Nutrition Triathlon

Which Foods to Avoid at Aid Stations

During a triathlon, aid stations can look like a lunchtime buffet with a smorgasbord of options for weary athletes: bananas, orange slices, chips, pretzels, cookies, fig bars, peanut butter and jelly, pickle juice, and even chicken soup. If you’re competing in an Ironman event, expect to see sponsor products too, like Gatorade Endurance, Red Bull, […]

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Running Training

How to Get Faster

It’s natural for beginning and returning runners tend to run the same pace every time you head out. It’s your “cruising pace” where you feel somewhat comfortable. I say “somewhat” because running, for some people, never feels all that comfortable. The key to getting faster is to push the pace outside of your comfort zone […]

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Running Training

Take A Break-Cation!

It may feel counter intuitive, but taking planned time off during your season can yield huge rewards. Time off isn’t just for the end of the season. In fact, to race your best, it can make sense to stop training—at least briefly. A mid-season break—a kind of mini off-season after a big race—lets you come […]

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Nutrition Self Endurance

How Female Athletes’ Nutritional Needs Differ From Men’s

One of the most consequential biases in exercise science has been the historical use of male athletes for studies and the application of those research findings to the body of female athletes. Fortunately, during the past decade, researchers have sought to rectify that scientific research bias, and there is now a substantial amount of current research […]

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Marathon Nutrition

Does a Runner’s Diet Have to be Strict?

As an elite competitor, this is a question I receive often. Because professional and elite runners have toned, strong, and efficient bodies, the misconception is often that they limit their diet and never have indulgent meals. The truth is, the best elite runners practice “everything in moderation” while keeping clear intentions to fuel their bodies […]

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Nutrition Running

Quick and Easy Snacks for Runners

Running burns calories, which means you are hungrier throughout the day. Most runners find themselves getting hungry between meals. Snacks fill the gap between meals to keep you satiated and energized. Need some ideas for quick and easy snacks for runners? Keep reading!  Why snacks are important for runners The more you run, the more […]

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Marathon Running

Why You Should Chill Out On Recovery Runs

Speed workouts and long runs are the exciting part of training for a race. However, not every run can be fast or long! Slow runs have their place in training also. One of the most common mistakes runners make is running too fast all the time. As counter-intuitive as it sounds, if you want to […]

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Marathon Running

How to Beat Hamstring Strains

Hamstring strains are common in runners, usually caused by overstriding or sprinting too hard when the muscles aren’t warmed up. This overload on the tissue of your hamstring can lead to tearing. When a strain occurs, it can feel like a sharp pain and can make running, walking or even sitting highly uncomfortable. If it’s […]

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Marathon Running

Running Form: What Good & Bad Form Look Like (Plus How To Fix Yours)

As runners, we’re always talking about miles and minutes, but something that rarely comes up is running form. Specifically, what differentiates good running form from bad running form. It’s tricky because running is like any form of exercise—it’s something you can even do without doing it right. In other words, whether you’ve been a runner […]

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Marathon Running

Why You Should Rotate Your Running Shoes

Most likely, you know that you need a pair of shoes specifically designed for running if you want to run. But did you know that you should also have at least two different pairs of shoes at the same time and alternate which one you wear? This practice is called rotating your running shoes. While […]

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