2. On Your Long Run
Runners who forgo goo and instead swear by whole foods on long runs likely already know all about Medjool dates. That’s because just two Medjool dates provide about 33 grams of carbohydrates—the long-lasting energy you’ll need during an endurance workout. (Plus, they’re small enough to store away in a pocket or pack). “Nutritionally, Medjool dates are perfect for athletic performance, both pre- and post-workout: slow-digesting carbs, potassium, and B vitamins, plus phytochemicals with antioxidant capacity,” says Palmer.
Just make sure to train with Medjool dates on your long runs if you’re thinking about using them on race day. Remember: nothing new on race day.
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