A blog by runners. For runners.

Good hydration: The pros and cons of different drinks for running

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Before a run, what do you fill your water bottle up with – water, a sports drink, coconut water? Runners know how important good hydration is. But with a host of beverage options to choose from, which is best for staying hydrated on the run? Well, that depends. Each beverage comes with its own benefits […]

Uncooked Dinners for Busy Runners

no cook dinners

I don’t know about you, but as the weather warms up, my meals get a little less hearty. I tend to favor easy-to-assemble dishes that require zero time in the oven. Do you find yourself in the same boat? Actually, there are many benefits to eating uncooked foods, especially certain vegetables. For example, raw garlic […]

Pre-race nutrition: tips for the week before

pre-race nutrition tips

We all know the biggest rule when it comes to racing: don’t try anything new on race day or in the days leading up to the race. In other words, keep doing what you’re used to. One of the areas this applies to is nutrition. However, fueling well the week before a race is crucial […]

Why you should eat in season

why you should eat in season

Hooray, it’s finally springtime! Though it may not feel like it everywhere yet, warmer days – and warmer running conditions – are right around the corner. Besides the shorts and t-shirt weather, I’m also looking forward to some of my favorite spring produce – particularly plump, juicy strawberries and blueberries. Yum. What it means to […]

Healthy green foods

Healthy green food alternatives for St. Patrick's Day

It’s St. Patrick’s Day and many of us may think to grab a pint of Guinness, some corned beef, an Irish car bomb (more power to you!) or one of those four leaf clover sugar cookies covered in green sprinkles, you know the ones. But if you’re looking for a healthier way to celebrate, here […]

5 nutrition mistakes runners make

Nutrition mistakes runners make

We runners focus so much on the way we move and the miles we log, but food has so much to do with our performance. Have you ever noticed how a particular meal can either make for a great or awful run? If not, you could probably teach me a thing or two about diet […]

Recipe: restore electrolytes with homemade miso soup

recipe for homemade miso soup

If you’ve ever eaten at a sushi restaurant you’ve probably had miso soup. It’s warm, slightly salty, and usually the appetizer to your dinner. But, you can also enjoy miso soup at home. It’s the perfect mid-day snack. I especially love to make a small bowl an hour or so after a run to warm […]

Coffee drinks by calories and miles

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During the holidays, we shared two charts (here and here) that showed how much running you’d have to do to burn off all that feasting. The holidays may be behind us, but thanks to the ever-constant cold weather, indulging in carbs and sugar isn’t. One of the most common high calorie culprits? Coffee drinks. Many […]

“Not another green juice” juice

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Last month, Ashley shared a recipe for green juice. I, too, am a big fan of juicing. A couple times a week I start my day with a juice prior to pumping my body full of caffeine. From time to time I can even forgo my morning latte if I’ve had a juice (sometimes). Juicing, […]

Quenching green juice for juicing newbies

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My husband and I did perhaps the most stereotypical thing you can do on the first of the new year. We got in the car, headed to our local kitchen store, and purchased a shiny new juicer. Prior to this momentous event, I had occasionally picked up store-bought juices (not your basic OJ, mind you, […]