Video: Carbohydrate consumption for Waterford Viking Marathon athletes

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Postgraduate Researcher in the Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Science at WIT, Fionn McSwiney

Postgraduate Researcher in the Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Science at WIT, Fionn McSwiney

WIT Postgrad researcher Fionn McSwiney offers guidelines athletes should follow regarding their carbohydrate intake leading up to the Viking marathon

Leading up to the Viking Marathon, both diet and exercise should be at the forefront of your mind. Postgraduate researcher at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) in the Department of Sport and Exercise Science, Fionn McSwiney, offers advice on the recommended intake of carbohydrates you should be consuming before taking on the marathon.

Fionn suggests your consumption of carbohydrates should be higher on a heavy training day compared to a lighter less strenuous training day. 


 

Waterford's sixth annual marathon event will take place on Saturday 24 June 2017. The new route planned for 2017 will take in the two bridges of the city, Rice Bridge and Thomas Francis Meagher Bridge on the N25. WIT has partnered with WLRfm Waterford Viking Marathon and is delighted to be sponsoring the goody bag for the 2017 event on 24 June 2017. All race distances will finish at the WIT Arena and athletes register and pick up their bag at the sports campus in the days before the race. The Institute, through the Department of Sport & Exercise Science, is will also be hosting events, publishing articles and running competitions to promote exercise and health.

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