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Looking for Something a Little Different?

Looking for Something a Little Different?

Ultra-endurance athletes, even those looking for more natural alternatives, often look for something a little different. Over the course of a 6+ hour race flavor fatigue can easily set in. Aside from flavor fatigue, not everyone wants to rely on gels, chomps, sports drink, and beans. Here are a couple alternatives you could test in […]

A Summer Post-Workout Beverage Worth Considering

A Summer Post-Workout Beverage Worth Considering

The weather is warming up and hot weather running is well underway. Sure, we could drink sports drink to rehydrate and replace electrolytes after a workout, but there’s another option worth considering. It’s tomato juice. New research published in the Nutrition Journal points to tomato juice for having the potential to reduce stress related to […]

Ever Get in a Vegetable Rut?

Ever Get in a Vegetable Rut?

Do you ever tire of the same old spinach salads and steamed broccoli? It’s easy to get in a vegetable rut. Try to not dismiss the many other vegetables that line the produce section. Parsnips are one of my favorites. They work great sautéed, roasted, mashed, or tossed into soups and stews. Why it works: […]

Train Low, Compete High – Food for Thought

Train Low, Compete High – Food for Thought

Train low, compete high is a hot topic among competitive endurance athletes these days. Training low is suggested to be defined as training with about 50% of resting muscle glycogen about half the time we train. This can be done in different ways, by training with low blood glucose and/or training with low muscle glycogen. […]

Consuming THIS Can Improve Performance

Consuming THIS Can Improve Performance

Strength athletes are most known for consuming (often dangerous) nitric oxide supplements. How cool is that you can have the ergogenic benefit supplement users seek, from eating REAL food? New research has identified a beetroot and running performance connection. Research published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics tested running performance after […]

New Information on Stress Fracture Risk

New Information on Stress Fracture Risk

Although I think times are changing, how often have we heard to focus on increasing calcium intake for the stress fracture prone running population? Yes, it is true that calcium plays an important role in bone development; but there’s only so much calcium can do without vitamin D. Vitamin D promotes the absorption of calcium […]

The Enhanced Post-Workout Chocolate Milk

The Enhanced Post-Workout Chocolate Milk

Dark Goji Banana Smoothie Ingredients: 1 c. vanilla soy milk 2 tbsp. dried goji berries 1/2 medium banana 1 tsp. dark chocolate cocoa powder 1/2 – 3/4 c. ice Directions: Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Makes one smoothie. Each smoothie is approximately 205 calories, 4 grams of fat, 35 grams […]

Are you always looking for a candy fix?

Are you always looking for a candy fix?

What endurance athlete hasn’t felt the urge to indulge in sweet treats? Growing up you could say we had our fair share of candy at my house. My mom would buy an insane amount of fruit at the produce store for our large family. With that awesome fresh fruit supply she would bring home an oversized […]

Tips for Eating the Night Before a Long Run

Tips for Eating the Night Before a Long Run

I’m training for my first trail marathon.  Any good tips for what I should eat the night before my long runs? I often suggest going a little more conservative with eating the night before long runs especially because new runners tend to have a more sensitive gut.   You may find by simply getting used to covering the distances you […]

Endurance Eating

Endurance Eating

Are you tired of the same old pasta with marinara sauce carbohydrate loading and reloading regimen? This is one tasty, year round dish. It’s the perfect dinner option for athletes on the go. I can wrap up a late day run at 7:30 pm and be finished with dinner by 8:10 pm. It’s so easy to prepare […]