Nutrition and Special Considerations

Objectives

  1. Discuss the nutrition principles needed for good health and continued success as a runner.
  2. Discuss the facts concerning gaining and losing body fat and how your running program affects this process.
  3. Explain the special considerations existing for female runners concerning injuries, anemia, amenorrhea, osteoporosis, and pregnancy.

Managing Body Fat

Nutrition Principles

Hydration

Special Considerations for Female Runners

  • Biological Differences
  • Running Mechanics
  • Anemia
  • Serum Ferritin
  • Amenorrhea
  • Osteoporosis
  • Disordered Eating
  • Pregnancy