A Funny Thing Happened to Me on the Way to a 10K

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Several years ago I had some friends that decided they were going to run in the Charleston, SC Cooper River Bridge 10K Run.  Since we live an hour away from Charleston, they were going to stay at our house the night before the race, and we would go to the race in the morning. I knew about the race in advance, and I had prepared for it to some degree.  But, me being the procrastinator […] Read more »

Product Review: Supplement Checklist to Give Fatigued Runners an Energy Boost

Recently, we provided some supplement recommendations that will help runners recover after a workout, and crush fatigue.  If you are in need of an energy boost yourself, then these supplements may be of use. In this post, I have added links to each supplement for your use. You may want to go check out these products so you can recover properly from your running workout. Check out These Simple Supplements for Runners to Boost Energy […] Read more »

Power Runner’s Recipe: Banana Cream

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Bananas are a great food to provide nutrients and give you those carbs you need as a runner both before the workout and during recovery.  But, this fruit can also help to satisfy you when you are poking around the house for something sweet. Last night my wife made something she calls banana cream, which is made from frozen bananas that are blended until smooth.  She puts some chopped dates on the top of it […] Read more »

Running for Weight Loss: Five Foods To Eat that Help You Burn Fat

The word of the day for those who are running for weight loss and want to burn the fat is … metabolism.  Why?  Well if you can burn calories faster than you take them in, then you will eventually lose weight. The idea that some people have is that if you just burn more calories than you eat then you will eventually lose weight.  In part they are right, but the math is not quite […] Read more »

Supplements to Recover from Running Workouts

For those starting a running program, or for anyone who is getting a good strong workout, you may sometimes feel fatigued after the workout, and for a large part of the day.  If this is true, there are some things that you can do to recover better after a workout, and decrease the fatigue.     In addition to getting good sleep, and having a good fueling diet and nutrition plan, sometimes you still need to have […] Read more »

Childhood Running Memories

Today I wanted to take some time and just share a story of me running as a child.  This is really just a personal blog post, but hopefully you can gain some motivation or inspiration from my story. For me, running is something that is a part of life, in large part because I  started running at an early age. This was largely due to my father being an avid runner himself, and because he […] Read more »

Training Tired? Check Your Diet – Five Signs You’re Not Adequately Fueling Your Running

I want to thank my friend Jackie over at Running Fuel for providing some great tips about dealing with fatigue due to running.  Here are five things to look at if you are feeling tired or overly fatigued after running. Training Tired? Check Your Diet Five signs you’re not adequately fueling your running By Jackie Dikos, R.D. As featured in the Web Only issue of Running Times Magazine When you hit a patch of substandard […] Read more »