The Key to Reaching Your Optimal Body Composition (plus 3 tips on how to get there)

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We know reaching our optimal body composition helps us perform better as runners. We know it’s good for our health. But sometimes it really feels impossible to get there. That being said, I can actually sum up in one word what the “secret” is to losing excess bodyfat, flattening your stomach and reaching your optimal body composition. Ready for it? …

7 Foods to Beat Seasonal Allergies

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For those of you dealing with seasonal allergies, you know that stuffy noses and watery eyes aren’t just annoying – they can also dampen your enthusiasm to get outside for a run. Additionally, allergies can often make you tired during the day, caused in part by blocked nasal passages that disrupt good sleep. If pollen and airborne mold spores trigger seasonal allergies for you …

Running Carb-Depleted

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In my Eat 2 Run nutrition practice I am constantly stressing the importance eating enough carbohydrates to order to have enough energy to perform well. However, withholding carbohydrates strategically at certain times can actually benefit your performance. By practicing carb-depleted training runs, you might very well take your training and race performances to the next level. Let’s take a look at why anyone would …

3 Tips to Rock your Running in 2014

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Happy New Year! I trust you’ve made your New’s Years resolutions? I’ve spent past years resolving to be perfect – a perfect runner, a perfect wife, a perfect coach. A bit of a born perfectionist, I constantly disappointed myself because perfection is difficult if not impossible to come by. We can however, choose to be better than we’ve been before. …