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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 it up, and this […]

3 Reasons You Need to Practice Your Marathon Nutrition Plan (and exactly how to do it)

Legendary coach Vince Lombardi was often quoted as saying “only perfect practice makes perfect”. It’s a quote many marathoners should pay attention to. I’ve seen too many runners approach their marathon nutrition strategy with a laissez-faire attitude, especially when it comes to planning how they’ll execute their plan. Many runners often overlook the fact that […]

5 Tips to Get Back on Track With Your Nutrition

Somehow we are already back to January of another year. Time just seems to speed up, especially over the month of December. We are now at the end of the holiday season. The time where there are seemingly endless parties and too many opportunities to overindulge. It is just too easy to let go of […]

Is a High-Fat Diet Healthy for Runners?

Trends come and go in the running world. Often, it’s hard to tell what will stay and what will fall by the wayside. Not many people are wearing Vibram FiveFingers anymore, but compression socks seem to have cemented themselves as a nearly-essential part of a runner’s wardrobe. A new debate that’s caught fire recently is […]

Sugar for Runners: Just How Bad is it?

It seems the media chooses a food group each week to target as the source of all of our health problems. As such, it is very stressful to know what advice to listen to. That is why we try to sort through all the “fluff” to find the studies and share them with you. One […]

Do I Need to Take an Iron Supplement?

Iron levels are undoubtedly an important consideration for any runner. We hear over and over how important iron is to running well, and most of us know at least one runner who has talked about their issues with not getting enough iron. Last month, we talked to one of the researchers of iron studies, Pam Hinton, […]

Do You Need to Take Fuel During Your Race? Find Out Here

You already know how important it is to consume carbohydrates during a marathon. Running at a fast pace plows through your carbohydrate resources, and if you run out, you’ll be forced to slow down substantially. Marathoners call this “hitting The Wall.” Even though The Wall doesn’t occur until about 22 miles into a marathon for […]

Do Runners have a Free Pass for Unhealthy Eating?

When trying to lose weight, what is the first form of exercise that comes to mind for most? If you said running, you would be correct. As runners we are proud of our sport, and we love to reap the rewards of our hard training and dedication to getting faster by indulging in some rewards […]

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 […]

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