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    Caffeine and running: what you need to know

    Sometimes, all we need to get through the day’s work is coffee. Can caffeine also help an ultrarunner stay the course when fatigue kicks in?  Caffeine and performance For the vast majority of people, caffeine has a stimulating effect. This temporary energy boost that we may feel correlates with improved alertness and concentration.  The effects […] Plus

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    Race Week: Nutrition Tips

    Here are three nutrition tips for race week to start your next race, heavy workout, or FKT in the best shape possible! 1. Top up your reserves Performing an endurance test, like a trail race or an ultra, requires muscles full of energy. An effective and well-recognized strategy for maximizing muscle reserves is carbohydrate overload, […] Plus

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    Eat to Perform: Getting Back to Basics

    The off season, and let’s face it, isolation is the perfect time to analyze last season and prepare as best as possible for the next. This goes for nutrition. However, given this shift, we may tend to attach greater focus to our meals immediately before training or a race and what to eat during these […] Plus

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    The Myth of the Alkaline Diet: Not For Runners

    Muscles that take in more nutrients enriched by acids should be exhausted quicker than muscles that take in more basic, or alkaline nutrients. Theoretically. This is the idea behind the alkaline diet, an increasingly popular fad among athletes in particular. According to the devotees of the alkaline diet, there are foods that acidify the blood […] Plus

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    Are You Eating Enough Carbs?

    Carbohydrates are a significant source of energy for all sports. Carbohydrate consumption is necessary before, during and after a workout or race. In endurance sports, the larger and sustained volume of training significantly increases the need for carbohydrates. The logical question that arises from these facts is: have you been eating enough carbs? How Much […] Plus

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    Coping with the heat wave: adapting what to eat and drink

    When a heat wave hits it can be more appealing to put on a swimsuit than running shoes. Training in the heat and humidity is a challenge, as the body’s temperature regulation mechanisms are put to the test. Here are some tips to help make this experience more tolerable. Starting a workout well hydrated  Drinking […] Plus

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    The Ketogenic Diet for Runners: The Lack of Evidence

    Even the leanest of us has fat stored to use as an almost inexhaustible source of energy. Strategies that theoretically maximize its use, such as the ketogenic diet, might allow one to perform better during prolonged periods of exercise. The interest in the ketogenic diet in endurance and ultra-endurance sports is based on this premise. […] Plus

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    How to prevent nausea from ruining your run

    When he first appeared at the Hardrock 100 in 2014, professional ultrarunner Timothy Olsen had an extremely difficult race following severe nausea and gastrointestinal problems. When he made his second appearance at the race in 2016, he was again plagued down by nausea, although he managed to finish in 10th place. Not bad, all things […] Plus

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    Inflammation: prevention with food, not medication

    A recent study reported that more than half of all runners will take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen or naproxen as a preventive measure before a race. The extent of this practice, reported by Doc Benoit in his column, may seem surprising, as does the fact that the associated benefits are only marginal […] Plus

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    Is intermittent fasting useful for endurance athletes?

    Intermittent fasting is sometimes incorrectly associated with many health benefits. This diet is gaining in popularity, as many people tout its many benefits such as weight loss, lower blood pressure and improved risk factors for metabolic syndrome. The question remains: Can intermittent fasting actually help endurance athletes? Types of Intermittent Fasting Intermittent fasting refers to […] Plus

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    Be Careful Not To Drink TOO Much During A Race

    As an athlete I have received a lot of advice on this subject: « Drink before you are thirsty, » « Thirst is a sign of dehydration. » « Weight loss during exercise, however small, is a sign of dehydration and may result in reduced physical performance. It is important to drink so that you do not lose more than […] Plus

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    Myths and Facts About Protein: Too Much, Too Little, Not Enough?

    Many runners wonder if they are getting enough protein to support their training load. It’s true that protein is essential to promote optimal recovery and maintain the integrity of your muscles. That said, your diet probably provides you with everything you need if it is balanced and if you eat enough to satisfy your appetite. […] Plus

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    Becoming a Fat Adapted Athlete for Ultrarunning

    Your body’s fat stores, also known as adipose tissue, are an almost endless source of energy compared to glycogen, or carbohydrate stores. This is the case even for a very lean runner. This energy reserve is an asset during a run of several hours… provided that you are able to use it properly during the […] Plus

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    Running on a vegan diet: here’s what you should know

    We can attest that Scott Jurek was an elite ultramarathon runner and vegan, but could we suggest that he was the best in part because he is vegan? Good question! I did not discuss veganism with Scott, but rather with Éloïse Rochefort, marathon runner and collaborator at Distances+. A few years ago, she became vegan. […] Plus