Photo campaign #RUNNINGFOOD

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What do runners prefer to eat BEFORE, DURING and AFTER training? Show us your #RUNNINGFOOD, inspired by one another and win great prizes in our campaign. 

One thing is for sure: Those who run a lot need to eat accordingly and to refill their energy resources. A balanced and varied nutrition results in better performance, gives you a better body feeling and it simply improves your wellbeing.

#RUNNINGFOOD TIPS 

Here are some tips, which can be taken into account when it comes to nutrition in the context of running training.

Plan 

Just like you plan your training you can also plan your «eating week». Appointments (work, friends etc.) can be considered and the shopping can be planned in time.

Prepare freshly and by yourself 

There is nothing that beats fresh ingredients to prepare a delicious meal with – that way, you also know what is in it. If you cook a bit more, you can even take the leftovers to work on the following day.

Local and seasonal 

Look out for local and seasonal products. Every season offers a range of fruit and vegetables.

Start your day properly 

Eat breakfast -enough! That gives you energy for the day and keeps away the munchies.

Jazz it up 

Simple dishes can easily be jazzed up with herbs or spices. Cinnamon in your müesli, chives on your cheese sandwich, chilli in the tomato sauce. The more varied, the better.

Pack recovery snacks 

Those little hunger pangs keep knocking on your door from time to time. Be prepared and pack little snacks. A müesli bar, a piece of fruit or a bag of trail mix are ideal. Also work with your training plan and insert snacks before, while and after training.

Drinking bottle ahoy!

Dehydration reduces your capacity to perform – be it at work or when running. Thus, always carry a drinking bottle with you and put your drink somewhere where you can always see it. 1.5 to 2 liters are the minimum, if you train a lot, it may be more.

And this is how the photo campaign works 

No matter whether it’s vegetarian, vegan, glutenfree, paleo, low carb or just «normal» – we want to see what ends up in your plates and what gives you the power needed for running training.

Share your #Runningfood with us and post a photo on

Facebook: Tag @Running.Coach in your post on your profile and use the hashtag #run4goals

Instagram: Mention us @running.coach in your post on your profile and use the hashtag #run4goals

Twitter: Direct your tweet at us @runningcoach_me and use the hashtag #run4goals

Or send us your photo/photos by e-mail: info@runningcoach.me

You can win: 

1x Tomtom touch tracker, 1×6 months Bronze prescription, 1×3 months Bronze prescription, 1x minibands, 1x running.COACH shirt

The photo campaign lasts until 12 February 2017. Running.COACH will steadily be reposting the pictures on social media, show them in a gallery on Facebook and some ideas will even be included in a blog entry. The winning photos will be elected by a jury and the winners will be announced by the end of February 2017. 

And don’t forget: #run4goals and let’s get inspired by one another!

Photo campaign #runthissummer and share your moments

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Summertime is holiday time. As well as running time? There are probably two types of people: some use their spare time to excessively dedicate themselves to training. However, there surely are those amongst you, who, once on holiday, take a break from training as well, even if they are actually training for a goal set up for autumn. 

The reasons and excuses for refraining from training during summer/holiday time are manifold: day trips, a day by the outdoor pool, a barbecue in the evening, travelling, lack of a suitable running course on holidays, and many more. Here are some pieces of “run-this-summer” advice, showing you how to combine holidays with running training: a win-win situation.

No matter if you are a summer training champion or if you always find excuses for postponing running sessions by one, two or several days-  document your summer-running moments and share them with us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter or send them to us by e-mail.

You can win 3 Polar Bluetooth heart rate belts, 1 Salomon running backpack, 3 mini band sets, 3 Running.COACH sets and 4 Bronze Subscriptions (2x 3 months and 2x 6 months).

You can find all information on the photo campaign #runthissummer below.

Run-this-summer advice

  • Take advantage of the fact that summer is the brightest time of the year and run early in the morning, before breakfast, if possible: The feeling after an active start of the day is wonderful and guarantees a good mood for the whole day. Furthermore, it is not too hot yet and the rest of the day can be filled with other activities.
  • Combine your visit at the outdoor pool with a training session. Why not run there? You’ll be rewarded a comfortable refreshment afterwards.
  • Active day trips: Go to places by bike and use this as an alternative base training.
  • Explore your holiday environment: There is nothing more exciting than training in a new running environment. Why not conduct your sightseeing while jogging for a change? Don’t forget your cell phone, in order for you to be able to take pictures and to have a map with you just in case.
  • Run along the beach: An awesome feeling that has to be taken advantage of when being on beach holidays. Why not try running with barefoot?
  • Swimming, Aquajogging and water gymnastics are good alternative forms of training for summer.
  • Replace your running session with a short strength session by the outdoor pool or at the beach. Use your own body weight and bring your Minibands (see photo above).
  • And most importantly: Have fun and enjoy summertime. We would like to see that in your pictures, too.

Photo campaign: #runthissummer

How do you train in summer? Do you execute any of the run-the-summer tips or can you come up with further ones?

No matter whether at home, far away, in a city, in the mountains or on the beach: capture your summer running moments and share them with us on

Facebook: Tag Running.Coach in your post

Instagram: Mention us (@running.coach) in your post and use the hashtag #runthissummer

Twitter: Direct your tweet to us (@runningcoach_me) and use the hashtag #runthissummer

Or send us your photos by e-mail: info@runinngcoach.me

The photo campaign lasts until 14 August 2016. We will be regularly re-posting the best photos on social media and later show them in a picture gallery. The winning photos are chosen by a jury and published by the end of August 2016.

And don’t forget: #runthissummer!