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Do you set running goals? Which ones? Maybe you decided you want to be able to run for 30 minutes without stopping, or you have your eyes set on finishing your first marathon. Now think about how you felt about those goals when you set them. Did they seem realistic to you – or, as …

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Us runners love our carbs. Pasta parties, carbohydrate loading, and aid stations stocked with fruit, cakes, and coke illustrate the importance of carbohydrates for running performance. But are carbohydrates the preferred fuel for your athletic pursuits, or is fat a better alternative? Should you give up on sugary gels and sports drinks and opt for …

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How committed are you? To live your dream life, have your dream relationship, and the running goals you want to achieve? If you constantly think about running goals you’d like to achieve but find yourself giving up before reaching them; you are unwilling to make the sacrifices required to attain them. You are not willing …

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According to The Sports Injury Bulletin, 70-80 % of runners get injured every year. I used to be one of them. When I started running in 2006, I needed to take a break after six months already. I developed a sharp pain in my knee that made even walking difficult. Because I was about to …

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Imagine for a second you’d have running superpowers. What would they be, and how would you run? Do you dream of having the grace and endurance of Eliud Kipchoge? Or do you wish to have the mental toughness and grit of Courtney Dauwalter? Imagine you were your ideal running self so that you could complete …

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If you like potatoes and seafood, you will love this dish. Root vegetables and seafood combine into a perfect meal of healthy carbs, fats, and protein. Combining herbs de Provence with ground turmeric seems a bit odd at first, but trust me, this combination of flavors is one you don’t want to miss 😉. Coconut …

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These chocolate squares are one of my favorites. With a bit more protein than your typical chocolate bars, they are great for long runs, where it can be tricky to consume adequate protein. I found they taste better a day or two after making. Just after hardening, they might be a bit gooey – like …

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On September 18th, 2021, I toed the line to the 50 km ultramarathon in Bernau. Just 3 weeks after my 3rd place finish at the Schwerin Lake Ultra Trail Marathon, I wanted to use this 50 km race as a faster-paced training run. I registered because it is just 30 minutes from Berlin – where …

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Are you wondering which sports-psychology self-help book you should read next? If swear words don’t put you off, and you’d like to get a broad overview on how to solve the most common psychological roadblocks endurance athletes face, then read “The Brave Athlete. Calm The F* Down And Rise To The Occasion”. The authors are …

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Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Ultimate Direction and didn’t receive a vest for testing purposes. This review is based solely on my opinion and experiences with the Ultimate Direction Women’s Race 5.0 in training and racing. My First Ultimate Direction Running Vest Two weeks before my first race in 2021 – the Schwerin Lake …

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