I am training for a marathon and every time I start to get into the higher mileage within a couple days I start to get sick. I know it is just the extra strain on my body that causes me to weaken. What are some diet or products to help refuel my body when I train hard? Should I have one week where I focus on mileage and another weak to help in strength training to help break it up?
There’s been a lot of recent research about the use of Vitamin D to aid in recovery, as well as additional vitamin C to ward off illness.
Here is a link to a study regarding muscle recovery and vitamin D: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/usana-releases-new-research-on-v…
Just as your marathon plan should include planned increases in milage, intensity and strength training. It should also include a plan for rest, recovery and nutrition for both training and recovery.