Tag: Nutrition

The Power of Daily Snacking

Eating consistently throughout the day is very important. Have you heard the concept of eating five to six mini-meals a day in order to lose weight, control your hunger levels and increase your energy? Well, that theory...

Hydration and Fuel: Drink Mixes Review

Fueling during an event or extended workout (greater than 90 minutes) is imperative to maintaining your energy levels, enhancing your performance and preventing injuries or crashes. Multiple studies have linked carbohydr...

The Latest on Real Food-Based Products

When it comes to fueling, our options have become extremely versatile. In addition to products such as powders, gels, gummies and blocks, you can now find products containing real food such as fruit, nuts, seeds, etc. Wh...

Ultrarunner Fueling

You’re running 50k, 100k or even 100 miles. You definitely need a fueling plan to give your body the necessary energy to reach the finish line. Proper nutrition and hydration are extremely important to an ultrarunner’s s...

A Farewell… Along With Some “Thymely and Sage” Advice

I fell into ultrarunning – literally. In the ’90s I fell down some steps at work and tore the ACL in my knee. My orthopedist said I was “too old” (40s!) to harvest my own hamstring to repair it with and would use an allo...

New Trends Using Whole Foods for the Ultrarunner

Fueling is essential for all athletes in order to sustain energy levels, prevent bonking and optimize performance. Where an athlete gets these energy sources is based on personal choice. Lately, a hot trend among ultraru...

Superfoods for the Ultrarunner

If you didn’t catch “Superfoods for the Ultrarunner: Part I” in the September 2015 issue, definitely check it out. This month’s Part II article discusses more “exotic” superfoods. These are foods that have been around fo...

Superfoods for the Ultrarunner

You may have heard the term ‘Superfoods’ running rampant in the media. These foods definitely provide extra-strength to our daily diets and they offer unique health benefits. Not only may superfoods assist us with our ge...

New Trends in Sports Nutrition

Just as your training sometimes gets sluggish, sometimes your fueling does too. Luckily, lots of new options are available in the sports nutrition market—as well as new and updated nutrition theories. Gels, chews, bar...

Fuel and Food Progression During an Ultramarathon

If you can run 100 miles by eating a gel every 30 minutes from the start, then for heaven’s sake, go do something more fun than reading this article! I’ve been a runner since I was 22—when pacing my friend at Western Sta...

Your Optimal Race Weight

Our weight can affect our running performance, and every person has an ideal racing weight. If one holds too much weight, they risk running at a slower pace. If not enough weight is present, the person risks potential in...

Altitude and Your Nutrition

Altitude is a game changer for every runner who does not live and train at or above 6,000 feet. When you compete in a race high above sea level, you will need to adjust your nutrition and hydration while acclimating. Man...

Fat Burning: A How-to Guide

We have become a society of carb burners. That is where sports nutrition has been for the past couple of decades. Of the two main food sources the body uses for energy, carbohydrates and fats, our working muscles would p...

What’s All That Sugar Doing to Our Teeth?

The problem – ultrarunning is a lot of work!  Energy outlay must be compensated for with energy intake (calories) for ongoing training to be possible and successful. This is the reason the diet of most endurance athle...