Monthly Archives: July 2014

Add One Nonrunning Cardio Session. #NYCMarathon #14weekstogo (Recipe: Chocolate Swirl Muffins)

Why?  For variety for your mind and body. If all you do is run, the muscles that aren’t targeted by running will not get any stronger.  Weakness in those muscles can result in inefficiencies in your running form that can … Continue reading

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Runners Get Weight Loss Wrong (Recipe: Kyle’s Famous Ribs)

I read an article that focuses on the nutritional demands of runners and how runners can lose and/or maintain weight safely.  Most research shifts away from the arcane view of the “eat-less-get-lighter-run-faster” model that has been preached for decades. Dr. Dan Benardot, … Continue reading

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RTI Research on Nutrition Education Programs (Recipe: Chicken Monte Cristo Burger)

An article was written up in Science Daily on research that RTI is doing–more specifically, research that coworkers in my department are doing! Basically, our research found that a nutrition education program (New York’s Eat Well Play Hard in Child Care Settings) … Continue reading

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Your Core (Recipe: 12-Minute Chicken and Broccoli)

What is the importance of your core? Core should mean something very different to a runner.  It’s not just your abs or your six-pack (or lack thereof in my case). It includes all of the muscles of the lower trunk … Continue reading

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15,000 Fitbit Steps by 9am (Recipe: Parmesan-Roasted Potatoes)

That’s what happens when you are training for a marathon.  I had a 9-miler today, and soon after I finished my run I hit 15,000 steps on the Fitbit.  Nothing like hitting your step goal so early in the morning! … Continue reading

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Mileage of 2014 World Cup Players (Recipe: Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies)

You think us marathoners run a lot, eh? Some of the top players in the 2014 FIFA World Cup covered more than 50 miles during the tournament.  That’s crazy! The long distances covered throughout the course of a game combined … Continue reading

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Ice Baths and INSANITY Check-In (Recipe: Honey Corn Muffins)

I have never taken an ice bath.  It’s true.  I’m sure I should have on many occasions, but I don’t like cold water.  Not in the slightest. The goal of an ice bath is to reduce inflammation following a workout. … Continue reading

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