Once you start training for a long race, be it 10k, 1/2 or full marathon, or 50k. You may start looking into longer races. You may do like I did and try to find/read anything that might help make it a little easier or make me faster than molasses finally. For me, the people who can finish a 50 – 100 mile race are definitely super human. I look at how they train and what they eat before, during and after the race. This is an interesting article about the Western States 100 running nutrition. It is a good guide to how to adjust your nutrition depending on the conditions. It is always a balancing act. As a larger runner, you will also burn more calories than your smaller counterparts!
Long Run Nutrition
About the Author: RunningAnyway
I have gone up and down in weight over my life. I ran cross-country in high school, but that was 25 years ago. I was up to 245lbs at 5'6" tall, not good. I have tried all different styles of eating, from vegan to low-carb. After really seeing how out of shape I was, I decided to get in shape. A year later, I have been running at least 3 days a week and am getting ready for my first marathon. As a fat runner, I'm not fast, I'm not going to win, but I will finish.