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When I got interested in ultrarunning, I started to think about how to fuel myself during a run. Before stepping up to ultradistances, I hardly considered eating during my runs a necessity. I also raced half-marathons and marathons on nothing more than water. Foolish, I know. Today, I know better and include a source of …

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If you’re looking for an easy flourless pancake recipe with a success guarantee, look no further. These mascarpone crepes will be your new favorites. All you need is mascarpone, eggs, and your sweetener of choice. Or make them savory and omit the sweetener. I fried them in coconut oil and enjoyed them with applesauce 😋 …

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“Ultramarathons are eating contests with a little bit of food thrown in.” That statement by ultrarunning legend Ann Trason illustrates perfectly the importance of fueling during ultramarathon racing. More often than not, however, this is an area many runners overlook when training for an ultramarathon. The result? Stomach cramps, bloating, nausea, and a resulting inability …

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If you want to develop your potential as a runner and don’t work with a coach, you need to learn how to plan your running year. This is especially true if you are running ultra-marathons, as ultra-running programs are usually longer and, on top of that, differ from training plans for shorter distances and even …

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What would you do if your health was restored by doing the opposite of everything you were taught? That is the question Michelle Hurn asks you in her book “The Dietician’s Dilemma,” and it is a question that far too few of us think about deeply. Due to my experiments and a slight obsession with …

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When I started blogging about running this year, the voice in my head was my biggest enemy. It was constantly nagging, trying to convince me that I was not good enough to be writing about running. This voice told me that I am not a good writer, that I don’t know enough about running, and …

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I am shamelessly in love with Altra shoes. I only discovered them at the end of 2020, but I already don’t want any other shoe ever to go running with me again. Why? Because these shoes are the only ones I have found that don’t trouble my wide and bunioned feet, and they have zero …

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As a female ultra-runner and running coach, I was intrigued when I stumbled upon a study titled “Enablers and barriers in ultra-running: a comparison of male and female ultra-runners.” Ultra-running has seen exponential growth in the last decade. However, considerably more men than women toe the starting lines of ultra-marathon races. Why is this so? …

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“I have no time” may be the recreational runner’s favorite excuse to avoid strength training. Despite studies showing how a strength training routine can reduce running injuries and improve running performance, many runners skip strength training. Chances are, you too are juggling your training, a full-time job, family responsibilities, and community commitments. And chances are, …

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