A Unique Pre-Race Meal

Nutrition with Becca Blumberg - Pre-Race Meal Suggestion This is a unique twist on the typical pre-race meal. The fish is easily digestible protein and the rice provides plenty of readily available carbohydrates. Adding some cooked vegetables helps round out the meal without leaving a lot of extra work for your digestive system to do. This ... More

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Pre-Run Nutrition Preparations

Nutrition with Becca Blumberg - Pre-Run Nutrition Preparations What you eat before your long run can play a big factor in determining whether you have a great day of training or end up trudging through a death march. This is why having Pre-Run Nutrition Preparations is a must! Feeling good during your long run will help you enjoy the ... More

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Top 5 Veggies for Runners

Nutrition with Becca Blumberg - Top 5 Veggies for Runners We’ve introduced veggies as a crucial part of every runner’s diet in The Athlete’s Plate, on of our previous blog posts about nutrition. It’s easy to know that you should eat a certain amount of vegetable every day but what about the kind of vegetables that would best suit ... More

Post-Race Nutrition Advice

Nutrition by Becca Blumberg - Post-Race Nutrition Advice What you eat after a run matters just as much (or maybe even more) than what you eat right before or during the run. It’s important to take in nutrition and hydration after a long run; your body desperately needs to rehydrate, replenish its glycogen (energy) stores, and repair ... More

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Nutrition During Your Run

Nutrition with Becca Blumberg- Nutrition During Your Run Learning to fuel during your run is an important part of training for a marathon (or any distance that requires caloric intake while running). Taking in adequate fuel provides your body with the carbohydrates it needs to stay energized and maintain glycogen (carbohydrate) stores ... More

Altlete's plate - Nutrition with Becca Blumberg

The Athlete’s Plate – Eating Balanced

Nutrition with Becca Blumberg - Making your Athlete's Plate What we eat in our everyday life has a great impact on everything from our performance to our mood. The food our body needs changes based on many factors, including training volume, frequency, and type. A balanced plate for any individual has several components, however, in this ... More

Hydration Tips for Running - water

Hydration Tips for Running

Nutrition with Becca Blumberg Water is essential for us humans. Without it, our bodies can’t function, period. But since we’re kind of a running-focused company, let’s talk about hydration in running. As a nutritionist and long-distance runner, I want to share my best Hydration Tips for Running with you. Hydration Tips for Running ... More

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Recipe: Red Beans and Rice for Endurance Runners

Plant-based and plant forward diets are popular among endurance athletes. The carbohydrates that they provide play a key role in fueling the body for long distance events. Plants are also rich in antioxidant vitamins and minerals which promote rapid recovery. In the past, people thought that you had to have “complementary proteins” at ... More

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San Francisco’s Becca Blumberg, MS, RDN: Gut Nutrition is Key for Running, Think Ahead and Start From Day One

By Becca Blumberg If you are new to running, or new to the marathon distance, you might wonder why a dietitian would be a part of your training team. Why talk about nutrition for running at all? The truth is, whether you are running 5k or 50k, nutrition can make or break your race day experience. It impacts every aspect of your ... More

Why Carboloading is a Mistake (and What to Do Instead)

By Ben Connelly When I was in high school, my teammates and I used to routinely gather the night before a 5k to eat enormous quantities of food – usually pasta, pizza, bread, cookies, and brownies. At the time, we actually thought this would improve our times. Luckily, we were at an age where our digestion and metabolism could keep up, ... More