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by Jarah Broc - A post-run meal is vital, and you ought to include whole grains in the menu. According to healthcare journalist Erin Heger in an Insider feature on what to eat post-run, eating after running is just as important as eating before running. That’s because running depletes your glycogen reserves (reducing your source of energy in the process), causes you to lose water and electrolytes (making you vulnerable to dehydration), and subjects your body to some wear and tear (especially your leg muscles and feet).

I called my trail run from Cleveland an unassisted solo run. I was physically on the trail for many days by myself. Most of the journey I had no one by my side or a car waiting down the road for assistance.  Most of time, physically, I was solo and unassisted.  However, I have so many family members and friends to thank for assisting to making this journey possible.  

“I used to be skinny when I was a runner in college. Look at me now. My BMI says I am “obese.”

If you are reading RUNOHIO, you are most likely someone who is interested in running, but you may not understand that cross-country is a great sport. It doesn’t always get the attention that it truly deserves, and, at times, those who are passionate about it don’t communicate how special this sport really is.

 

With a couple of more months of hot weather running many athletes are looking forward to the fall with cooler temperatures. Don't forget to drink plenty of water before and after your runs. This is especially important during the hot and humid summer days.