2 Oct 2013

Can a Gluten-Free Diet Make You a Faster Runner?

After finishing the Powerade Copenhagen half marathon in 2 hours and 2 minutes (PB by the way), I am determined to finish my next half marathon one in under the 2 hours! I have read that many runners have performed much better and knocked up to 15 minutes of their half marathon PB's by following a gluten-free diet.

So, as of 1st October 2013, I decided to do my own experiment into this. I am now gluten and sugar free until I cross the finish line of Romes marathon on 23rd March when I'm allowed to break my diet for some Italian ice cream :-)

Then back on the diet again until after I have run the Powerade Copenhagen half marathon 2014 in which I set a goal for myself to finish in 1 hour and 50 minutes. I also will be running an October/November marathon (I don't know which yet), and hope to get a new marathon PB of 4 hours and 15 minutes.

I look forward to trying out this experiment and keeping you up-to-date on how it all pans out.

If you are interested in finding out more than visit how to go gluten-free for runners and read The Gluten-Free Edge

P.S. I wonder if I'll also get faster at 10k's?