It took me a pretty long time to truly understand just how important nutrition is when it comes to maintaining a balanced, healthy and strong running routine, and especially when you’re intensely training for a long-distance race like a half marathon.
Recently I shared my 2016 half marathon training plan (and my NYC Half Marathon Race Recap — the race that I was using the plan to prepare for) which I was extremely pleased with, given it did end up helping me reach my goal!
In sharing my training plan, I mentioned that I was also taking my nutrition/eating habits pretty seriously and promised to share my half marathon training nutrition strategy, which I feel had a very positive impact on my training and overall running performance. … Read More
Holy cow guys! This race was so incredible for SO MANY reasons. Where do I even start? OK, how about the beginning? That’s usually a good place, right? … Read More
If you’re like me, then you want to know how to run faster.
You want to become a stronger, more efficient, and all around better runner, right? I mean, who doesn’t?! I know I want to.
Of course, there are lots of things a runner needs to do in order to improve performance. From nutrition and sleep habits to a strategic training plan and a healthy recovery routine, each piece of the puzzle comes together to create a full picture of increased performance. … Read More
A new season means new tunes for my running playlist, and I’m bursting with excitement to share some of my favorite new jams with you all!
As I mentioned back in January, one of my goals for 2016 was to explore more new music, specifically so that I could continually update my running playlists instead of listening to the same batch of songs over and over and over again.
Running with new music is such a simple way to keep your running routine fresh and exciting, so I hope that by continuing to share my favorite workout songs here, I can help you all find new music that you love to run to as well … Read More
Oatmeal for breakfast after a run is great.
But … protein oats for breakfast after a run is without a doubt even better.
What is protein oats? It’s simply a bowl of oatmeal, but mixed with protein powder!
Why is this better than plain old oatmeal? Because after a run it’s not only imperative that you replenish your carbohydrate stores (that’s where the oats come in), but also that you supply your muscles with the protein they need to rebuild and repair themselves … Read More