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Could Eating More Butter Help You Run Faster? The Sock-Doc

I don’t know about you, but I try to pride myself on being honest. I try to share my feelings, and talk about things as much as possible to make sure everyone knows that I am only human, and not interested in coming across as perfect. I love talking to other people who have that […]

8 Easy Ways to Improve Your Nutrition

Today we are going to chat with Jason Fitzgerald (Founder of Strength Running) and Anne Mauney, the creators of the Nutrition for Runners Program. Nutrition is complicated, and can be a somewhat confusing topic, so we are going to focus on actionable tips that you can use right away to start eating better. Jason and Anne […]

Do You Absorb More Iron Cooking in a Cast Iron Pan?

Do you get enough iron in your diet? Many runners don’t, especially women. One study of female college athletes found that 31% were iron deficient!1 One method you might have heard about to increase the amount of iron in your diet is cooking your food using cast iron cookware. Absorbing iron from your pots and […]

Bonking vs. Fatigue vs. Cramping: What You Need to Know

The first step to fixing any problem is accurately identifying what is causing the issue. Got a leaky faucet? Before you can do any good, you need to figure out if the leak is coming from the handle, the spout, the pipes or something else. Only then can you solve the problem. It’s the same […]

UCAN for Marathon Nutrition: A Review of the Research to See if it Really Works

Is Generation UCAN a groundbreaking product when it comes to marathon nutrition? Or, is this yet another case of manipulating research studies to make marginal improvements seem more significant. That’s the question we’re going to try to answer by delving into the actual research studies during this interview with Evelyn of the Carbsane blog. Evelyn […]

How to Calculate Carbohydrate Intake After Your Overnight Fast

It’s long run Sunday (or Saturday), and your alarm wakes you. How can it be time to get out of bed already?! Are you one of those runners who just rolls out of bed, puts on your shoes, and wanders out the door half asleep? If so, you might be curious whether you’re going to […]

Everything You Need to Know About Electrolytes: Nina Anderson

As spring marathons are looming closer, it’s time you get thinking about the correct hydration and nutrition strategy. Even if you don’t have a marathon coming up or you are thinking about one the future, it’s time to really try to take these little things like nutrition seriously. Today’s guest demonstrates the importance of refueling; […]

A Detailed Look at the Diet of an Elite Marathoner

In 2014, Jeffrey Eggleston was the 3rd American at the Boston Marathon. At the time, it was a big PR and one of Jeffrey’s best races to date (He also finished 13th at the World Championships in 2013). Not to be outdone, Jeffrey traveled to Australia earlier in July to compete in the Gold Coast […]

Can Pickle Juice Really Cure Muscle Cramps?

Muscle cramps. Those words alone are enough to make most people cringe. At some point we have all been through those sudden, intense moments where a cramp hits you hard. As you instinctively grab for the muscle in pain, you swear that you are going to research how to prevent this…..as soon as this excruciating […]

4 Lessons We Can Learn from Runners on Performance-Enhancing Drugs (PEDs)

It seems like every few months, another runner that I know gets caught using performance-enhancing drugs. This past week, the situation struck eerily close to home. A runner recently caught using EPO (Mo Trafeh) is someone that I’d met many times. My second race as a professional runner was the USA 10 mile championship in […]