Minute 1: Protein for runners

We usually associate protein supplements with dudes whose t-shirts have been attacked by the sleeve monster and who make jokes like: “I went for a run this morning. Worst 2 minutes of my life.” But protein is not just for guys who favor the free weights section at the gym. Several recent stories have highlighted the importance of protein for endurance athletes. TrainingPeaks provides a good primer on the subject: “The Endurance Athlete’s Guide to Protein.” Most athletes understand that protein helps build muscle and speed recovery, but TrainingPeaks explains that there are many more benefits like hemoglobin production and maintaining fluid balance. This story from Bicycling magazine delves into the recovery benefits of protein: “Here’s How Protein Postride Can Benefit Your Muscles.” As for good sources of protein, you may want to check out these recent ideas:









Source: Six Minute Mile Newsletter