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8 Steps To Help Someone Start Running

Posted by: on August, 6 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Budd Coates Giving advice to a new runner?  Make sure you stick to these rules. If you’ve been running for any amount of time, undoubtedly other people have asked you one of two questions (maybe both): Why do you run? How could I get started? While every runner’s answer […]

VIDEO: Woman Goes To Gym For 100 Days

Posted by: on August, 4 2015

  What can you accomplish in 100 days? After reaching a peak weight of 348 pounds and suffering from depression and low self-esteem, San Francisco resident LaKeisha Shurn decided to turn her life around. She joined the #giveit100 challenge with the specific goal of hitting the gym every day for 100 days. Her journey wasn’t […]

5 Protein-Packed Breakfasts Under 500 Calories

Posted by: on July, 31 2015

Found on MyFitnessPal.com You eat breakfast, make sure to balance your meals and snack sensibly, but you are still hit with mid-afternoon munchies or late night cravings. What gives? The key to keeping your appetite in check throughout the day may very well start at breakfast—but it might not just be whether you eat breakfast […]

6 Strategies To Stop GI Distress From Ruining Your Race

Posted by: on July, 31 2015

Found on TrainRight.com and written by Jason Koop ‘This race will take all of the grit, guts and determination you have’. I can remember these words being belting out over the loudspeakers by Leadville Trail 100 race director Ken Chlouber in front of a packed gymnasium of nervous athletes. While Ken was most likely referring […]

What To Eat For Better Joint Health

Posted by: on July, 29 2015

Found on Ironman.com and written by Heather Rodgers, Experience Life Are you experiencing hip, knee, or other joint pain? Eating strategically can ease pain and minimize future damage. On an icy Colorado ski slope in 1986, Jan Patenaude crash-landed after taking a jump. In the tumble, she badly twisted her right knee, rupturing her anterior […]

Add Weight Training To Your Running For Weight Loss

Posted by: on July, 24 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Alison Wade Weight training better for keeping midsection slim, running better for keeping weight down. Given the choice between going running and doing strength training, most runners will pick the former. New research has found that those who run at least in part to keep their waistline trim will […]

5 Unhealthy “Health” Foods

Posted by: on July, 23 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Kim McDevitt These health foods are actually bad for you. Not all of you may be on a quest to lose weight, but most of you probably want to “eat better.” Eating better could mean any number of things, but my hope is that you’re all on a mission […]

Biggest Weight-Loss Myth Revealed

Posted by: on July, 22 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Amby Burfoot New calculator shows that you need to burn more than 3,500 calories. You’ve probably heard the number-one “rule” of weight loss: It takes a 3,500-calorie deficit between calories consumed and calories burned to produce a one-pound drop in body weight. This old chestnut is more than 50 […]

6 Ways Running Improves Your Health

Posted by: on July, 14 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Jennifer Van Allen Running is not only good for your soul it’s good for your health! You’ve probably heard it said that exercise is medicine. Well, it’s not just a saying; it’s the truth. There’s a raft of scientific evidence that proves that regular exercise (150 minutes per week, […]

What’s The Best Source of Post-Workout Protein?

Posted by: on July, 14 2015

Found on Greatist.com and written by Jeremey Duvall After pressing, curling, sprinting, and crunching, the next logical step for many is shaking (and no, we don’t mean with a Shake Weight).Protein shakes, bars, and gels are marketed to be as essential as anything for an effective workout. But are these packaged and powdered foods really […]

That “Fitness Friendly” Bar Might Backfire

Posted by: on July, 13 2015

Found on USAToday.com and written by Julia Savoacool Energy bars are known to make people a prime target for the “fitness trap” — a tendency to eat more and exercise less when foods are labeled fitness- or health-friendly. And surprisingly, eating that fitness-labeled bar might even lead people to slack off on their workouts. A […]

VIDEO: An Athlete’s Guide To Making Rice

Posted by: on June, 24 2015

Rice is a staple of many endurance athlete diets. Rice cakes or rice balls are used by some ultrarunners out on the trail. Rice is a great recovery meal. And it’s a great source of carbohydrate, which many nutritionists say is an absolute must for runners looking to reach peak performance. Dr. Allen Lim of […]

30-Minute Countdown: The Post-Workout Snack

Posted by: on June, 24 2015

Found on Triathlon.Competitor.com and written by Bethany Mavis Refuel during the post-workout recovery window to supercharge your next session. It’s easy to do—drive to meet a group for a hard workout, spend several minutes chatting afterward, then by the time you make it home to choke down a protein shake, you’ve already missed your chance […]

16 Healthy Pre-run Meals and Snacks

Posted by: on June, 24 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Pamela Nisevich Bede, M.S, R.D Before heading out for a run it’s important to make sure you’re fueled. Your body needs high-octane fuel to run its best. Here are some high-carb, low-fat, low-fiber meals and snacks that can provide the energy you need to run your best, for a […]

Eat Healthy Without Going Hungry

Posted by: on June, 23 2015

Found on Competitor.com and written by Matt Fitzgerald There are ways to lose or maintain weight without starving yourself between meals. Everyone knows the conventional prescription for weight management: Eat less and exercise more. But that prescription is changing. No, doctors and health scientists have not begun to recommend that we now eat more and exercise […]

A Weight Loss Manifesto

Posted by: on June, 22 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Amby Burfoot It isn’t just the calories.  It’s the convenience.  To lose weight (and keep it off) you need to drop the remote and move.  So Stand. Stretch. Walk.  And run.  And then, run some more. We live in a culture obsessed with food. It’s everywhere. Buildings formerly known […]

VIDEO: Racing Weight And The 8% Rule

Posted by: on June, 19 2015

Found on Competitor.com In this video, nutrition expert Matt Fitzgerald explains why you should not try to stay at your racing weight year-round.

VIDEO: How To Overcome The Compensation Effect And Lose Weight

Posted by: on June, 19 2015

Found on Competitor.com Matt Fitzgerald explains why the compensation effect is real and how it can be worked around with the right guidelines.

VIDEO: Nailing Your Training Nutrition Plan

Posted by: on June, 19 2015

Found on Competitor.com Dr. Bob Sallis helps you create the ideal nutrition plan.

VIDEO: Watch Sugar Intake

Posted by: on June, 19 2015

Found on Competitor.com In this video, Dr. John Berardi teaches us how to control our sugar intake. Watch the video above and learn how limiting the amount of sugar in your diet will lead to lower body fat percentage and a healthier overall lifestyle. Read more at http://triathlon.competitor.com/2015/01/nutrition/video-eat-run-watching-sugar-intake_35854#YuKKtsQBeLRdydRz.99  

How To Grill Up A Healthy Burger

Posted by: on June, 19 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Liz Applegate (photo by Mitch Mandel) Before you fire up the burners, make sure you know which burgers are best. Summer just isn’t summer without burgers sizzling on the grill. And with more healthy options than ever, burgers really can be runner-friendly fare. Top any of these burgers with […]

How To Fuel For A Morning Run

Posted by: on June, 17 2015

Found on Competitor.com and written by Linzay Logan Everyone is different, but there are a few simple guidelines to keep in mind. Heading out the door to run while the sun is just beginning to peak over the horizon can be the best — or sometimes, the only — time for many runners to pound […]

8 Quick Swaps To Improve Your Diet

Posted by: on June, 17 2015

Found on Competitor.com and written by Pip Taylor One of the simplest changes you can make to any diet is to reduce reliance on processed, packaged foods— even the “healthy” ones. Here are some other quick suggestions for swapping common foods with smarter options. Swap starchy vegetables with leafy greens Iron, potassium, calcium, magnesium, vitamins […]

Summer Running: How To Stand The Heat

Posted by: on June, 17 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Richard A. Lovett As temperatures rise, running doesn’t need to be a total suffer-fest. However many bad-weather-will-make-you-tougher quotes we collect, there’s still one aspect of weather that most of us do our best to dodge: heat. Bolstered perhaps by health warnings every time the mercury climbs into the red […]

How Many Calories Are You Really Burning?

Posted by: on June, 16 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Amby Burfoot If you think running and walking both torch the same number of calories per mile, you better put down that cookie. A few months ago I got into an argument with someone who’s far smarter than I am. I should have known better, but you know how […]

Best Minimally Processed Foods For Runners

Posted by: on June, 15 2015

Found on TheRunUniverse.com and written by Alissa Costello Sweet Potatoes A highly nutritious source of carbohydrate. It’s packed with beta-carotene and potassium which both promote recovery. Also contains manganese which may improve performance since it is essential for healthy muscle function. Eggs Convenient  form of protein that contains all the amino acids the body needs […]

How Many Calories Can Runners Burn During A Weights Workout?

Posted by: on June, 12 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Kit Fox Take your interval training to the gym to torch extra calories. Contrary to the bodybuilder doing curls in the corner of your gym, you don’t need heavy weights to torch calories. In fact, according to research from the Human Performance Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, […]

VIDEO: This Girl Can

Posted by: on June, 12 2015

A new TV ad created by Sports England called “This Girl Can” was released yesterday. The spot aims to help women overcome “worries about being judged for being the wrong size, not fit enough and not skilled enough came up time and again,” Sport England’s chief executive officer Jennie Price told Marketing Magazine.   Watch it. You’ll be inspired. […]

How Running Changed Me: Dan Huber

Posted by: on June, 9 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com Dan lost more than 100 pounds when he started running and changed his diet. NAME: Dan Huber AGE: 46 OCCUPATION: Sr. AV/IT Technician at Gannon University HOMETOWN: St. Louis but now living in Erie, Pennsylvania FAMILY: Married, father of two twin girls What prompted you to start working out? I was 260+ […]

8 Tips To Boost The Nutrition Factor Of Your Salad

Posted by: on June, 5 2015

Found on EatClean.com and written by Caroline Praderio for Prevention.com Just because you’re eating something called a “salad” doesn’t mean it’s actually healthy. For proof, take a look at big restaurant chains, which have somehow figured out how to create entrée salads with 1,000 calories and 50 grams of sugar. But even homemade salads or […]

4 No-Pill Pain Relief For Sore Muscles

Posted by: on June, 4 2015

Found on Rodaleorganiclife.com and written by MaryGrace Taylor Though they can ease minor muscle aches, conventional over-the-counter pain relievers can also cause serious stomach discomfort and nausea, which make them tough pills to swallow whether you’re a runner, cyclist, yogini, or hiker who wants to feel at the top of your game when you’re out […]

5 Things Runners Should Know About Knees

Posted by: on June, 4 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com Starting with whether “running will ruin your knees.” If we had a fast-twitch muscle fiber for every time we’ve heard “running will ruin your knees,” we’d be able to outsprint Usain Bolt. And our knees would feel good while we did so, because despite what your potentially well-meaning but definitely ill-informed neighbors, […]

VIDEO: Racing Weight. The Myth Of Frequent Eating

Posted by: on June, 2 2015

Found on Competitor.com and written by Matt Fitzgerald In this video “Racing Weight” author Matt Fitzgerald dispels the myth that eating frequently boosts your metabolism, but explains how consuming small meals throughout the day tends to reduce your appetite, thus allowing you to stay lean and perform well.  

Oh Cramp!

Posted by: on June, 2 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by A.C. Shilton A muscle cramp can stop you in your tracks–but with science on your side, you can fix it fast. Thirty-nine percent of distance runners may experience a cramp in their calves, hamstrings, or quadriceps before they finish a race. Your Facebook post about a midrace muscle cramp […]

6 Rules For Eating Right As A Runner

Posted by: on May, 28 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com and Written by Pamela Nisevich Bede, M.S., R.D. Keep it simple, keep it balanced, and stay hydrated. When you start exercising regularly, you might have to revamp some of your everyday eating habits in order to feel your best while you’re working out and avoid unwanted bathroom stops. Here are some general […]

Fast Breakfast Fixes

Posted by: on May, 28 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Denise Schipani Jump-start your day–and your run–with these easy tweaks to your usual morning meal. Breakfast Balls Take your cereal to go with this make-ahead meal: Toss together dry cereal (pick one with less than five grams of sugar per serving) and seeds such as hemp, flax, or chia, […]

10 Signs That You Need A Rest Day

Posted by: on May, 26 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Jayme Otto Pay attention to 10 body indicators to gauge when to run and when to back off. After disappointing performances in a couple of key tune-up races last fall, a depleted Ryan Hall made the hard decision to withdraw from the Chicago Marathon. Too many grinding 15-mile tempo […]

30 Healthy Habits For Triathletes

Posted by: on May, 26 2015

Found on Ironman.com and written by Dr. Phil Maffetone Take your performance up a notch with a tip for each day of the month. Triathletes tend to seek out training tips for that extra performance edge. They endlessly debate race-day nutrition that will somehow provide more energy. But without a healthy body, even the most […]

Does Skipping Breakfast Affect Performance?

Posted by: on May, 22 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Alex Hutchinson Breakfast, we’re often told, is the most important meal of the day. It certainly seems that way to me – I can’t imagine making it to noon without eating. But the literature is much more mixed. Lots of studies have found that habitual breakfast eaters tend to […]

The Ins And Outs Of Fiber

Posted by: on May, 22 2015

Found on Competitor.com and written by Matt Fitzgerald Learn how this nutrient should fit into your nutrition plan. Fiber (also known as roughage) is the name given to two kinds of highly complex carbohydrate that are totally indigestible. Although fiber is technically carbohydrate, unlike other forms of carbohydrate (sugars and starches) it provides no calories […]

Doctor Saves Two Runners In Philadelphia Races

Posted by: on May, 20 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Liam Boylan-Pett Paul Shore, M.D., stops running and administers CPR to unconscious entrants. Dr. Paul Shore at the 2014 Philadelphia Marathon. (Photo Courtesy of Dr. Shore.) Few runners ever have come to the aid of an unconscious runner on a race course. Dr. Paul Shore, 45, of Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, […]

VIDEO: Is Your Sodium Intake Adequate?

Posted by: on May, 12 2015

Found on Competitor.com What are some of the symptoms that runners should look for related to low sodium? In this episode of Med Tent, Dr. Jordan Metzl examines the side effects of inadequate sodium intake (called hyponatremia), and offers tips to make sure this isn’t an issue for you.

Should Distance Runners Lift Heavy?

Posted by: on May, 5 2015

Found on Competitor.com and written by Jeff Gaudette You’ll be surprised how much strength work you should be doing in the gym. In addition to aerobic development, one of the key components to running faster is improving your ability to produce a forceful stride quickly and efficiently. Simply speaking, the more power you can generate […]

VIDEO: IronStrength Workout

Posted by: on April, 28 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com Start running strong with this full body workout.  

5 Tips For Training Your Tummy

Posted by: on April, 27 2015

Found on Competitor.com Use this tried and true advice to keep your gas tank full when competing. If you’re only focused on race-day nutrition, you’re missing the big picture, says Littleton, Colo.-based Bob Seebohar, who served as the personal sport dietitian for the 2008 U.S. Olympic triathlon team and author of “Nutrition Periodization for Athletes: […]

Should Runners Supplement For Weight Loss?

Posted by: on April, 27 2015

Found on Competitor.com and written by Matt Fitzgerald Weight loss may never be as easy as taking a pill, but a few supplements can help you shed fat a bit more easily. If any of the dozens of different kinds of weight-loss supplements on the market worked — I mean really worked — then two-thirds […]

Is Fasting During Workouts Safe?

Posted by: on April, 27 2015

Found on Competitor.com and written by Matt Fitzgerald Think twice before you “starve” yourself during and after workouts. Several years ago I used to run on occasion with a female friend who twice qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon. One day when I met her at her house for a run I brought over […]

Colorado Man Drops 100 Pounds Through Running

Posted by: on April, 27 2015

Found on Competitor.com Yusuke Kirimoto went from 270 pounds to 168 through a diet and exercise regimen that includes running. A Colorado man used running to drop more than 100 pounds off his frame and is now a trimmed-down running and fitness enthusiast. According to a CNN report, Yusuke Kirimoto’s weight hit 270 pounds in […]

Is Your Diet Holding You Back?

Posted by: on April, 27 2015

Found on Competitor.com and written by Matt Fitzgerald Never assume that your diet is already good enough. Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld once famously said the following: “There are known knowns; there things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns — that is to say we know there are […]

9 Surprising Foods With More Sugar Than Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Posted by: on April, 20 2015

Found on MotherJones.com and written by Dana Liebeleson It’s Friday! After a long week of work, you’re probably ready to curl up on the couch with a big box of doughnuts. But having read Gary Taubes’ expose in Mother Jones on the sugar industry’s terrifying campaign to convince the American public that sugar won’t kill […]

VIDEO: Shed The Monster

Posted by: on April, 16 2015

When people get outside and exercise, good things happen!

Do I Need A Sports Drink For A 5K?

Posted by: on April, 14 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Susan Paul For shorter races, staying hydrated is still important. Use the sports drink you’ll consume on race day during long runs to ensure it will sit well. I’m new to running and just recently ran my first 5K. During the race they had two water stops set up, […]

VIDEO: 20 Stability Ball Exercises

Posted by: on April, 7 2015

20 STABILITY BALL EXERCISES

VIDEO: VMO Dip

Posted by: on April, 7 2015

60 Second Strength and Stretching Excercises. This week’s Monday Minute features the VMO dip, an exercise that will help runners avoid knee injury.

VIDEO: Calf Self Massage

Posted by: on April, 7 2015

In this video we offer you a cheap alternative to getting a deep tissue massage on your lower legs. Known as “self myofascial massage” this technique is a type of deep-tissue massage that will help you work the kinks out of your calf muscles. All you need is a hard ball, such as a lacrosse […]

VIDEO: Great For Recovery

Posted by: on April, 7 2015

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3 Running Mistakes That Can Pack On The Pounds

Posted by: on April, 7 2015

Found on People.com and written by Tina Haupert I recently started training for a marathon this spring. It’ll be my third go at the 26.2-mile distance, so I have all sorts of goals for it. One of my goals, you might be surprised to hear, is not to gain weight during training. Huh? Gain weight? […]

6 Superfoods That Can Protect Your Heart

Posted by: on April, 7 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Liz Applegate, Ph.D Even among runners, heart disease remains the leading cause of death for both women and men. Unfortunately, children as young as 7 are showing signs of early heart disease risk, making it clear that keeping the disease at bay requires a life-long approach. Getting enough physical […]

Mastering Running As You Age

Posted by: on April, 7 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Richard A. Lovett Running, it is often said, is a lifelong sport. You can start as early as grade school and keep going as long as you can put one foot in front of the other. You grow, mature, set PRs and (hopefully) break them again and again. But […]

11 Tasty Ways To Up Your Magnesium

Posted by: on March, 31 2015

Found on Ironman.com and written by Claudine Arndt You’re hard on your body. Help it stay in tip-top shape by getting enough of this much-needed mineral. Magnesium plays a significant role in our detoxification processes, preventing possible damage to your body and brain from environmental toxins and heavy metals. If you follow current health news […]

10 Things I Learned When Injured

Posted by: on March, 31 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Catherine Durkin Robinson This is what I learned while waiting for my body, and psyche, to heal. An avid runner for two years now, I’ve been told since the beginning to “run smart.” It’s like a mantra of sorts. And, like any mantra, sometimes it’s easier to say it […]

How Many Calories Does Running Burn?

Posted by: on March, 3 2015

Found on Competitor.com and written by Kelly O’Mara Figuring out the answer involves a fairly straightforward calculation, but the overall equation is not as simple as it seems. Figuring out how many calories you burn when running is, on a simple level, a fairly straightforward calculation. Most experts (and lots of studies) suggest that a […]

Train Hard, Recover Faster

Posted by: on February, 25 2015

Found on USATriathlon.org and written by Susan Kitchen As triathletes, we’re constantly looking for that extra edge. A world of products promise to make us faster, fitter, stronger — and compression socks, recovery boots, race wheels and aero helmets certainly help. But there’s a limit to what these pricey accessories can do for us. Fortunately, you already have a secret weapon […]

8 Surprisingly Healthy Foods

Posted by: on February, 25 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Pamela Nisevich Bede, M.S, R.D Are you buying into grocery store myth and passing over these great sources of nutrition? Grocery shopping in the summer months is about as good as it can get. The produce department is overflowing with seasonal offerings and tasty options. From avocado to zucchini, […]

The Dangers Of Skinny

Posted by: on February, 19 2015

Found on Ironman.com and written by John Post, MD Lean out and speed up without endangering your bone health. In triathlon, you’ll overhear conversations about racing weight as often as you will the weather. One thing is clear: triathlon is a sport where being light on your feet is rewarded. The endurance sports author Matt […]

How Do Your Eating Habits Stack Up

Posted by: on February, 11 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Meaghan G. Loftus Part of the fun of running is comparing yourself to other people. (Why else would sites like Strava and Athlinks exist?) If you’d like to go beyond PRs and compare your eating habits to those of the general populace, a review published in the Journal of […]

The Debate Over Running While High

Posted by: on February, 10 2015

For Ultramarathon Runners, Marijuana Has Enormous Benefits—But Is It Ethical?

Fact Or Fallacy: Pickle Juice As Sports Nutrition

Posted by: on February, 4 2015

Found on Competitor.com and written by Susan Lacke A new study looks at a different kind of “green juice” for athletes. When it comes to getting electrolytes during an Ironman, some athletes skip the salt tablets and hit the juice—pickle juice, that is. The practice comes from the field of athletic training, where more than […]

When It Comes To Jogging, Less Is More (study argues)

Posted by: on February, 3 2015

Found on LATimes.com and written by Monte Morin Hey, fitness junkies, here’s something to ponder the next time you lace up your athletic shoes for that long, heart-pounding run: A Danish study recently concluded that high-intensity, high-mileage joggers die at the same rate as channel-surfing couch potatoes. The study, published Monday in the Journal of […]

How To Balance Weight Loss And Running

Posted by: on January, 13 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by William O. Roberts, M.D When it comes to runners, we are in a paradox of energy balance. Some under eat for the energy expenditure and experience a drop in performance, health risks, weight loss, or Body Mass Index (BMI) levels of less than 17-19. Others eat more than they […]

How Running Changed Me: Samantha Ganninger

Posted by: on January, 12 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com NAME Samantha Ganninger AGE 22 OCCUPATION Student, residential advisor, and ALMOST a yoga instructor at the University of Missouri HOMETOWN Saint Peters, Missouri FAMILY Mom (Terri) and a dog named Bear What prompted you to start working out? I was over 260 pounds in October of 2013 and going through a break up. Initially, I […]

Many Americans Misinformed About Weight Loss Supplements

Posted by: on January, 6 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Alison Wade. A new Consumer Reports survey confirms what a lot of Runner’s World readers already know: If you’re looking to lose weight, your best bet is to focus on diet and exercise, and avoid attempting to shortcut the process by taking weight loss supplements. The survey of almost […]

Winners FREE Race Entries: December

Posted by: on December, 20 2014

Winners have been announced for the December drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries every two weeks.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  We will be giving away tons of FREE entries on the 20th of each […]

Butter In Your Coffee

Posted by: on December, 16 2014

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Amanda Macmillan The latest trend has runners blending butter and oil (such as coconut) into their cuppa Joe, a drink often called “bulletproof coffee”—so-named after The Bulletproof Diet by Dave Asprey (and published by RW’s parent company, Rodale). Fans claim it provides lasting energy, staves off hunger, and helps […]

The Best Foods To Eat This Thanksgiving

Posted by: on November, 25 2014

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Pamela Nisevich Bede, M.S.,R.D. Here are nine foods to include in your holiday feast and what they do to improve your running health. Every year on Thanksgiving I set out to run a half-marathon, by myself. I don’t need a race or PR to make the day special; I […]

Winners of FREE race drawing: October 2015

Posted by: on October, 20 2014

Winners have been announced for the September drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries every two weeks.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  We will be giving away tons of FREE entries on the 20th of each […]

What The Pro’s Eat After The Race

Posted by: on October, 16 2014

Found on Ironman.com From burgers and fries to mai tai’s, here’s what the pros chow down on after crossing the finish line. by Marni Sumbal Triathletes are known to be driven, obsessive and competitive and, more often than not, slightly food obsessed. Because achieving perfect race-week and race-day nutrition may make the difference between a […]

New Caffeine Gum

Posted by: on October, 14 2014

Found on Competitor.com and written by Brian Metzler The American track star launches a new performance-oriented gum. Sit down with American middle-distance runner Nick Symmonds and you’ll find out he’s full of good ideas. His latest? Run Gum, a caffeine-enhanced, zero-calorie gum developed for athletes and active people. The two-time Olympian and five-time U.S. 800m champion launched the […]

8 Weight Loss Mistakes Of Runners

Posted by: on October, 8 2014

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Denise Schipani Pop quiz: You just went for a run. How many calories did you blast? Chances are your guess outpaces reality, to the tune of, say, a Frappuccino. Overestimating calorie burn is the Big Daddy of runners’ weight-loss mistakes, says Lisa Ellis, M.S., R.D., a nutritionist in Westchester, New […]

Long Run Hangover

Posted by: on September, 29 2014

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by William O. Roberts Hi Dr. Roberts, I’m training for my fifth marathon and while my runs have largely gone well strength and target pace wise, I’ve recently noticed that I’m covered in salt streaks afterwards, have an upset stomach and feel, for lack of a better word, hungover, the […]

Winners of FREE Race Drawing: September

Posted by: on September, 20 2014

Winners have been announced for the September drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries every two weeks.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  We will be giving away tons of FREE entries on the 20th of each […]

Your New Post Workout Drink – Beer!

Posted by: on September, 17 2014

Published by the editors of MensHealth.com Why you might want to chase your race with an ice-cold brew If you crack open a cold one after a half marathon or adventure race, choose carefully: Australian research suggests that low-alcohol beer with a pinch of salt added can help you rehydrate better than a boozier brew […]

Eat and Drink To Beat The Heat

Posted by: on September, 17 2014

Found on Ironman.com 9 steps to dialing in a race-week hydration and nutrition strategy that will go the distance on the big day. by Katya Meyers A few years ago, I raced IRONMAN 70.3 Philippines and encountered conditions so hot and humid the locals nicknamed a portion of the run course “the rice cooker.” As I […]

Sitting is the New Smoking – Even For Runners

Posted by: on September, 16 2014

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Selene Yeager You’ve no doubt heard the news by now: A car-commuting, desk-bound, TV-watching lifestyle can be harmful to your health. All the time we spend parked behind a steering wheel, slumped over a keyboard, or kicked back in front of the tube is linked to increased risks of heart […]

Drink Less To Lose Weight

Posted by: on September, 15 2014

Found on Competitor.com and written by Matt Fitzgerald Are drink calories standing between you and your ideal racing weight? Recently I made a late-night run to a fast food drive-through with my wife and a friend. (Hey, I’m human!) Our friend ordered some kind of burger and a medium drink. When the girl working behind […]

Good BBQ Options For Runners

Posted by: on August, 29 2014

This post was found on Eat2Run.com and written by sarahjanecuff I had a client exclaim to me just last week how she really wants to reach her racing weight, but not necessarily at the expense of never enjoying another barbecue (or birthday cake)! I hear her. I get that. And I want you to know a […]

How To Fuel For An Early Morning Run

Posted by: on August, 29 2014

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Pamela Nisevich Bede I often have to complete my runs first thing in the morning, so I can’t have my regular, hearty oatmeal with banana, dried fruit, nuts, seeds, and peanut butter breakfast beforehand. I normally run on an empty stomach for distances up to four miles without problems, […]

Study: Gels Are Good Fueling Option For Half Marathons

Posted by: on August, 27 2014

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Scott Douglass If you like to fuel during half marathons, consider using gels instead of on-course sport drinks, suggests a study recently published in the International Journal of Sports Medicine. The benefit of consuming carbohydrates during endurance events lasting more than an hour has been well-established in laboratory studies. A potential […]

Eating Your Way To Recovery

Posted by: on August, 26 2014

Found on Competitor.com and written by Sally Berry Sometimes getting sick or injured while training is beyond your control. Eat To Prevent Illness (colds, minor viruses) Boost these nutrients: Iron and zinc (seafood, lean meat, beans) to help prevent infections. Vitamin C (citrus, fresh melon, berries, peppers); vitamin A (peaches, sweet potatoes, carrots, kale); vitamin E […]

How To Avoid Race Day Pit Stops

Posted by: on August, 25 2014

Found on Triathlete.com and written by Lauren Antonucci Q: I feel great in training, but I keep having to stop to use the bathroom during half-Ironman races. What can I do to avoid race-day pit stops? A: There are many factors that can contribute to frequent Porta-Potty trips in endurance racing, most of which can […]

Winners of FREE Race Entries: August Drawing

Posted by: on August, 20 2014

Winners have been announced for the August drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  We will be giving away tons of FREE entries on the 20th of each month in 2014! […]

Avoid All-Day Post Long Run Hunger

Posted by: on August, 15 2014

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Susan Paul Dear Susan- I am training for my first marathon. My long run this past weekend was 18 miles. Everything is going pretty well with my training except after the long runs I find I am so hungry that I eat everything in sight all day long! What […]

Dehydration And GI Issues For Runners

Posted by: on August, 14 2014

Found on Competitor.com and written by Caitlin Chock It’s usually a lack of fluids, not the food you eat, that leads to GI problems. If you’re turning to food for the answers to your GI distresses during hard workouts and long runs, chances are your focus is diverted from the real culprit: fluids. More correctly, […]

You Should Be Eating This Now: Wild Salmon

Posted by: on August, 14 2014

Found on Ironman.com If Alaska’s bounty isn’t on your weekly shopping list, it should be. by Pip Taylor We all know the drill: spinach, eggs, fruit, lean meats, check, check, check. Eating right is part of being a serious athlete. When it comes to can’t-miss foods that should be on all of our  shopping lists, […]

6 Nutrition Tips For The Endurance Athlete

Posted by: on August, 12 2014

Found on Ironman.com and written by Jennifer Ward Barber In a sport where food is fuel, we sometimes forget that eating well is more than just bars and salt pills. But let’s do a quick calculation: If you get eight hours of sleep a night, you’re awake for 112 hours a week. A 20-hour/week training […]

6 Rules For Eating Right As A Runner

Posted by: on August, 11 2014

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Pamela Nisevich Bede, M.S., R.D. When you start exercising regularly, you might have to revamp some of your everyday eating habits in order to feel your best while you’re working out and avoid unwanted bathroom stops. Here are some general rules. 1. Go on empty (sometimes). What you eat before you […]

Perfect Post Run Smoothie

Posted by: on August, 7 2014

Written by Summer Sanders for Women’s Running Refuel well with this easy, protein-packed smoothie recipe from Olympic gold medal runner, Summer Sanders! Post-Run Smoothie Serves 2 1 cup ice 1 cup almond milk 1 ripe banana 2 Tbsp. peanut butter 1 Tbsp. honey 4 pitted dates Add all ingredients into blender. Mix until smooth. Enjoy! NUTRITIONAL INFO PER SERVING: 209 […]

VIDEO: How Lack Of Sleep Can Hurt Your Training

Posted by: on August, 6 2014

Found on Competitor.com In this video Sage Rountree explains how poor sleep can be an indicator of—and contributor to—overtraining. She also discusses why getting the right amount of sleep is essential for peak performance and offers strategies for fitting more sleep into your schedule.  

Runner’s Food Pyramid

Posted by: on August, 6 2014

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VIDEO: How Often Should You Eat

Posted by: on August, 6 2014

Dr. John Berardi helps set out a simple plan as to when and how often you sould eat every day. Planning eating frequency will keep you energized and ready to tackle your next workout.