Carbohydrates – The Simple and Complex Sides

Complex topics are difficult to write about and carbohydrates are very complex – even when they are simple. Athletic people are frequently told how important carbs are to fuel the body. Carbo loading before a big race will help fuel the body in the long, hard race – right? I am not a doctor norContinue reading “Carbohydrates – The Simple and Complex Sides”

Starting With Fat

Nutrition – I have wanted to write on this topic for quite some time. I have touched on it before, but getting into the details can be overwhelming. There is so much I want to go into – I am sure it will take a few posts. As I write this I do not haveContinue reading “Starting With Fat”

Raise Your Glass – Or Sports Bottle

Proper hydration is essential in endurance sports. There also is no linear formula for the “right” amount. Each person is different and trial and error tends to be the best way to determine the “right” amount. What to drink is also a question – water only? Combination of water and sports drink? Only sports drink?Continue reading “Raise Your Glass – Or Sports Bottle”

Set Backs and Things To Come

Last I wrote I was under the weather with a terrible bout of allergies. Well, I am on the mend, but far from recovered. By last Wednesday I was back in the pool swimming, I ran on Thursday, and went to a spin class on Friday. After spin I swam, but was cut very shortContinue reading “Set Backs and Things To Come”

Motivation and Purpose

Finding motivation is not always easy. After the tragedy at the Boston Marathon yesterday, it is hard to say be positive, but it is not difficult to find motivation. I haven’t written in a while mostly because I have struggled quite a bit with sharing what I am going through each day. I will touchContinue reading “Motivation and Purpose”

No Fooling

Yesterday morning I got my eight mile long run in before Easter festivities. I ran a bit faster than I usually do for my easy long runs, but I made sure I felt like it was a “working easy” pace. My course was the familiar hills in my neighborhood. After the run, I felt veryContinue reading “No Fooling”