Articles on Weight Loss

September 2, 2019

When to Work On Weight Loss

So, you’ve decided you want to lose weight. It could be form esthetic reasons, general health, or even to run faster. All are great reasons to start eating healthier and losing unnecessary pounds. But, if you also want to ensure that your training... 

July 15, 2019

Why Losing Too Much Weight is BAD for Your Running

The first thing we need to discuss when it comes to Ideal Race Weight is that losing weight won’t always result in an increase and performance. Moreover, losing too much weight will have a negative impact on performance. But why? Basically, this... 

March 5, 2018

Why You Might Not Lose Weight (and Even Gain Weight) When You Eat Less and Run More

There’s a saying that I simply love as a coach and athlete: Simple ain’t easy. This phrase applies to a lot of what we hope to accomplish as runners to get healthy, get fitter, and lose weight. If you’re trying to lose weight, it’s... 

January 16, 2017

What is the Ideal Weight Loss for a Runner?

How fast can a runner lose weight? You know about racing weight, and maybe you’ve put on a few pounds over the holidays. You know how to shape up your diet, but you’re probably still wondering something: How long does it take to notice weight loss? And... 

September 26, 2016
If you have ever wondered if there is an ideal race weight for runners or how to find your ideal running weight for your body type, this post is for you. Is it going to help you run faster? Or put you at a higher risk of injuries and overtraining. This article considers both sides, and recommends the best way to lose weight as a runner, no matter when your next big race is.

How Important is it to be at Your Ideal Race Weight?

Race day is coming. You have put in the hours, followed your marathon training schedule exactly, and made it through days you were so tired you could barely make it up the stairs to go to bed. But now you want to make sure you do not do anything to mess... 

January 20, 2014
A behind-the-scenes case study with the exact steps you can take if your goals are to lose weight, get healthy, and run your first race

How to structure your training and succeed when your goals are to lose weight, get healthier, and run your first race

Most articles about training center on how to run your fastest race possible. This is logical given the somewhat universal physiological realities of trying for a new personal best – the lessons can apply to everyone. However, simply running faster... 

September 26, 2013

Marathon Training and Weight Gain

A couple of weeks ago I published a piece on the 5 most common marathon training mistakes. One of the discussed potential mistakes, not increasing nutritional intake, garnered a lot of questions and concern. Specifically, many runners worried that if... 

June 17, 2013
Ever wonder how much those few extra pounds you're carrying around will slow you down? We examined the research and summarized the findings for you

Does Being Overweight Slow You Down?

It’s a no-brainer for most people that extra weight will slow you down when you run. A few too many cookies enjoyed over the winter, or even just a water bottle strapped to your waist will, in theory, slow you down by increasing the metabolic cost... 

May 13, 2013

Running and Weight Loss: An In-Depth Look at the Relationship Between Exercise and Energy Balance

Last week, I introduced metabolism and described how body weight and resting metabolic rate (RMR) are connected. I also mentioned that there are three components to metabolism: resting metabolic rate, the thermic effect of food, and energy expended for... 

May 6, 2013

Understand How Metabolism Works to Unlock the Mystery of Running and Weight Loss

Metabolism. It’s a word we hear a lot when discussing weight loss (or weight gain). We usually use it as an excuse for why we can eat whatever we want when we are younger, and more often as an excuse for why we get bigger or can’t seem to meet our... 

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