My Fantastic Five Daily Essentials

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Each day my diet varies somewhat, but as a high performance runner always on the go, I have some steadfast staples that offer consistency within my busy days. These are foods you will always find on my weekly grocery list, filling my fridge, and regularly on my menu. I include them for their fantastic nutritional value and of course, their scrumptious taste. …

Does Eating all the Fat help us to Run Faster?

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GUEST POST BY DEVON MCGUIRE Ditch the carbs… Eat all the fat… And get faster?! Sounds a little backwards, right? Not necessarily. Fat-loading (followed by carb loading) has been shown to be a great method to help us run faster, and run stronger… Two things we’re all trying to do as runners, right?! Historically as distance runners we’ve been told …

Ready to Race: My Pre-Race Nutrition Routine

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GUEST POST BY KINSEY GOMEZ Two weeks ago, at 6:30pm on Tuesday September 1st, I lined up at the start line of my first race back in over a year. After being sidelined for so very many months with a stress fracture in my hip (the unfortunate result of many more months of improper nutrition, recovery habits and overtraining), I was …

Sports Nutrition Products: Opt for the Right Option

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These days, attempting to fuel yourself with healthy food products often feels more challenging than one might expect. How do you know which sports nutrition products are the best fuel for performance and recovery? I know I want to only use products that will enhance my running and help build me up into a stronger runner. It becomes especially challenging when …

Lessons Learned from (my time as) an Injured Runner

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Injuries suck. I think every runner and athlete can agree with this sentiment. Whether an injury pops up mid-season, pre-season, or off-season, it can put the brakes on all the hard work you’ve put towards achieving your goals. I know because I’ve been there. But I’ve also come out the other side and am now 100% healthy and injury-free! Although …

The Latest on Tart Cherries, Omega-3s and Beer

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One of my favourite places to find the latest on sports nutrition research is the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (JISSN). Today I thought I’d do a quick roundup of studies published recently that either provide further confirmations on the benefits of foods I’ve been advocating for a while now; or offer a new nutritional insight in …

How to Avoid the “Runners Trots”

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Have you ever had to dash to the nearest washroom or porta-potty mid-run (or worse yet, mid-race)? If so, I um… I understand. Been there done that (and it’s a terrible place to be). But I know I’m not alone in having suffered these inconveniences. In working with so many runners, I see this issue show up about 20% of …

Energy for Running

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Aside from performance goals that my clients come to me with and I hear about from runners I give talks, seminars and workshops to, the goal of increasing energy levels is nearly always on their list of desired results. A need for more energy. Sound familiar? Lacking energy in general, wishing for more energy during runs and workouts, feeling depleted mid-afternoon and skipping …