A good training regime is, of course, essential for distance running. But for real success on the endurance front, it is important to give your nutrition a long hard look. The longer you run, the more fuel your body needs. As a general rule, if you exercise at intensity beyond one-and-a-half hours, your body needs to replenish carbohydrates and electrolytes to maintain performance, says nutritionist Sarah OíNeill (sarahoneill.co.uk). And if you don’t consume the extra salt and sugar your body craves, you’re more susceptible to dehydration.
Fitness model healthy food swaps If you’re struggling to swap out certain unhealthy foods, three of our favourite fitness bloggers and models share their food swaps below.Bianca CheahFitness website founder and model // Sporteluxe.com and biancacheah.com.au“I eat a high-protein, low-carb diet. I don’t eat dairy foods like milk, cheese and yoghurt. Chicken and fish are my top protein picks and with them I always eat plenty of fresh vegetables – particularly the vegies in season as they are grown more naturally.