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Quick Chopped Lunch Salad

Posted by: on July, 19 2013

Found on RunnersWorld.com:  Chopped lunch salad recipe. Ingredients: 1/4 cup delicatessen vinaigrette coleslaw 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/8 teaspoon salt 4 cups mixed baby salad greens 2 slices (2 ounces each) spicy pepper delicatessen turkey, cut into cubes 1 ounce low-fat swiss cheese, cut into small pieces 1/2 cup frozen […]

Running With A Knee Injury And Prevention

Posted by: on July, 13 2013

Found on RunAddicts.com and written by Cassie Bjork The last words my orthopedic surgeon said to me were: “Whatever you do, don’t become a runner.” Here I am, ten years and two knee surgeries later, and I’m proud to say I’m a marathon finisher—currently in training for my second and signed up for my third. […]

Fuel Up To Reach The Finish Line

Posted by: on July, 13 2013

Seen on RunAddicts.com and written by Paul Koks You have a lot to worry about when training for a marathon. You have to worry about your form, ensure your pace will take you to the finish line before the cut off time, and arrange your schedule to make room for those long runs. You even […]

Foam Rollers To Build Strength

Posted by: on July, 13 2013

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Nicole Falcone Use a foam roller for postrun recovery? Smart move: This simple tool acts as a deep-tissue massager, working out kinks in overused muscles. But its benefits don’t end there–it can also build strength and stability. Because the foam roller has a curved, unstable surface, adding it to an exercise, […]

5 Do It Yourself Remedies For Plantar Fasciitis

Posted by: on July, 12 2013

Found on Competitor.com and written by Sabrina Grotewold The right kind of self treatment can help you knock out Plantar Fasciitis, a common and annoying injury. Experiencing persistent pain and stiffness in the bottom of the heel or foot? The cause of this either sharp or dull discomfort could be plantar fasciitis, inflammation of the […]

Three Reasons To Love Lactate

Posted by: on July, 12 2013

When you’re fit, your body actually prefers lactate to glucose as a fuel. Seen on RunnersWorld and written By Alex Hutchinson 2005: Argh, I hate the burn of lactic acid in my muscles after hard workouts! 2010: What’s that you say? Lactic acid doesn’t cause muscle soreness? And it’s actually “lactate,” not lactic acid, that […]

Caffeine And Your Race Performance

Posted by: on July, 12 2013

Coffee, Tea, and Me was found on RunnersWorld and written by Pete Pfitzinger Caffeine is a ubiquitous drug that you almost undoubtedly consume in coffee, soft drinks, tea or chocolate. Caffeine has a wide variety of effects on the body, some of which may enhance running performance. But, like any drug, caffeine also has side effects, […]

3 Smoothies For The Endurance Athlete

Posted by: on July, 12 2013

Found on Ironman.com and written by Pip Taylor Smoothies are perfect for IRONMAN athletes finding it challenging to consume enough calories. If you’re having difficulty maintaining weight, these liquid meals can be a great way to keep your body on track with something less filling than solid food. Smoothies are ideal after a workout, when […]

Dietary Fat: Good or Bad?

Posted by: on July, 10 2013

Found on Ironman.com and sponsored by Bonk Breaker Most endurance athletes know their macronutrients. They know that carbohydrates are the main fuel source for exercise, and that it’s important to consume simple carbs before and during exercise and replenish glycogen stores afterwards. They know that protein, made up of amino acids, is the building block for […]

5 Ways Sleep Can Improve Your Training

Posted by: on July, 10 2013

Found on Competitor.com and written by Deb Dellapena Here are five ways a good night’s sleep can help improve your running. Everybody knows how important sleep is even though our culture of hyper-busy people discourages it. You probably know someone who brags how he only needs five hours of sleep a night and another who […]

Got Stomach Issues? You May Be Dehydrated

Posted by: on July, 9 2013

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, […]

5 Pre Race Nutrition Mistakes

Posted by: on July, 9 2013

5 Common Pre-Race Nutrition Blunders Seen on USATriathlon.com and Written By Trisha Reeves Proper nutrition during training is just as important as your weekend long run for a strong race performance. But all your healthy salmon and spinach dinners won’t mean a thing if you fall off the wagon just before the race. Poor pre-race […]

Foam Rollers: Help or Hype

Posted by: on July, 3 2013

Found on LavaMagazine.Com ,  Writer Website There are a multitude of fitness products on the market claiming to calm, cure and ease all sorts of muscle aches and pains. While ropes, bands, and straps are all common forms of  PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation) stretching with the main objective of enhancing range of motion, the foam […]

Exercise Can Calm Anxiety

Posted by: on July, 3 2013

Found in the NYTimes and written By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS In an eye-opening demonstration of nature’s ingenuity, researchers at Princeton University recently discovered that exercise creates vibrant new brain cells — and then shuts them down when they shouldn’t be in action. For some time, scientists studying exercise have been puzzled by physical activity’s two seemingly incompatible effects […]

8 Surprisingly Healthy Foods For Runners

Posted by: on July, 2 2013

Are you buying into grocery store myth and passing over these great sources of nutrition? Found on RunnersWorld and written by Pamela Nisevich Bede, M.S., R.D. 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, bananas […]

Lack Of Flexibility For Runners May Be Good

Posted by: on June, 26 2013

Found on Competitor.com and written by Matt Fitzgerald Loss of flexibility isn’t necessarily a bad thing. One of the more interesting effects of run training is reduced flexibility in the joints of the lower legs. In a word, the more you run, the harder it is to touch your toes. I was been reminded of this […]

Benefits of Glutamine for the Endurance Athlete

Posted by: on June, 21 2013

Found on FirstEndurance.com Benefits of Glutamine for the Endurance Athletes Glutamine Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the body, accounting for greater than 60% of the total intramuscular free amino acid pool. Virtually every cell in the body uses this non-essential amino acid. Glutamine is synthesized in both skeletal muscle and in adipose tissue […]

How To Beat Runners Knee

Posted by: on June, 21 2013

Found on Competitor.com and written by Matt Fitzgerald The most common running injury is not what you think it is; dealing with runner’s knee. Patellofemoral pain syndrome—otherwise known as anterior knee pain and runner’s knee—is the most common running injury, accounting for roughly 20 percent of all running injuries. The main symptom is pain below […]

Best Foods For Runners

Posted by: on June, 21 2013

The 15 foods runners need every week for good health and top performance. Found on RunnersWorld and written by Liz Applegate, Ph.D. Most supermarkets stock more than 30,000 items, yet every time we race up and down the aisles of the grocery store, we toss into our carts the same 10 to 15 foods. Which isn’t such […]

VIDEO: Caffeine And Endurance Athletes

Posted by: on June, 18 2013

Dr. John Berardi discusses the pros and cons of using caffeine in an active diet.  

VIDEO: Inspirational Doesn’t Begin to Cut it! Sports Illustrated Kid of The Year 2012

Posted by: on June, 18 2013

Inspirational Doesn’t Begin to Cut it! Sports Illustrated Kid of The Year 2012  

Should Kids Run Long Distances?

Posted by: on June, 14 2013

Should Kids Run Long? Can too many miles ruin young runners? By Jonathan Beverly for RunnersWorld Mark Hadley has heard it all. The father of junior high phenom Alana, who ran 40–50 miles per week as a 12-year-old and is now up to 70 –75 per week as a 14-year-old, has been told that she’ll damage her joints, […]

Beat The Heat

Posted by: on June, 13 2013

Beat the Heat By: Performance Bicycle Date: 6/1/12 They’re called the dog days of summer, those blistering afternoons in July and August when the summer sun beats down unmercifully. And while summer is often the perfect time to get out on your bike, riding when the thermometer is pegged in the red can also be […]

Losing Weight By Running

Posted by: on June, 10 2013

Seen on LiveStrong.com and written by Amy Hunter Running is an effective tool for weight loss. Not only does running burn calories, it also strengthens your muscles, boosts your mood and reduces the incidence of weight-related conditions such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Any time your feet hit the pavement, you are burning calories, […]

10 Best Carbs For Runners

Posted by: on June, 7 2013

Are you eating these foods and drinking these drinks? Seen on Competitor.com and Written by: Matt Fitzgerald Runners need a lot of carbohydrate. Why? Because your muscles are fueled primarily on carbohydrate when you run hard. Thus, sports nutrition experts generally recommend that runners get approximately 60 percent of their daily calories from carbohydrate. But […]

Race Weight: Are You Lean Enough?

Posted by: on June, 6 2013

Found on Competitor.com and written by MATT FITZGERALD Everyone knows it’s important to be lean if you want to run fast. But how important is it? A couple years ago, Swiss exercise scientists focused their attention on 42 recreational female runners who participated in a half marathon. They quizzed the runners on their training habits […]

Fueling Rules

Posted by: on June, 6 2013

Found on RunnersWorld
 Running requires a mindful approach to food, since everything we drink 
and eat has a direct impact on our performance and even our enjoy- 
ment of the sport: It’s hard to love being a runner when you’re bonking. 
So we compiled the best advice on how to fuel your runs—including 
the finest […]

Fueling Properly For A Long Distance Triathlon

Posted by: on June, 5 2013

Fueling Tips for Long-Distance Triathlons Written by By Jess Kolko and published on USATriathlon Having spent the last six months of your life training for your Ironman or other long-distance event, you have also spent countless hours eating and drinking during workouts, and many more hours fueling for recovery. Let’s face it—eating is just as much […]

Get The Facts On Weight Loss

Posted by: on June, 4 2013

Weight-Loss FAQs Answered Written by Liz Applegate, Ph.D.; and seen on RUNNERS WORLD What’s the best way to break through a weight-loss plateau? Since you’re not burning more calories than you consume—hence no weight loss—tweak your routine. Up the protein at each meal (especially breakfast) to 25 grams—this curbs appetite and may boost calorie burning. Eat […]

Art of Carbo Loading

Posted by: on May, 28 2013

Seen on Competitor.com and written by Matt Fitzgerald You aren’t still putting yourself through a depletion phase, are you? The practice of carbo-loading dates back to the late 1960s. The first carbo-loading protocol was developed by a Swedish physiologist named Gunvar Ahlborg after he discovered a positive relationship between the amount of glycogen (carbs stored […]

World’s 10 Best Protein Sources

Posted by: on May, 23 2013

Seen on Mens Health There are a ton of great proteins available. And if you ask 10 different people what the BEST source of protein is, you’ll likely get 10 different answers.  But before we talk about the BEST protein sources, why does it even matter? The data continue to mound for the benefits of […]

Pros and Cons Of Using Caffeine In Training and Racing

Posted by: on May, 22 2013

The Pros And Cons To Caffeine-Infused Training And Racing Found on Triathlete.com and  Written by Tim Mickleborough What’s the deal with caffeine? Does it truly improve race times and help with training? If it does improve performance can we dose up on caffeine and not have any worries about getting caught? Is it a banned substance? Are […]

Eating During A Long Run

Posted by: on May, 22 2013

How to Eat During Long Runs If you’re new to midrun fueling, try a bunch of brands and types of fuel to find what works for you. By Pamela Nisevich Bede, M.S., R.D.; and seen on RunnersWorld I’ve run two half-marathons, and now I’m training for my first full marathon. I log a long run—anywhere from […]

Dealing With Postrace Letdown

Posted by: on May, 20 2013

Found on ESPN and written by By Lyndsay Meyer Race day has come and gone, and the awesome feeling of accomplishment has … gone with it. Instead of feeling proud and successful, you’re left feeling depressed and lethargic. You’re suffering from postrace letdown, a common malady among athletes after the culmination of months of work. PRLD […]

Increase Your Running Mileage Without Injury

Posted by: on May, 17 2013

Found on RunAddicts and written by Kristin Gustafson Every beginner or injured runner heading back to the roads to pound the pavement worries about those dreaded injuries that can occur.  With smart training, avoiding an injury is not impossible. Keep these tips in mind next time you start ramping up your mileage! Too Much Too Soon […]

5 Weight Loss Myths

Posted by: on May, 17 2013

5 Weight Loss Myths Busted Seen on RunnersWorld and written by Nicole Falcone After weeks of holiday indulgences, many runners are ready to start the New Year on a healthier foot, and often that means shedding pounds. But even the most health-savvy runners can get caught up in diet myths that sabotage their goals. “Weight loss […]

What Are You Drinking?

Posted by: on May, 16 2013

What Are You Drinking? A little beer or wine won’t hurt your running (phew)–as long as you’re smart about it Seen on Runners World and written by Kristen Wolfe Bieler There are few sights more peculiar than a parade of 8,000 costumed marathoners sipping wine as they run 26.2 miles. But that’s exactly what happens […]

3 Tests For The Endurance Athlete

Posted by: on May, 13 2013

What every triathlete should know about lactate, calories, and gait, from the Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Institute. As seen on Ironman.com and written By Jennifer Ward-Barber   Here are the three most important tests Gandler recommends for new and aspiring IRONMAN athletes: Lactate testing This basic test determines the exercise intensity at which lactic acid […]

5 Pre Race Nutrition Mistakes

Posted by: on May, 9 2013

Five prerace nutrition mistakes—and how to keep them from ruining your big day. By Kelly Bastone  As seen on RunnersWorld.com If you’re like many runners, you’ve spent the last few months training for a big race. And as your 5-K, half-marathon, or marathon approaches, you’re probably taking extra care with what you eat and drink. […]

Hydrate Properly Before Your Race

Posted by: on May, 1 2013

Written by Maggie O’Houlihan for Healthy Living Dehydration causes increased heart rate and limits the body’s ability to cool itself. To perform your best in a half-marathon, you will need to be properly hydrated. This starts days before the race. You will need to consume the right amount of fluids while avoiding alcohol and being sure not to […]

Hydration Tips

Posted by: on April, 25 2013

Written for Ironman.com As the summer approaches, nutritionist Nancy Clark offers a hydration education in sweat, sodium and cramping. Hydration is a hot topic in the endurance and IRONMAN communities. But an issue that often goes ignored in the conversation is the problem of overhydration, which can be as dangerous to your health as underhydration. […]

7 Signs Your Overtraining

Posted by: on April, 23 2013

Written by Dr. Mercola from Mercola Fitness When it comes to healthy habits, too much of a good thing can backfire, and that applies to exercise as well. While most people suffer from lack of exercise, once you get going, it can be addictive and some people do end up exercising too much — either by exercising […]

Mental and Cognitive Benefits of Running

Posted by: on April, 16 2013

The Mental & Cognitive Benefits of Running by Ashley Miller, Demand Media  posted on Healthy Living Everyone knows that intense aerobic exercises like running result in improved physical condition and well-being, help with weight  and promote a healthy, active lifestyle. Running may also provide a number of mental and cognitive benefits. Many runners believe that the psychological […]

Running and Weight Loss

Posted by: on March, 28 2013

Balancing the Scales Running is one of the best weight-loss activities out there. Make it even more effective by tuning your workouts for improved fat-burning. By Josh Clark Posted on Cool Running Anyone who has been passed in a race by a runner thirty pounds heavier than they are (and it has happened to almost […]

Lose Weight Through Fitness

Posted by: on March, 17 2013

Found on LiveStrong.com Nov 23, 2011 | By Heather Topham Wood Although dieting is definitely a major part of losing weight, you can also lose weight through improving your fitness regimen. To lose weight through exercise, you must perform workouts that burn more calories than you are consuming. With exercise, you will not only lose weight but […]

Rules Of Recovery

Posted by: on March, 5 2013

Andy Potts 5 Rules of Recovery from Competitor.com Sleep … A Lot Of It I get an average of 11 hours of sleep a night. I know that sounds like a ton, and not many people can pull that off, so try to shoot for eight hours at the least. My wife and I used […]

Running To Lose Weight

Posted by: on February, 22 2013

A lot of people start to run to improve their fitness or to lose weight.  This video from TIPS 4 RUNNING gives you a few tips on how to lose more weight with running.

Hand Only C.P.R

Posted by: on February, 21 2013

As fitness enthusiasts, we all should know C.P.R.  This video from the American Red Cross shows you how to do hand only C.P.R.  Please take a moment to view it and share it with your friends.  

Tips For Dealing With Pre-Race Nerves

Posted by: on February, 20 2013

From Triathlete.com Being nervous before a race is normal, and can even help you race faster by getting those endorphins flowing. But there’s a fine line between having butterflies in your stomach and hurling into a trashcan five minutes before the start. Here are some tips to keep you calm, cool and collected before the […]

4 Ways To Recover Right

Posted by: on February, 19 2013

From Triathlete.com  By Sarah Wassner Flynn Don’t let winter training take its toll on your body—4 things to do after every workout so you’re ready to take on your next tough effort. Rub It As if you needed another excuse to get a massage, here’s one more:  Experts say that rubbing down muscles after exercise […]

10 Snacks For Runners

Posted by: on December, 26 2012

VIDEO: 10 snacks for runners.

Recovery After Your Race

Posted by: on July, 27 2012

As seen on Livestrong.com and written by Jaime Herndon Running 13.1 miles, or a half-marathon, is an incredible accomplishment. It takes weeks or months of training, hard work and strain on the body. Recovering from such a race is also a significant undertaking, as your muscles need to repair themselves from the natural damage that […]

Cross Fit And Endurance Training

Posted by: on July, 26 2012

Published on Triathlete.com After being hit by a car in June of 2010, Guy Petruzzelli, a professional triathlete in the Chicago area, made the jump to CrossFit Endurance. Petruzzelli was not only shocked by the rapid recovery he sustained but also improved performance. Petruzzelli is featured in a story on CrossFit Endurance in the February […]

Stomach Issues and Racing

Posted by: on July, 2 2012

Article found on EnduranceDoc.com:  GASTROINTESTINAL DISTRESS Gastrointestinal (GI) problems are probably the second most encountered complaint after dehydration.  However, gastrointestinal distress can potentially be terribly debilitating, and, despite months of training, can completely destroy your race day performance. Common GI issues include cramping, nausea, bloating, vomiting, and diarrhea.  Gastroparesis is a medical term which means […]

Alcohol and Training

Posted by: on June, 22 2012

Beer Miles By Jackie Dikos, R.D.     As featured in Running Times Magazine Moderate alcohol consumption—defined as one drink per day for women and one or two drinks per day for men—may provide health benefits. Beer carries B vitamins and folates. It can reduce stress, slow aging and dementia, and boost spirits. It’s even been linked […]

Best Food For Runners

Posted by: on June, 19 2012

Article found on RealBuzz.com The best foods for runners It’s vital that runners eat the right kinds of food to fuel their running. Here’s our guide to the 10 best foods for runners, from carbohydrates and fats through to protein and hydration. If you focus on eating the most suitable foods to support your running […]

Should You Use Salt?

Posted by: on June, 15 2012

Salt and the ultraendurance athlete Recently, Americans have been urged to pay more attention to their sodium intake. Decades ago, all foods seemed heavily salted. Then, a link between sodium intake and high blood pressure was discovered. Suddenly, “sodium – free” or “low sodium” products began flooding the consumer market. Certainly, to a degree, this […]

Pros and Cons of Caffeine and Training

Posted by: on June, 14 2012

Article found on Triathlete.com and Written by Tim Mickleborough What’s the deal with caffeine? Does it truly improve race times and help with training? If it does improve performance can we dose up on caffeine and not have any worries about getting caught? Is it a banned substance? Are there any major side effects with taking […]

Runners High

Posted by: on June, 13 2012

NY Times and written by Gina Kolata THE runner’s high: Every athlete has heard of it, most seem to believe in it and many say they have experienced it. But for years scientists have reserved judgment because no rigorous test confirmed its existence. Yes, some people reported that they felt so good when they exercised […]

Sore Knee – Running

Posted by: on June, 11 2012

By Billy Haug, MD, CAQSM, CSCS and found on BeginnerTriathlete.com Knee pain on the lateral, or outside, aspect of the knee in runners is common.  It is important, however, to consider other etiologies that may cause pain in the lateral knee besides iliotibial band injuries. The iliotibial band is a thick band of connective tissue (fascia) […]

Get Over The Post Race Blues

Posted by: on June, 11 2012

Found on AsicsAmerica.com A first-time marathon finisher recently confessed to me that rather than wanting to celebrate her accomplishment, she felt sad and disappointed after her race. It sounds crazy, but her experience is actually pretty common. After months of training and focusing on a goal, runners find that everything abruptly comes to an end […]

Protein Sources For Runners

Posted by: on May, 31 2012

Protein is important for runners, and some sources are better than others. Written by: Matt Fitzgerald for Competitor.com Protein is a very important component of a runner’s diet. Your muscles are, after all, made of protein. And the protein you include in your marathon training diet or triathlete diet needs to be adequate to promote […]

Runners Nutrition Plan

Posted by: on May, 29 2012

Found on FitnessMagazine.com and written by Yael Lipton Fuel Your Run: Nutrition for Training and Racing Preparing to run a race means more than just getting fit. You also need to get your diet up to speed. Here’s what to eat — and drink — when you’re a runner. The Basics All runners, report to the […]

Effects Of Alcohol And Your Training

Posted by: on May, 28 2012

UC San Diego Athletic Performance Nutrition Bulletin The effects of Alcohol on Endurance Performance During the work week, runners think longingly of Saturday and Sunday mornings and all those free hours to spend on the trails. But sometimes Friday- and Saturday-night activities don’t jibe with running plans. When an evening of celebrating involves alcoholic beverages […]

Quick Snack Before Your Run

Posted by: on May, 25 2012

Quick Bites Need a snack stat? These prerun foods and drinks are ready when you are. Seen on RunnersWorld and written By Jessica Girdwain Your training plan may say it’s time for your lunchtime five-miler, but your grumbling stomach begs to differ. So how can you get through your workout without keeling over from hunger? […]

Recover From Post Race Blues

Posted by: on May, 24 2012

Beat the Post Marathon Blues.  Seen on Competitor.com and written by Jeff Gaudette. Whether you had a good race, bad day or mediocre performance, be smart about bouncing back after racing 26.2. Contrary to popular belief, the marathon is not over once you cross the finish line. All the hard work and the mental nervousness […]

Good Snacks For Runners

Posted by: on May, 23 2012

Written By Christine Luff, About.com Guide:   One of the benefits of running is that you can get away with eating sweets and other high-calorie snacks in your diet every so often. You’ll definitely run and feel better, though, when you’re eating healthful, nutritious foods, including snacks. So the next time you’re reaching for that bag of […]

Got “Chocolate” Milk?

Posted by: on May, 21 2012

As seen on Fitness Magazine and written By Kelly L. Phillips Post-Workout Drinks When it’s time to choose a liquid chug after a long, tough workout, there’s a slew of options out there. Water? Gatorade, POWERade, or All Sport? Endurox R4? Physiologist Joel Stager, director of the Human Performance laboratory at Indiana University, has even […]

Do Ice Baths Work?

Posted by: on May, 18 2012

As seen on MSNBC Fitness/ Reuters: Taking a dip in a tub of cold water after exercising may prevent muscle soreness, but a new look at past research says little is known about its side effects or even how long to stay in the water. In general, the researchers said there is very little quality […]

Nutrition Tips: Getting Ready For Your Race

Posted by: on May, 16 2012

Came across this article on RunnersConnect.net: 6 Nutrition Tips for the Perfect Marathon Taper After miles upon miles and hours upon hours, you have finally reached the tapering phase of your marathon training program. For some runners, this phase comes with relief; they find themselves with a little more time on their hands when they […]

Eggs For Breakfast

Posted by: on May, 16 2012

Sunny Side Up By Liz Applegate Ph.D. From the April 2012 issue of Runner’s World Got a dozen on hand? As a runner, you should. Routinely eating eggs affords you amazing health benefits. Here are five reasons to crack one open. TO SLIM DOWN In a study, dieters who had eggs for breakfast achieved a […]

Carbs To Eat Before The Race

Posted by: on May, 15 2012

This article By Megan Smith was posted on LiveStrong.com You don’t want to feel bloated and nauseated a few minutes before a big race — or in the middle of it. Whether you’re an experienced runner or you’re new to the sport, eating carbohydrates will provide you with a quick burst of energy to help you […]

Eating Right

Posted by: on May, 12 2012

To run your best, you need to eat differently than the rest of the population. Elite coach Chris Carmichael explains what should be on your plate. By Kristen Wolfe Bieler From Runner’s World Eat Like A Champion In the months leading up to the Tour de France, every aspect of Lance Armstrong’s training regimen has […]

Hot Yoga And Training

Posted by: on May, 11 2012

This article on the Benefits of Bikram Yoga for Triathletes was Posted on Jan 12, 2012 by Kim Landrum for DREAMBELIEVERTRI.COM As an athlete and triathlon coach I am always on the lookout for training methods that can compliment the multisport lifestyle while also offering recovery benefits and enhancing injury prevention. Triathlon presents unique challenges […]

Effects of Alcohol on Your Training

Posted by: on May, 5 2012

During the work week, runners think longingly of Saturday and Sunday mornings and all those free hours to spend on the trails. But sometimes Friday- and Saturday-night activities don’t jibe with running plans. When an evening of celebrating involves alcoholic beverages (and maybe, gasp, excess), is a trail run the next day still a good […]

Pre-Workout Foods

Posted by: on May, 3 2012

Article found on Mens Fitness Magazine. These snacks will help to prepare your body for a strenuous workout by Lisa Freedman Want to get the most out of your workout? Then eat the right foods beforehand. Although you may be tempted to skip the calories, the food you eat before you exercise will fuel your […]

Lose Weight By Drinking A Protein Shake Before Bed

Posted by: on May, 3 2012

I found this article on Livestrong.com written Jun 23, 2011 | By Carly Schuna Although protein shakes are not magical solutions for weight loss, they can be valuable aids in a low-calorie diet plan. Whether or not you’ll be able to lose weight by drinking a protein shake before bed depends on a few factors, but […]

Triathlon Training With High Blood Pressure

Posted by: on May, 1 2012

Article found on BeginnerTriathlete.com and written By Benjamin Moorehead, MD WVU Department of Orthopaedics Hypertension, or elevated blood pressure, is the most common cardiovascular disease in the United States affecting over 50 million people.  There are many things to consider in the recommendation of training for individuals with high blood pressure. However, probably the most […]

How To Create Your Running Diet

Posted by: on May, 1 2012

Design Your Running Diet Which foods help your running? Which don’t? A guide to devising the right eating plan By Holly St. Lifer, RunnersWorld Magazine Three runners head out for a noontime five-miler. Each had eaten a yogurt an hour before. Midway through the run, one runner says he’s feeling strong and asks if anyone’s […]

Race Day Nutrition Tips

Posted by: on April, 30 2012

By Coach Tony: Nutrition is a key component of any good endurance event performance. While our bodies can burn upwards of 750+ calories per hour, we can only digest 200-250 per hour. We cannot replace calories spent at the same rate they are burned. The digestive system cannot keep up. How do we sustain energy […]

Running and Losing Weight

Posted by: on April, 26 2012

This article was found on Livestrong.comand written by Laine Doss.Running a marathon is a major accomplishment of physical and mental endurance. Training is rigorous, but the satisfaction of completing a marathon is worth it. The benefits of training for a marathon include increased muscle tone, decreased fat, lower blood pressure and increased energy. Running is […]

Zone Training

Posted by: on April, 26 2012

By Coach Tony: Training tools have matured to a point that makes training methods more science than sport. Universal terminologies like zone-training, power meter training (Watts), heart rate (HR), or “perceived rate of exertion” (RPE or PE) are used by many training programs. While all of these approaches have great advantages, they can become confusing, […]

Chocolate and Your Sports Diet

Posted by: on April, 25 2012

Seen on BeginnerTriathlete.com and written by Nancy Clark Chocolate and Your Sports Diet Lose weight by eating chocolate for breakfast. Refuel after your workouts not with a sports drink, but instead with chocolate milk. Chocolate—Is it a bad food for athletes, an addictive drug, and the instigator of dietary disasters? Or is it a health food, […]

Why Losing Weight Is So Difficult

Posted by: on April, 23 2012

Here is an article from Beginner Triathlete about Why Is Weight Loss So Hard?! Research provides insight into struggles with shedding weight while training.  by Nancy Clark The Athlete’s Kitchen How to lose weight is the number one reason athletes choose to make a nutrition appointment with me. They express frustration they “cannot do something […]

Dieting: Don’t Do It!

Posted by: on April, 22 2012

Here is an article I found on Beginnertriathlete.com written by Nancy Clark: Striving to eat a perfect diet commonly results in deprivation of foods you truly like to eat. You will inevitably end up binging on those foods, sooner or later. Learn how to eat normally. It’s almost bathing suit season. Are you starting to […]

Runners Meal Plan

Posted by: on April, 18 2012

By Andrea Cespedes/Livestrong.com: Distance runners have different nutritional needs than recreational exercisers. The rigors of running more than 25 miles per week, with some runs lasting well over 90 minutes, requires a lot of energy. Although distance runners burn a significant number of calories during workouts, they cannot eat just anything and expect to maintain their […]

Stay Hydrated!

Posted by: on April, 17 2012

From The Road Runners Club of America wants to remind the running community about the importance of following our hot weather running tips. Running in the heat of summer can be dangerous if proper precautions and preparations are not followed. Avoid dehydration! You can lose between 6 and 12 oz. of fluid for every 20 […]

Keys To Athletic Nutrition

Posted by: on April, 16 2012

By Coach Tony:  The most popular questions coaches receive from athletes, whether casual athlete or competitive, are nutrition related inquiries. It’s usually because athletes are either looking to loose weight or improve performance. Common mistakes include eating at the wrong times, choosing the wrong balance of carbohydrates, protein and fat, drinking too little fluids, and […]

Running And Diet

Posted by: on April, 13 2012

The Runner’s Diet To lose weight without sacrificing energy or performance, you have to eat the right foods at the right times. Here’s how.By Madelyn H. Fernstrom Ph.D., C.N.S.From the August 2004 issue of Runner’s World It seems almost impossible that runners could become overweight. All that running, all those calories burned along city streets […]

Determine Your Ideal Race Weight

Posted by: on April, 13 2012

Endurance athletes typically determine their ideal body weight, which, in their case is better termed optimal performance weight, through exercise performance; a good proxy for general health. Through experience in training and competition, endurance athletes learn their optimal performance weight, or the body weight at which they perform best. A recent scientific survey of 3,000 […]

The Blood Sugar Battle

Posted by: on April, 2 2012

Lava Magazine:  The blood sugar battle As athletes, we’re quick to recognize the signs and symptoms of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)—specifically, rapid fatigue, chills, moodiness, anxiety, lack of concentration, depression, dizziness, and headaches. For those of us with a poor handle on our diet (i.e: incorrect macronutrient distribution, poor food choices, or inadequate sport nutrition […]

Is It Time To Take A Break?

Posted by: on March, 29 2012

Time to Rest? By Jayme Otto  of Runner’s World 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 runs at a five-minute-per-mile pace at 7,000 feet with too little rest afterward had finally […]

Caffeine and Training

Posted by: on March, 29 2012

Written by Gregory Cox, R.D, From Triathlete.com:  Do you need to withdraw from daily coffee to reap caffeine performance benefits? Caffeine is an essential daily ritual for many triathletes. (There’s a reason training rides end at cafés and so many bike shops offer coffee!) And by now, there’s no denying the power of caffeine to […]

Are You Eating Enough To Fuel Your Cycling?

Posted by: on March, 26 2012

Nutrition: Are you eating enough to fuel your cycling? By Dr Kevin Currell, Triathlon Plus | Monday, May 23, 2011 5.00pm via BikeRadar.com If you’ve just started training for a race or you’ve increased your riding lately, the chances are your body is craving more food than ever. It might come to you in the middle […]

The Power of Antioxidants

Posted by: on March, 26 2012

By Dr Kevin Currell, Triathlon Plus | Monday, Mar 21, 2011 4.00pm Nutrition: The power of antioxidants (Sophia Winters – Fotolia.com) Antioxidants seem to be everywhere these days. They’re the ‘in’ thing in nutrition and if you believe the hype they can cure every disease, help you go faster and even live forever. Let’s take a […]

Marathon Recovery – Injury Free

Posted by: on March, 19 2012

Published by Dr. Pribut on DrPribut.com Recovering From The Marathon: The Reverse Taper, by Stephen M. Pribut, DPM Reverse Taper: After The Marathon Now that the marathon is over, what do you do next? So many books, articles and friends have helped you get this far, but then the advice becomes vague or conflicting. Should you […]

Video: Core Exercises

Posted by: on March, 13 2012

Core Exercises for Triathletes & Cyclists. Suzan Falvy, personal trainer, adventure racer and endurance mountain biker demonstrates several prone exercises to help develop posterior chain muscles including hamstrings, glutes, back extensors and shoulder muscles.

Video: Cycling Tips To Drop The Pounds

Posted by: on March, 13 2012

Graeme Street shares his proven training and nutrition secrets from http://cyclo-core.com/CYCLO90 Training and Nutrition Tactics to help everyday cyclists drop more body-fat during and after their workouts.

Golden Rules of Weight Loss

Posted by: on March, 10 2012

The Golden Rules of Weight Loss Running keeps you fit, healthy, and happy, but to lose real weight, you also have to focus on what you eat. By Sarah Lorge ButlerImage by Hunter FreemanFrom the April 2011 issue of Runner’s World  Runners know the miles they log on the pavement, trails, and the treadmill are […]

Video: Prevent Runners Knee

Posted by: on March, 10 2012

Prevent runner’s knee by strengthening the quads to keep the kneecap aligned. Posted by http://www.youtube.com/user/RunnersWorldTV