Tips for Healthier Eating

Healthier Eating for Athletes

Healthier eating is on nearly every person’s to-do list, but getting started is often the most difficult challenge. By setting small goals and making changes slowly, healthier eating is not only attainable, but also sustainable.

Track a week’s worth of calories, micronutrients, and macronutrients. Using an online tracker such as Cron-O-Meter gives people a clear view of improvements that can be made in their diets. Identify areas of weakness, such as vitamin deficiencies or improper macronutrient ...

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Choose the Right Running Shoe

How to Choose the Right Running Shoe

Learning to choose the right running shoe is important for your running health. Running shoes are arguably the most important purchase a runner can make, yet most runners are completely unaware of the many types of options available. In fact, one of the most common reasons that runners become injured is because of improper or ill-fitting running shoes. With the vast array of running shoe types available there is certainly a proper shoe for ...

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10 Tips for Better Recovery From Running

Tips for Better Recovery From Running

An aspect of training that numerous runners take for granted is that recovery is just as (if not more) important than the actual running. Recovery from running begins the moment one run ends, and most injuries can be traced back to inadequate nutrition, rest, or failure to listen to one’s body. Detailed below are ten tips for better recovery from running that will leave you properly energized, fueled, and ready to go for your next ...

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Beginner Guide to Running

A Beginner’s Guide to Running: A Complete Glossary of Terms

Are you interested in taking up running but unsure where to begin? Millions of Americans pick up running each year, but being a beginner can be overwhelming. Besides adjusting to a new lifestyle, beginners must also learn to speak a new language, complete with jargon, acronyms, and foreign words. In this beginner guide to running we have included a glossary of terms a beginning runner may encounter, along with definitions.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Carbohydrate Loading

Carbohydrate Loading

In the days leading up to a big event such as a marathon or triathlon, many athletes enter into a state of carbohydrate loading or “carbo-loading.” To the average person, carbo-loading evokes an image of a skinny runner eating as much pasta as humanly possible the night before the big race. However, carbo-loading should be approached much more scientifically, and there are quite a few misconceptions when it comes to this important component of distance training and racing.

Why do ...

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6 Tips for Racing a Half Marathon

Tips For Racing a Half Marathon

Many runners will agree that racing a half marathon is unlike any other running event. Not short and sweet like a 5k, but also not slow and steady like a marathon, the half marathon is an entirely different beast that must be treated accordingly. Here are some tips for racing a half marathon.

Don’t Call it “Just a Half”
When a half marathon is part of a longer event, such as a marathon, runners often sell ...

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Minimalist Running Shoes

Minimalist Running Shoes

Minimalist running shoes are having quite the moment right now, with new brands entering the market each year. The main idea of minimalism is for a runner’s footwear to help mimic barefoot running as best as possible, providing a wide toe box and low heel to toe drop. These shoes are often lightweight and highly responsive. But, are they truly better than traditional running shoes? Listed below are the advantages and disadvantages of the most popular running shoe ...

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Running Father

Gifts for Father’s Day 2016

Father’s Day 2016 is just around the corner. If you have a father that loves to run here are a few ideas for those Father’s Day gifts.

  1. Personalized Medal Hanger – This is of course one of our favorite Father’s Day gifts. Find some great pictures of the Father of your choice and create a totally customized medal hanger for all those medals he has laying around. This and all the MedalMinders are on sale ...
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Benefits of Improving your Running Form

Running Form

Form is often touted as the be-all and end-all of running, and for good reason. The efficiency of your body to traverse a distance great or small is at the heart of running and competition, but are there any other benefits to taking the time out of your busy schedule to make yourself a better runner? The answer is yes! Better running form will carry over into your everyday life as well.

Stronger core
Working on your running form will ...

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Eating on the Run: Sports Nutrition Products Comparison

Sports Nutrition Products

Proper fueling during long workouts or sporting events can be the difference between finishing strong and hitting the proverbial wall. Sports nutritionists recommend that athletes who are spending more than 75 minutes running or cycling should take in 20 – 60 grams of carbohydrates per hour. The dizzying amount of sports nutrition products available can make choosing the right fuel difficult. Listed below is a breakdown of the four most common types of quick energy sources, as well ...

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