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. ...
Does consuming calories during a marathon improve performance? Physiology’s answer is no.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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?
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...
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.
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.