In 32 years (2050), we will be dealing with major food issues. By then, the global population will have grown from today’s 7.6 billion people to 10 billion people (not due to lots of new babies, due mainly to longer lifespans related to better health care and nutrition...

November 14, 2018

A well documented aspect of sports training is "weather-denial" in which athletes will wear their shorts right up until the third snow of the season simply from the habit established during the summer.  For some athletes the symptoms are as light as not wearing gloves...

October 4, 2018

“That was a bad 3 miler”, said no one.  Ever. – Anonymous

Admit it.  If you’ve ever dragged yourself through a 3 miler you didn’t finish with a feeling that it wasn’t worth it.  You may have thought it was hard.  But you’re also feeling like it was an accomplishment....

Sugar is a total waste of calories. I don't touch the stuff.
I have such a sweet-tooth. My day is grim without some sugar in it.
Before a race, I boost my energy with a spoonful of honey.
     If you are like many runners, you are confused about the role of sugar in...

October 4, 2018

Recently I spent a good of amount of time going through the newsletters I’d written for the Joints in Motion teams I’d trained for the Dublin and Boston Marathons as well as the Falmouth Road Race from 2004 to 2009.  Joints in Motion was the Arthritis Foundation’s fund...

September 13, 2018

There has been talk amongst the team about next season, our goals and aspirations, some of us are eyeing Lake Placid Half Ironman as our next big challenge, some might be thinking what the what!? In case you are not familiar with triathlon distance, a half Ironman (als...

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Copyright: Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD August 2018

Sports Nutrition Questions 


Runners have many questions about how to fuel for top performance. The Internet abounds with answers—but how do you what's valid? Here are some trust-worthy answers, bas...

Staying on top of the latest sports nutrition information is a challenge. That's why I attend the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). ACSM is a professional organization for sports medicine doctors and health-care providers, sport dietitia...

Alcohol has a strong link with sport, be it with sponsorship, beer consumption after a hard workout, or teams enmeshed in a culture of heavy drinking. To address what is known—and not known—about the impact of alcohol on athletic performance, members of Professionals I...

June 6, 2018

Have you heard the quote "a goal without a plan is just a wish"? After all your hard work training for an event, why would you want to just wish that it will go well?! That's why, any time you're taking on a race, it's good to develop the habit of creating a Race Plan....

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