma (cell salts). This is all new for me-can any of them cause issues longer-term, or are they supportive for general system health? Are they especially helpful while training? The curcumin I’ve read is good for general anti-inflammatory care, & since I’m allergic to NSAIDS, it’s appealing. Would love a nutritionist’s opinion! This has been great…I know I got my question in very late here…hope to hear an answer from Alicia via an email or posting… What do you think about merits of any “super nutrient” foods such as chia, green juice, acai, honey, chia, goji berries, cacao, maca, bee pollen, spirulina and blue-green algae, aloe vera, hemp, reishi mushroom, etc…. Author Really, your first time? Haha. That was the most exciting opening minute to any hangout ever! That’s a PR! Author Spare us and start this thing around a minute in. Comments are closed.