MARATHON-FUELING

How to Fuel if You Are Running a Marathon on Your Period

Getting your period during your marathon can be a performance enhancer. But the days leading up to your period can be a drag. Changing your fueling plan to include more sodium and carbohydrates can help keep Aunt Flo and her impending visit from ruining your race day, says registered sports dietitian Megan Robinson. She shares … Read more

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Should Runners Take Creatine? (Expert Take)

The main benefit of creatine for runners is in enhancing recovery, not performance in long-distance running, says Laura Norris, running coach with a master’s degree in applied exercise science. As Norris explains, “The creatine-phosphate system is not used in middle or long-distance running, as these events rely more on glycolysis and oxidative metabolism.” Read on … Read more

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10 Alcohol Alternatives for Runners

Drinking alcohol can negatively impact your recovery which can negatively impact your training and running performance. Studies, like one performed in 2020 by fitness band WHOOP, revealed alcohol hurts recovery on average by 8 percent. Thankfully, there are alcohol alternatives that can help you drink less and even have health benefits through the power of … Read more

How to start running after having a baby

Postpartum Running Guide

Everything you need to know about how to get back into running after pregnancy. When you can safely start running after baby, how to start, and more. Medically Reviewed By:  Dr. Carrie Pagliano (PT), Dr. Lauren Levko (DPT), and Melanie Connell (PT, CHC). Fact-Checked By: Chelsea Plummer, Health Editor  This post was originally written on … Read more

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