5 Post-Race Recovery Strategies

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I ran the Vancouver BMO marathon a few weekends ago. After months and months and miles upon miles of training, race day finally rolled around. I ran my heart out for what felt like EVER and finally crossed the finish line in 3 hours, 35 minutes and 7 seconds, arms over my head in celebration (unfortunately I did not achieve my sub-3:30 goal …

Quick Tips: Fast Breakfast Ideas for Busy Runners

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Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A healthy, balanced breakfast can set you up to have an energetic, productive day, while an unhealthy one can lead to sugar cravings, fatigue, and unproductiveness. Clearly, the healthy, nutritionally packed breakfast is the way to go! Whether you are rushing out the door or spending some quality …

Can Medium-Chain Triglycerides Improve Performance?

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As a dedicated marathon runner always chasing down a new PB / PR, I’m all over ergogenic aids and using food strategically to enhance my performance. For example, using caffeine and beet juice have turned out to be quite advantageous to my race results. So when I began my latest round of fat-loading (also a strategy that’s benefited my performance in the past), where I …

What Runners Eat: Making it Quick ‘n’ Easy

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Eat 2 Run Ambassador Brandon Figueroa gives us an inside look into how he fuels his high performance running: Welcome to my daily routine! Where I share with you my morning, afternoon and nightly routines – everything from eating, running, training and relaxing (all the important stuff!). I’m not much of an early riser as I’ll admit I like to stay up …

What to Eat on Race Morning

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It’s race morning. What should you eat? Oatmeal? Toast? Bagel? Banana? Eggs and bacon? Nothing? A 2014 review of pre-exercise nutrition studies conducted over that past 50 years concluded that eating carb-rich foods prior to endurance exercise appears to enhance performance (more so than protein-rich or fat-rich foods). Eating a high carbohydrate meal in the hours before your race maximizes glycogen stores, both …

Healthy Homemade Turtles

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Turtles! These were my husbands favourite chocolates pre-Eat2Run days. So this year (finally!!) I figured it’s high time I recreated them for him. It’s actually pretty crazy how similar in taste they are to the ‘real’ thing – the creamy caramel centre over the crunchy pecans and covered by rich chocolate. Only I’d like to argue these are more appropriately called …

Post-Run Nutrition (plus shortcuts)

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Following up on my Pre-Run Nutrition post, your post-run nutrition practice can make a world of difference in how well and how quickly you recover. In fact, if you neglect taking in nutrition of any sort immediately after a long or hard run, you risk delaying your recovery time by half and suffering greater levels of pain and soreness as well as …