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How to prevent weight gain when you cut back on running

With no big races scheduled until the fall, I’m currently in the middle of an off season. I keep my runs short, ignore my pace, and aim for “only” about 20 miles per week. After running three marathons last fall, I’m really enjoying this break! However, there’s one thing I’m not too happy about. It’s a […]

Don’t pack on the pounds: your holiday party action plan

Step away from the peppermint bark: your holiday party action plan

A lot of people are gearing up to make big resolutions for the New Year. And we’re willing to bet that a lot of those goals have to do with weight. Here’s a little secret: if you eat mindfully now, you’ll have less weight to lose once the New Year begins. We know – this is […]

How to prevent holiday weight gain

How to prevent holiday weight gain

It’s that time of year again.Most large fall races are over and the holiday season is upon us. We spend less time running and more time eating, which often leads to a very unwanted holiday guest: weight gain. The average person gains 1-2 pounds in the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, while people who are […]

Why do I gain weight during marathon training?


Whenever I tell someone that I’m training for a marathon, I get two responses: “you’re crazy!” or “you’re lucky – you must be able to eat whatever you want.” The first remark is definitely true. But the second? Not so much. Training for a marathon doesn’t mean you can neglect your diet, nor is it a […]