Nutrition Training Part IV – Hydration

Hydration is a tricky one, especially for the novice runner. For years, we have been told “drink even though you may not be thirsty,” and I don’t necessarily disagree with this entirely. However, you can overhydrate, and it is a serious problem. The dangers with over-hydration include hyponatremia, which is basically water intoxication and the depletion of electrolytes in your body. On the flip side, if you become dehydrated (generally losing 2 – 3 percent of your body weight in fluids, your body starts to over work, which forces your heart to beat faster, making it more difficult for you [...]

By | 2016-11-13T09:30:23+00:00 October 10th, 2013|Marathon, Nutrition, Running, Training|0 Comments

Nutrition Training Part III

To make it as simple as I can, I will give examples of foods that you can ingest before, during, and after exercise. Remember this doesn’t replace your meals; those are nutrient dense and healthy. Right before exercise, about 15 minutes, that is where you are “topping off your gas tank.” If required, taking a carbohydrate during exercise can spare the glycogen stores in your muscles, limiting your fatigue. Lastly, feeding your muscles after a workout is the best way to prepare for your next one. So with no further adieu, the breakdown of fuel sources! […]

By | 2016-11-13T09:30:23+00:00 September 24th, 2013|Endurance, Marathon, Nutrition, Running, Training|0 Comments

Nutrition Training – Part II

When it comes to your nutrition it is just as important as your endurance/running training. When your nutrition is not on point your workouts and body will eventually break down. Nutrition while training for an endurance event, such as a marathon, is very different than other forms of training, because you will need primarily carbs as a main source of fuel. I could go on and on about how carbs, protein, & fat work together to make an athlete reach his/her fitness goals, but instead I’m going to break it down for you based on your workouts and how you [...]

By | 2016-11-13T09:30:23+00:00 September 17th, 2013|Endurance, Marathon, Nutrition, Running, Training|0 Comments

NUTRITION TRAINING (Endurance Only) PART I

NUTRITION TRAINING (Endurance Only) PART I Not sure how many parts I’m going to make, but this is a BIG deal! A lot of why people feel like crap during their workouts is because they haven’t fueled appropriately, got enough rest, and/or didn’t hydrate well. I’m going to start out with 3 basic questions you should ask yourself daily if you are an ENDURANCE runner. […]

By | 2016-11-13T09:30:23+00:00 September 14th, 2013|Endurance, Marathon, Nutrition, Running, Training|1 Comment

F.O.O.D – Free Old Outworn Demons

So today I wanted to write about a book I just finished called PR: A Personal Record of Running From Anorexia. Amber Sayer is the writer and the hero of the book, she is also a friend of mine who I have known for about 5 years. After reading this book, I really got to know her even more. I could only imagine how hard it was to put her struggles out there for the world to see, but she is one brave and strong cookie! Through all her battles and triumphs, Amber Sayer is one heck of a woman, [...]

By | 2016-11-13T09:30:23+00:00 September 6th, 2013|Nutrition, Running|0 Comments

Tips for Running in Humidity

(Adapted from: Article from Runner’s World - http://www.runnersworld.com/running-tips/tips-for-running-in-humidity) It's not (just) the heat that matters! Ways to cope with the muggy weather: Humidity makes warm summer runs even more taxing because the higher the moisture content of the air, the hotter it feels. If you are dehydrated, your body goes into survival mode - watch out for nausea, it may be difficult to digest sports drink & gels. HYDRATE throughout the day to prevent this! Side stitches can also occur if you are overheated – due to shallow and uneven breathing. Be wary of your heart rate too, because it [...]

By | 2014-03-06T15:04:16+00:00 July 24th, 2013|Running|0 Comments