Professional runners share their coffee stories and caffeine habits

By Citius Mag Staff

June 15, 2017

It’s no secret that caffeine is very valuable to a runner. There’s dozens of studies out there that will tell you all about its performance enhancement. You may even be drinking some coffee right now as you read it and wait for your next run.

There’s a couple factors that go into coffee intake before a run. Timing is important because you want to get the effect of the caffeine but you also don’t want to stop in the middle of your run and then start looking for a place to go.

In the spirit of Food Week on Citius Mag, we decided to put a call out for some tweets on how professionals and everyday runners approach coffee.

Here’s what the professionals had to say. No surprise with Nick Symmonds’ answer.

Last but certainly not least, Houston distance running coach Steve Magness chimed in with an excerpt from his book PEAK PERFORMANCE, which is sold out on Amazon but available on other sites like Barnes and Nobles. Several of the members of our staff have read it and certainly recommend it. Looks great on your book shelf between The Sports Gene by David Epstein and Running with the Buffaloes by Chris Lear.

Citius Mag Staff