We’ve become so concerned with how much we move that we’ve forgotten to ask ourselves how well we move. In “chasing the burn” and falling for exercise fads, we’ve forgotten that there is pleasure in moving well.
It’s not easy to leave things on the cutting room floor. But unless we have the courage to focus on what we want, we aren’t likely to succeed.
Running long distances as fast as you can requires commitment. In the build-up to my sub-three-hour marathon in 2014, I learned that a fast marathon meant putting in miles. Lots and lots of them! That year, I put in many 130 kilometer weeks. Over the course of the year, I ran over 5,000 … Continue reading Save Time and Get Fit! The Beginner’s Guide to Run Commuting
“Inflammation is the enemy of the athlete!” Anyone who has trained with focus and intensity for an athletic event knows that the faster you can recover from your training session, the sooner you can train hard again. Being able to train more intensely and consistently is the secret to better performance.
We aren’t talking protein shakes here. These nutrition rules might surprise you!
It’s a sad statistic that seventy percent of vegans go back to eating animal products of some kind. Health concerns are among the highest cited reason for this lapse. On the other side of the coin, there are athletes achieving peak health and optimal performance on a vegan diet. Serena William’s recent plant-based Wimbledon victory … Continue reading Three Vegan Nutrition Fixes to Kick Ass Like Nate Diaz
I never cease to be amazed at the power of whole plant foods. Here is my discussion from January 18th with the LIVE 88.5 Startup crew. We talk about three amazing foods to dramatically improve your exercise and sports performance, drug free! Here is a blog I shared on the same topic earlier this month. … Continue reading LIVE 88.5 Startup, January 18th: Three Incredible Foods to Boost Athletic Performance!
Every day, more professional and recreational level athletes are turning to plant-based nutrition to gain an athletic advantage. Plant based diets can reduce inflammation, improve energy, enhance athletic recovery and build a stronger immune system. All of these are important in achieving your best physical potential. Below are my top three plant based foods for … Continue reading These Three Plant Foods For Athletes Are So Powerful, They Should Be Banned!
Completing the 2,180-mile trek at the top of Mount Katahdin.It’s been just four days since Scott Jurek completed, what he calls, his “masterpiece”. Leonardo had the Mona Lisa, Beethoven had the 9th symphony, so what would the most dominant ultramarathoner of his time consider his crowning achievement? Running a long, long way! On Sunday, Jurek … Continue reading Why Scott Jurek’s Appalachian Trail Record is a Win for Veganism
I read an article recently that analyzed the diet of a group of elite Kenyan distance runners. It didn’t surprise me that the diet is largely plant based. In fact, animal sources only comprise a mere five percent of their daily caloric intake. As such, the diet is very high in healthy carbohydrates for energy … Continue reading Simple Staples: Learning from Elite Kenyan Runners