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Alternatives to Gels and Sports Drinks During Marathons 31 Aug 2012 | 03:55 am

I used to do fine with gels and sports drinks during marathons, but recently they have begun to disagree with me. Are there any alternatives I can carry during a marathon so I don't throw up? – Nancy ...

What Foods Help Speed Up Recovery? 8 Aug 2012 | 01:45 am

Are some foods better than others in aiding recovery after a rough run? - Amber Amber, As far as I am concerned, the WHEN and HOW MUCH are as important as the WHAT. WHEN: For the best recovery, refuel...

Retool Your Fuel And Keep Cool 3 Jul 2012 | 07:11 am

When it gets hot outside, it’s harder to muster up the desire to cook. For runners, keeping fueled and hydrated in the summer is important. So what’s a runner to do? Here are some new takes on ways to...

Eating For Morning Races 15 May 2012 | 05:59 am

I read an article about fueling tips for evening races, but what about fueling for morning races? I'm training for both a half and full marathon. -Deb Hi Deb, This is an excellent question. To perform...

Carbo Loading Without Exploding 10 May 2012 | 11:26 am

'Tis the season for racing—5Ks, 10Ks, half marathons and marathons—so what do you eat to compete? Plenty has been written on the technique of carbo loading, but this is no one-size-fits-all science. I...

Prerace and Midrace Fueling 10 Mar 2012 | 02:48 pm

As the sports dietitian for the Pittsburgh Marathon, I am asked a lot of questions about fueling for training and racing. Because we all like our info short and sweet—so we can get out there to move o...

Comfort Food Gets A Healthy Makeover 13 Jan 2012 | 11:48 am

Oh baby, it’s cold outside. When the weather outside is less than forgiving—like it is where I live in Pittsburgh—comfort foods sound great. But some of these foods pack a pretty hefty calorie punch, ...

How to Nutritionally Navigate the Holidays 16 Dec 2011 | 11:40 am

A whole lot of calories present themselves in the month of December—like fruitcakes, cookies and Hanukkah gelt. And let's face it; you’re probably not going to run 20 miles every day between now and t...

Cookbooks For Runners 16 Nov 2011 | 07:46 am

If you love to run and love to cook, this post is for you. A fan wrote in looking for a cookbook for runners. Well what is already out there? Eating Well magazine and website: The magazine is great, b...

Breakfast: Why You Should Eat It and Tips to Enjoy It 7 Sep 2011 | 09:38 am

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, yet only 1/3 of us actually make the time to eat it. While working with athletes on a daily basis, I hear all kinds of excuses: I'm too tired to chew …...

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