Endurance Fueling for Ultra runners

This has been the hardest quest I have encountered on my long runs.  Trying every possible drink, fluids, salts, and foods everyone has recognized.  What I have realized is it is different for everyone out there.  I know how many carbs I’m burning per hour with the weather regulating but…

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Triple Play

I have a three day weekend!!!! Yeah!!!  Going for a two hour run tomorrow, three on Saturday, three on Sunday!  Looking forward to the  endurance challenge!  Many hills and vitamin D!  Just getting back to connecting with nature is so important to me.  It seems to bring life back to…

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Surrender

I had learned to surf at a surfing camp in Costa Rica four years ago.  I remember being pushed out on a wave that was way past my ability to ride.  I got up on it anyway, made the mistake of doubting my ride and looked up.  Suddenly, I was…

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Acceptance

I have just started working out with a, “heart rate monitor variability device.”  This gives me information on how rested my body is everyday.  It helps me realize how I will train on that day whether it is   high intensity or a lighter measurement.  I have 9 weeks running…

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Strength

I read all sorts of articles on training for endurance, speed, strength, and recovery.   It is said that with each year you age you loose one pound of muscle mass just from having another birthday.   Running is a natural sport although challenging in many ways.  The articles don’t…

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Mirrors

When I started exercising as a young child, I was instructed to look at myself in the mirror and critique my form.  You get to learn how to properly position yourself and prevent injury by using proper form.  In one research, I have read that you get an 8% greater…

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