Post-run snacks

Which is best post-run: the banana or the egg? And when? The consensus I have observed in sports nutrition articles emphasizes the consumption of protein within one hour after intense exercise for optimum recovery. Based on recent studies, the International Society of...

Length of training plans

When is the best time for a beginning runner to start a training plan for a race? It depends on your fitness level and race distance. You should take enough time to safely build up to your time or distance goal but not train too long and risk plateauing or burn-out...

Running Early

‘Tis the season for ridiculously early wake-ups to beat the summer heat, or at least beat the . The temps are in the high 70s before sunrise here in FL. The upside is we’re finished with our run before most people are having they’re first . Also, morning runners tend...

Consistency

“A river cuts through rock because of its power, but because of its persistence.” Jim Watkins Success in a race, whether it is meeting a time goal or finishing strong & injury-free, requires consistent work. Plan to run 3-7 days a week each week of...

Hydration 101

Summer is officially here! Running in the summer requires special care to avoid health issues such as dehydration, hyponatremia, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. It is vital that we stay well-hydrated not only for our running performance but for our overall health....

Walking as training

Walking is great for cross training, active recovery & rehab, but it is also practical race preparation. If something goes wrong during a race and running isn’t possible or just too uncomfortable, there are a few ways to the finish line but only one way to earn...