12. Nutrition for Middle-Distance and Speed-Endurance Training

  1. Professor Susan A Lanham-New3,
  2. Dr Samantha J Stear4,
  3. Dr Susan M Shirreffs5 and
  4. Dr Adam L Collins3
  1. Dr Trent Stellingwerff1 and
  2. Bethanie Allanson2

Published Online: 14 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444344905.ch12

Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Sport and Exercise Nutrition

How to Cite

Stellingwerff, T. and Allanson, B. (2011) Nutrition for Middle-Distance and Speed-Endurance Training, in Sport and Exercise Nutrition (eds S. A. Lanham-New, S. J. Stear, S. M. Shirreffs and A. L. Collins), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444344905.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Surrey, UK

  2. 4

    Performance Influencers Limited, UK

  3. 5

    Loughborough University, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Nestlé Research Centre, Switzerland

  2. 2

    Sports Dietitian and Nutritionist, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 SEP 2011
  2. Published Print: 23 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444334685

Online ISBN: 9781444344905



  • nutrition, for middle-distance and speed-endurance training;
  • elite middle-distance athletes, periodised training approach;
  • nutrition recommendations, acute and chronic training;
  • energy systems in middle-distance athletes;
  • CHO oxidised during exercise, exercise intensity;
  • post-training nutritional recovery;
  • protein ingestion timing;
  • supplements, for middle-distance athlete


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Energy systems in middle-distance athletes

  • Periodised nutrition to match periodised training programmes

  • Post-training nutritional recovery

  • Specific body composition requirements

  • Supplements for the middle-distance athlete

  • Perspectives on future research directions

  • Conclusion

  • Further reading