Nutrition TIPS AND TRICKS for Endurance Athletes

Let’s face it, with our hectic schedules we are eating out more often. It’s fine to indulge once in a while when dining out, but if you are eating out more than once a week, the “empty” calories can add up quickly. It’s easy to eat a whole day’s worth of calories in just one meal out. The good news is there areplenty of healthy ways to order that allow you to indulge responsibly.

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Save a Friendship, Bring a Towel

Here’s a quick trailrunner life hack: always have a towel with you in the car.  We all know what it’s like when your shoes are caked in mud (signs of a good time) and you step into the car.  The simple solution to this is removing your shoes before you get in. But what if you’ve got a bad case of stinky socks?

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Don’t Let Your Core Temperature Drop: Change Your Base Layers

I was so close to having the race of my life 2 years ago.  I had made my way up to 2nd place female during a 100 mile trail race and had been able to comfortably hold my position all day and night.  My training had paid off and I was able to execute pacing and fueling according to plan. It was a fluke weather race for the history books with a blizzard and tornado (yes, a tornado in Utah) that hit the day before the race.

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Uphill Battle

When anyone compliments my skiing, I want to hug them and cry. Sometimes I just give the hug and pause until the frog in my throat retreats. Nothing frees up — or focuses — every cell in my body like leaning into a nice, fast turn. Nothing pairs free-wheeling giddiness with the immediate necessity of reading and evaluating a backcountry snowpack.

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Stop Looking at the Scale

I have always struggled with the dichotomy of achieving a desired weight on the scale and achieving a specific performance goal with my running.  That’s not to say that hitting a certain “race weight” has its benefits in your performance (optimal VO2max for one). The problem with my past obsession with the scale is that I found myself restricting my calories in order to lose weight during my training season.  There are two problems with this:

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Guidelines to Training When Sick

he ever frustrating scenario: you are on a roll with your training, nailing all your effort sessions and hitting some new levels in your fitness.  You feel good! And then you wake up in the morning and you aren’t feeling so good anymore. In fact, you feel awful. You’re sick. Now what do you do?  Here are some simple guidelines to help you decide whether you should continue training or take some time off:

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