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QT: Walking the Food Tight Rope this Holiday Season


All. The. Food.

Ready or not, the food holidays are coming and they are coming quick!

As runners, how do you walk the food tight rope during the holiday season?

Do you just go ahead and eat all the things? Do you try to hold the line and remain disciplined? Or do you try to find some semblance of middle ground? Read more

Quick Tip: How Much Do You Really Need to Eat on Race Day?


How much fuel should you take in on race day?

The conversation about what to eat on race day is an ongoing one in many parts of the running community.

Gels. Chews. Bars. Beans. Sports drinks. Real food.

The options are many, and there seem to be more products coming on the market all of the time.

But how much fuel do you actually need to eat on race day?

Perhaps that is the more important conversation to be had. Read more

QT: How to Eat Well When Traveling for a Race


One of the biggest race day fears for many runners is an unexpected bout of GI distress.

Because, seriously, no one wants to be this guy.

When we are at home, it’s easy to control the food we eat because (hopefully!) we are preparing it ourselves!

When traveling for a race, you may find yourself eating more restaurant meals during race weekend than you do in the entire training cycle leading up to the race.

Joining me on today’s quick tip episode are two folks that know a thing or two about traveling to races and eating well while doing so.

Tom Leddy and Carol Valls are the co-writers of the book The Ultimate Travel Guide for Runners.

If you have a destination race on your horizon, you definitely want to check out their book full of tips and tricks that will help you save some money and improve your traveling/racing experience. Read more

Katie Rosenbrock, Medal in Hand

Katie Rosenbrock Has Seen the Impact of Nutrition in Running and Life


Today on the show, I’m talking running and food with Ms. Katie Rosenbrock from Hungry-Runner.com.

Katie Rosenbrock, Medal in Hand

Katie Rosenbrock, Medal in Hand

Less Than Ideal Marathon Training

When I asked Katie about her favorite distance to race, she highlighted the half marathon as her race of choice.

But she also mentioned that her first (and so far only, though she’s got another one on her calendar) marathon was pretty difficult. When I asked her about the difficulty of her first 26.2, she told me that she was sick with the flu TWICE during her training for the race!

And as if that wasn’t bad enough, one of the weeks of training that she missed was her longest long run (20 miles) of the training cycle.

Talk about a bad break! Read more

Johnny Depp For the Win...

Quick Tip: What Should Runners Eat When They Aren’t Running?


What are the foods you eat on a regular basis?

What to Eat...

What to Eat…

The topic of food/what you eat gets brought up a lot in running circles, but it usually centers on:

  • What you eat during a run/race
  • What you eat the night before a run/race
  • What you eat immediately after a run/race

But what about all of the other times you’re eating during a week? Do you pay as much attention to what you consume on a random Tuesday for lunch as you do the night before a half/full marathon?

Should you? Read more