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3 Things That Rocked the Mogollon Monster 100

3 Things That Rocked the Mogollon Monster 100

By Vanessa Runs Photo by: Andrew Pielage On the last weekend of September, I had the privilege of volunteering at the inaugural Mogollon Monster 100. I helped out at Aid Station #2 at Dickerson (mile 13), and then hung out at the Washington AS, where runners would passed three times. This race was such a […]

How to Train for a Multi-Day Stage Race

How to Train for a Multi-Day Stage Race

By Vanessa Runs This year my partner and I had the privilege of experiencing the GORE-TEX Transrockies 6-Day Race. It was our first multi-day stage race and our highest mileage week at 120 miles, with 20,000 feet of climbing through Colorado’s beautiful rocky mountains. Many participants experienced their highest summits or the toughest terrain of […]

How to Choose Your Partner for the GORE-TEX Transrockies 6-Day Race

How to Choose Your Partner for the GORE-TEX Transrockies 6-Day Race

By Vanessa Runs Racing in a team of two on a multi-day race is a unique experience that you don’t come across every day. Even for the most social runners, chances are that many of your races or training runs have been tackled solo. Running with a teammate adds another dimension to the race experience, […]

3 Plant-Based Power Meals for Runners

3 Plant-Based Power Meals for Runners

By Vanessa Runs When you’re physically active, you want to make sure you’re eating meals that are bursting in nutrients, easy to prepare, and taste delicious. As an ultra runner and nutritionist, these are my three secret weapons as far as packing some powerful nutrients into my training. 1. Vegan Pizza Who doesn’t love pizza? […]

5 Things I Like About Tifosi Sunglasses for Trail Running

5 Things I Like About Tifosi Sunglasses for Trail Running

By Vanessa Runs The Podium is a pair of sunglasses for athletes made by Tifosi Optics. Here are my thoughts as a trail runner after testing them out on San Diego’s beautiful trails.

5 Calcium Sources Better Than Milk

5 Calcium Sources Better Than Milk

By Vanessa Runs Many people associate calcium with strong bones, but for athletes and weekend warriors, calcium is also important for the healthy functioning of nerves and muscles. It fuels our activity. When most of us want to increase our calcium intake, we reach for a glass of milk. But for many people the lactose […]

6 Weight Loss Power Vegetables

6 Weight Loss Power Vegetables

By Vanessa Runs Many of us think of celery as a great weight loss food because we know that our bodies burn more calories to break it down than what the food itself provides. When we eat celery, we are actually burning more calories than what we are consuming. But celery is not the only […]

3 Foods Your Heart Will Love

3 Foods Your Heart Will Love

By Vanessa Runs Your heart deserves some pampering. For an organ that works so hard, here are three foods you can eat to boost its strength, ease its load, and show how much you really appreciate it. 1. Wild Salmon Your heart will fall for: Salmon’s anti-inflammatory qualities This perfect mix of hard-to-find qualities will […]