Gels and sports drink are such convenient fuel sources during endurance events. An unpredictable downside over a really long event, such as an ultra race, is that the sweet taste of gels and sports drink can become unappet
Have you ever felt a lack of “pop” during a workout? It’s not a feeling of not being able to finish, or bad. It’s a sense that no matter how hard the body is pushed it just won’t reach the flying feeling that c
Many endurance athletes go through trial and error in training to develop what feels like a solid race-day plan. Having some sort of plan is a great way to enter competition. Proper planning leaves less room for basi
It's easy to tire of plain water after hard summer workouts, but we still want and need to rehydrate. Not all of us want to reach for commercial sports beverages that line the shelves after every workout. I'm thankful to
I can't pass a product like this on the shelf without giving it a shot. The local Georgetown Market had a wonderful display of natural energy gels made with chia seeds. An energy gel made out of chia seeds sounded excitin
Marathon racing has always carried a bit of an unknown element. Stories of marathoners with cramping, massive blisters, gastrointestinal issues, bonking and similar unforeseen circumstances always made me cautious and que
It's almost hard to believe that just 5 years ago we were celebrating an Olympic Trials Marathon '08 finish by watching the Boston Marathon. It was one of my most memorable marathon weekends!
In spirit of the Boston