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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. […]

Be safe out there in this heat!

Be safe out there in this heat!

We’re having a heat wave and…water is key! The human body is made up of mostly water. In fact, it is 90% water, and 70- 75% of your body weight is made up of water! Water is your body’s most important nutrient, because it is involved in every bodily function. Water helps maintain body temperature, […]

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 […]

Eating On-The-Run

Eating On-The-Run

In today’s hurried world it is difficult to eat-on-the-run not to mention provide a healthy diet for yourself and your family. It is even more of a challenge to make sure that your active children have nutritious snacks for school or in-between activities. I have provided some simple, common-sense ways to be able to eat […]

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 […]

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 […]

How Do You GU?

How Do You GU?

Since 1991 Berkeley, California based GU Energy Labs has been fueling athletes around the world. If you’re an endurance athlete it’s likely you’ve sucked down a packet of GU Energy Gel at one time or another. Over the past few years GU Energy Labs has also expanded their products to include premium energy sources like […]

Water vs. Sports Drinks

Water vs. Sports Drinks

Summer months escalate the need for proper hydration. Dr. Dane Treat talks about hydration options in “Water vs. Gatorade”. Exercising for more or less than one hour? Water is adequate up to one hour, sports drinks should be considered if exercising longer than one hour. Carbohydrates. Most sports drinks contain carbohydrates that help you continue […]

Energy Expenditure While Running

Energy Expenditure While Running

When it comes to energy expenditure, our body is designed to utilize three different sources of fuel; carbohydrates (glucose & glycogen), fats, and ATP/CP.  For those of you doing a great deal of distance running, pay attention to the last three rows of this chart as it will be the most important while logging all […]

OptygenHP by First Endurance

OptygenHP by First Endurance

When I first started reading up on OptygenHP, several of the main ingredients made me wonder whether the product would actually perform or whether the First Endurance marketing team was working hard to turn me into the next Himalayan Sherpa. Rhodiola?! Chordyceps CS-4?! Beta-Alanine?! Normally, I have a policy of not putting food or supplements […]