Diet

Tweet Before my first attempt at the marathon I bragged to my friends and former coach about how I’d negative split the final miles in Central Park. After the race, I got the biggest “I told ya so!” of my life from runners who knew better. See, I hit the wall – hard. My pace […]

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Tweet I have a confession: I’m not the healthiest eater. I love junk food and it’s not something I’m ashamed to admit. Bring on the chocolate chip cookies and eggnog! But for most runners, a good nutrition plan is a top priority. A sound diet will help you recover more effectively, bring you closer to […]

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Tweet When I was an impressionable teenager, I devoured popular fitness magazines to learn the “secret” to healthy living. Each article was like a hit of crack. Now I finally knew how to be healthy! It’s about salmon… or Tabata sprints… or that new fad diet. I think. But like you’ve surely noticed too, each magazine starts to […]

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Tweet Before my first meal with No Meat Athlete author Matt Frazier, I was sweating and nervous. You see, Matt’s a vegan and I love a good steak. My anxiety had me over thinking everything… Will he judge my choice of food? If the restaurant accidentally serves him non-vegan food, will he throw a temper […]

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Tweet Isn’t it funny that some people KNOW what to do with their running – when they’re actually totally wrong? Some runners think sprinting 200′s is a great workout for the marathon. [More bad marathon advice] Or that they got runner’s knee because of cutting their warm-up routine short. There’s a lot of misconceptions in […]

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Tweet You can imagine the hundreds of emails I get every month from crazy runners. Just recently I saw this gem and had to share: Horrible idea –> “I’m not going to fuel during the marathon and hope adrenaline will get me to the finish line.” — Jason Fitzgerald (@JasonFitz1) November 4, 2012 Sigh… But […]

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Tweet Recently I went gluten free for an entire month. I ate zero wheat products – and was surprised at the results. But first, what is gluten anyway? Gluten is a type of protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. It’s found in almost every processed food that you can buy because it’s cheap and holds food together nicely. […]

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Tweet This is the final article in a 3-part series highlighting the best material on Strength Running. Today is the Grab Bag Edition with many topics like minimalism, diet for runners, advanced recovery techniques, and more. Most of the articles on Strength Running are detailed “how-to” posts that go in-depth on particular topics. Today I highlight […]

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Tweet This is what happens with a Wholefoods gift card. I go crazy like a kid in a candy shop – or like a food fanatic who can’t control his craving for healthy, delicious snacks. But I used to be a glutton. Being naturally skinny, I never had to worry about eating crappy food because […]

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Tweet If you’re like me this Christmas, you’re going to indulge in the big desserts, flowing booze, and generous portions. ‘Tis the season. Most people accept that the holidays are a special time to eat a lot of crap and skimp on the exercise. And you know what? That’s okay! I’ll definitely be taking advantage […]

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