Does Running Tone Your Legs? 7 Workouts to tone your legs

“Does running tone your legs?” is one of those questions always asked among runners. Running is taxing and intense, so people who are running for weight loss or looking to trim their bodies want to know if this is the right workout for them.  Many runners get started for many reasons – what often begins … Read more

Does Running Give You Abs? How To Build Abs Through Running

Does running give you abs? While most runners don’t run solely to get abs or tone their body, it can be a nice side benefit of the sport.  While running is primarily a cardio exercise, it does strengthen and tone many muscles in your body, including your abs. Since running takes many forms – sprinting, … Read more

Should You Drink Beer After Running? Here’s The Optimal Amount

Runners love a good finish-line beer – but did you know that post-run beer can actually have some tangible benefits to your overall health? While mixing alcohol with exercise – such as when performing a beer run – can be questionable…what about drinking beer after running? As you head to the pub for your post-run … Read more

Carb Loading for Runners: How to Carb Load + Common Mistakes

When it comes to carb loading, the pre-race pasta dinner and the marathon go hand-in-hand. It’s a long-running joke (pun intended) that if you’re gearing up for a marathon, you’re going to be eating lots of pasta the night before. But there’s more that goes into carbo-loading for a marathon or half marathon than just … Read more

Adventures in Distance Running and Keto: How To Run Far on an LCHF Diet

In this post, I’m going to share my experience and advice in adopting the keto diet for 10-14 day cycles as a distance runner.   We’ll explore the background of ketosis, explain the potential benefits, and address the nay-sayers.  Interested in keto and running? Let’s jump in! The principle behind the ‘keto’ diet is that … Read more

11 Great Carbohydrate Sources for Runners

The best carbohydrate sources for runners include a healthy mixture of grains, vegetables, and fruits. I’ll outline the best ones. This comprehensive list can be mixed and matched for a plethora of healthy recipes. So many people spend their lives avoiding carbohydrates. For those watching their weight, carbs are seen as ‘the bad guys.’  But … Read more

10 Rules of Nutrition for Runners

We’ve devised our top rules of nutrition for runners, to help guide you through how best to fuel your running! As runners, our nutrition can really influence a whole bunch of factors – our performance, our recovery, our mood, our energy levels – it’s a core part of your non-running lifestyle. Knowing what to eat, … Read more

What To Eat Before a Half Marathon + FREE 4-week meal plan

Knowing how to fuel, or what to eat before a half marathon is an essential part of your race day performance. Your body can store energy in the form of glycogen in your muscles and liver, so ensuring you’ve got these reserves topped up means you’re more likely to do well in your half marathon! … Read more

My Vegan Marathon: How I Trained for NYC Marathon on a Vegan Diet

In this guest post, Peter Manley details his vegan marathon experience, as he began both his marathon training and his vegan diet just 12 weeks before his marathon experience! Here’s his story: * * *  The title of this article may sound triumphant, warm, and fuzzy, but I want to start off by saying that my transition … Read more