Articles by Meredith Terranova

Kyle Pietari: Making Healthy Work

Busy. It’s one of the most used four letter words in describing all the things in life you either can’t or don’t make time for. It is also one of the most used words in describing all the reasons you either miss a run or...

A Passport Photo

As we boarded the flight from Geneva, most of the whispering was from the woman walking with us. It was no surprise, as Courtney Dauwalter had just won UTMB. But in true Courtney and Kevin (Courtney’s husband) fashion, t...

The Hidden Dangers of Hyponatremia

Fernando De Samaniego Steta was having a textbook day while racing in Xicotepec, Mexico. He was well-trained for the 60k race with 11,500 feet of climbing, met his goal time of sub-7:30, finished in fourth and had his pa...

Fueling at Western States

With its hot temperatures and a fast pace, the bright spotlight of Western States can really showcase athletes while also being an Achilles heel for others, especially when it comes to nutrition. I asked a collection of...

Essential Recovery Nutrition

After finishing your long run, hard effort workout or morning run that lasts over 90 minutes, what’s the first thing you think about? Let’s all admit that unless you’ve developed a good routine, getting in a balanced mea...

Balancing Nutrition During an Injury

Whether it’s a prolonged niggle or sudden show-stopper that keeps you from normal training, injuries are tough. They can also have an impact on how you eat and respond to healing from both a nutrition and mental standpoi...

New Fuel for 2019

Every year, runners search the shelves of their local running stores for the latest nutrition products to help their performance and recovery. Here is a recap of what’s new on the market, along with the innovation behind...

Eating with Zach Bitter

When most people in the ultrarunning community hear the name Zach Bitter they think of the high fat, low carbohydrate lifestyle he promotes due to the impact it’s had on his training and performance. But this label doesn...

Fueling a Tri Across America

Former Major League Baseball player and endurance athlete, Eric Byrnes, began his journey on July 22nd to complete a Triathlon Across America by jumping into McCovey Cove beyond the right field wall at AT&T Park in San F...

New Moms and Ultrarunning

If you do a search on the internet or ask any non-running doctor, there is not much to be found as far as solid guidance to help navigate breastfeeding and running, especially ultra-distance races. Fortunately, the ultra...

When You Are Iron Deficient

Iron deficiency is a significantly underdiagnosed problem in distance runners. Low levels of hemoglobin in the blood or low levels of the iron storage protein ferritin, can have a huge negative impact on your ability to...

Be Your Fuel: Darcy Piceu

One of the great things about the ultrarunning community is the variety of people and the ways they eat. Dary Piceu not only is the picture of accomplishment year after year in the sport’s toughest events, she is also th...

Fueled with Bananas, Almond Butter and MHB&B

He has speed at the short distances and has found great success at the 100-mile distance as well. And, if you don’t know him by his racing resume you might just know Dylan Bowman from his sweet dog and running companion,...

Fueling on Beets, Beer and Tang

In his 50th year with more 100-mile wins than many will ever even attempt to run, Karl Meltzer’s nutrition plan is one to take note of. From the outside, folks probably think he spends his days sipping on Speedgoat Blend...

Coaches Have to Eat Too!

There is advice everywhere we turn when it comes to the best way to: train…race…and recover. We look to the experts for all of this, so I figured it would be nice to see what some of our favorite ultrarunning coaches are...

Secrets to Nutrition: Candy Hearts and IPA

Courtney Dauwalter The books and articles on what we are supposed to eat, how, when and why could fill a library, but many of us have an inner self, or at least I do, that wants everything contrary to those books to be...

Tim Tollefson: I Love Food

There are many approaches to nutrition with the goal of getting to similar destinations: feeling your best every day, running well, recovering quickly, and staying healthy long-term. I have always been fascinated by what...