Gluten-Free Running (Never Tasted so Good)

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Sometimes gluten-free is a necessity. For those with celiac, it is a stark reality that they should never touch wheat, spelt, rye, kamut, barley or durum/semolina pasta again. For others, they simply feel better when gluten is removed: more energy, excess weight just falls away, bloated stomach flattens out, heartburn disappears, cravings fade, clearer skin emerges. And for those who can …

How to Know what Food to Eat

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I’m sure my weekly blog is not the only dietary advice you come across. You might also read Runner’s World and various other magazines, books and blogs offering the latest on nutrition along with a few recipes. But there’s lots of conflicting and sometimes confusing information out there. Go vegetarian… Avoid dairy… Do the gluten-free thing… Why not try Paleo… …

Why Runners Need ACES

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If your first question is “What the heck are ACES???”… Let me just say, good question! No, I’m not referring to the ace of spades, commonly seen as the highest card in a deck of playing cards. ACES is a cute acronym to remember the top antioxidant nutrients required for a strong and healthy immune system: vitamin’s A, C and E …

Top 10 Ways to Use Chia Seeds

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Yay chia seeds!! Yes, if you know me even just a little bit by now, you know how much I love chia seeds. In that case it’ll be no surprise to you that my second video is starring chia seeds 🙂 Have you ever wondered how I use chia seeds? Wonder no more! Today I’m going to share with you …

5 Tips to a Faster Recovery

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Let’s say you’ve just finished your long run and you’re feeling a bit drained. Understandably so! Long or hard runs use up our fuel and break our bodies down, a requirement in order that they can be built back up stronger. Faster. But right now you’re wondering how you’re going to have enough energy to accomplish the remainder of your …

Required for Energy & Endurance

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Tired – as in extremely, consistently fatigued. Run down. Washed out. Pale. Diminished appetite. Performances spiralling downward. Reduced endurance. Cold hands and feet. Headaches. Light-headedness. Irritability. Repeated infections. Any of these sound like you? If so, you may be low on iron. Iron is a trace mineral required for energy and endurance. At any one time, there should be 3-5 grams …

Your Racing Weight

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Do you know what your racing weight is? Are you there? If not, how many pounds away from your ideal body composition are you? Do you even really know what your racing weight should be? And then how do you get there?!! Ah, so many questions! Let’s find some answers. Your racing weight is the weight and body fat percentage …