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Whole30 Taco Tuesday Without Processed Carbs? Sweet Potato!

Whole30 Taco Tuesday Without Processed Carbs? Sweet Potato!

In this recipe, sweet potato takes the place of dairy and tortilla in Taco Tuesday. I microwave the s.p. in plastic wrap for 5 minutes until soft, peel, and mash one on the bottom of my bowl. 

How often should I take energy gels or hydration?

We’ve written a couple posts explaining the differences between energy liquids and tablets and gels, chews, and bars. Now that you’ve decided what you want to take, how do you know when to take it?

A good rule of thumb is that you don’t need to take anything unless you’ll be running for more than an hour. If you’re going out for a long run or race, then you should take your gel/chews around 45-60 minutes in. Everyone is different, so it could take anywhere from 5-15 minutes for you to start feeling the effects (you...


What are electrolytes?

We all know it’s important to stay hydrated, but you’ve also probably heard about these things called “electrolytes” that you are supposed to add to your water or take at aid stations. If you’re a new runner, you may be wondering what exactly electrolytes are. If you’ve been running for awhile, you may also be wondering but are hesitant to ask any of your running buddies.

I have been running for 20 years, and have always heard that re-fueling electrolytes can help when you start cramping. I’ve never really tested the theory because I—thankfully—don’t cramp that...


Is cycling a good alternative to running?

As much as we all love running, sometimes it’s nice to do something different, and sometimes we are injured and can’t run. While there are tons of activities that runners can do for cross-training, one of the most popular is cycling. But does it really help your running? Is it a good alternative if you’re injured? The answer to both of those questions is yes, and here are three reasons why.

What is the best stretch for runners?

While there’s much debate about whether you should stretch before or after you run—or whether you even need to stretch at all—there are a few stretches that help with the typical problem areas that runners have. Many runners end up with super tight muscles that restrict their movement and cause injury, so the goal of stretching is to increase muscle elasticity and improve your range of motion.

The main areas of concern for most runners include one, some, or all of these:

  • Hamstrings
  • Quadriceps
  • Calves
  • Iliotibial band (IT band)
  • Groin
  • Glutes

Runner’s...