8 results for tag: Nutrition

The Good Eggs Team’s Favorite Summer Produce for Post-Run Snacking

There’s a good reason to ramp up your outdoor runs during the summer — the mild weather, the longer daylight hours and yes, the amount of fresh produce at peak season. We could fight over Slack channels and emails about why that Masumoto peach is really the star of the season, or why heirloom tomatoes are clearly superior. ... More

Train Well 3: Eating During a Marathon Myth, by Dr. Jeff (Advice from the Medical Tent)

Does consuming calories during a marathon improve performance? Physiology’s answer is no. Facts: 2,000 calories of carbohydrate (glucose in glycogen) are stored in the body (1,600 calories in muscle, and 400 calories in liver). 110,000 calories of fat (3 fatty acids in triglycerides, released by Lipase) are stored in ... More

Recovery Nutrition Tips for Runners

Having the right recovery nutrition helps you refuel and ensures that you have energy stores available to use a day or even four days later. We review the basics of recovery nutrition and how to use UCAN products for recovery, featuring insights from world-class running coach Greg McMillan. The Glycogen Window Proteins and ... More

Train Well 2: Carb Loading Myth Pt. II, by Dr. Jeff (Advice from the Medical Tent)

After citing the benefits of skipping a large meal the night before a marathon (see The Myth of Carb Loading), a reader asked, “Are you saying that carb loading is bad or is it just bad the night before the race?” Although it is not “bad,” carb loading is difficult with minimal benefit. Classic carb loading: After ... More

Train Well 1: The Myth of Carb Loading, by Dr. Jeff (Advice from the Medical Tent)

We've all heard the advice to carb load before a big sporting activity, such as running a marathon. It's been said that carb loading, by eating pasta, rice, potatoes, or other high-carb foods before a race, will provide you a good source of energy to help you avoid the dreaded wall. But is that really the case? Former ... More

5 Tips for Avoiding the Bonk

Now that we've hit the 12-week countdown until The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon, it's time to line yourself up for success against the dreaded wall. For anyone who’s ever bonked during a workout, the feelings of dizziness, heavy legs and brain fog are all things you want to avoid at all costs! “Bonking” or “hit... More

FUELING: The Secret to Conquering the Wall & Enjoying a Marathon

If we do not put gas in our car, it does not move. And that is what happens when we run out of stored glycogen: we hit the wall, and moving becomes an enormous mental battle and physical challenge, just like pushing our car would be. More

Running on Greens: Plant-Based Nutrition from a Vegetarian Runner

I eat more in tune with what my body is telling me, and less on looking at the scale or counting calories. And I'm supplying my body with the best fuel to stay strong, healthy and injury free. More