Nutrition Q&A with Anna

Nutrition Q&A with Anna

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Topics Covered (time in video in brackets):

  • What do you recommend to fuel with on an ultra that is not too sweet? (00:00)
  • I am doing London marathon, do I need to take any supplements for it? (3:10)
  • Is collagen beneficial? (5:50)
  • Is it beneficial to take glucosamine or collagen to help with joint pain or would she recommend foods instead e.g. oily fish (8:30)
  • I have had the flu and a chest infection and lost my appetite, what can I do when I get back into training? (10:40)
  • How do snacks like jelly beans compare to commercial gels? (14:20)
  • I have never used electrolytes but as I am hoping to do a 35k in April I think I maybe need to start.  How do I work out if I need them and also how much I need and when? (15:40)
  • Last time I took gels was 4 yrs ago. I want to start taking them again but I have a sensitive stomach so what can I use? (22:10)
  • Do you need to take gels before a run? (26:20)
  • I'd like to ask about sickness during an ultra. What's the best strategy for coming back from this and kick starting the ability to eat again? (28:30)
  • On long runs I consume 60g of carbs in the form of gels or chews. At £2 per gel a 6 hour run becomes very expensive, what could I have as an alternative? (32:10)
  • Is there anything nutritionally a (particularly older runner - I'm 50 later this year) can do to aid recovery? (34:20)
  • Do you have any thoughts on whether it's important for women doing a lot of training to keep an eye on how much fat they eat or just how much they eat in general? How do you know if you're eating enough before it starts to become an issue!? (38:20)
  • For runners looking to go "more" or "full-on" plant-based this year, what supplementation do you recommend? (42:40)
  • I get an upset stomach at the end of the marathon, what can I do to avoid this? (49:50)