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12 New Nutrition Items Took Top Honors In Our Fuel Up Awards

Photography by Justin McChesney-Wachs

Runners are often wary about trying new pre-, mid- and post-workout foods. That aversion makes sense for race morning—no one needs a portapotty surprise while chasing down a PR!—but during training, testing new fuel can have incredible upsides. Nutrition brands are consistently improving their offerings and new companies pop up every day. Perhaps there’s a product out there that’s perfect for you, just waiting to be sampled!

For our annual Fuel Up Awards, we focus on new items—out in the past 12 months. Most of our picks tell a larger story about why certain ingredients are ideal for runners and trends in race nutrition. More importantly, they also passed our taste test!

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Nicki Miller

Nicki Miller

Nicki Miller is the managing editor for Women's Running and spearheads our nutrition coverage. She’s an avid runner but also loves cycling (both on and off-road), yoga and all kinds of crazy videos to do at home. Formerly the editor of Martha’s Vineyard Magazine, Nicki started her journalism career at The Washington Post. Her first races were duathlons (run, bike, run) in her twenties with her husband, and then triathlons, completing the White Lake Half Ironman in North Carolina. Since joining Women’s Running in 2013, she’s been more focused on half marathons and trail running. Some of her proudest moments have been running the Boston Marathon (first 26.2), and becoming an RRCA certified running coach and helping others take up the sport.