Fueling for Performance

What’s Included? Why is Fueling Important? Fueling adequately is important for runners and can help meet performance goals and help with recovery. In addition, fueling properly can help improve stamina and endurance, decrease fatigue during your runs, and can quicken the recovery process after your hard work. If you feel like you’ve plateaued, aren’t hitting […]

Holiday Eating

What’s Included? The holidays are stressful, but eating shouldn’t be! Keep in mind these 4 tips to help you feel less stressed around food, so you can enjoy more of your holiday season free of guilt! 1. Eat Breakfast! Particularly on the holiday’s themselves where food is often a center point of the day, make […]

How the Body Uses Fuel

What’s Included? Carbs As Fuel The carbs you consume are first broken down by the body & either used immediately or stored for energy later in the form of glycogen (basically sugar). Carbs are your body’s preferred form of fuel because they are the EASIEST for your body to create, store, and use again when […]

Pre-Race Meals

What’s Included? Nutrition and fuel can play such a HUGE role in our race day performance – and that pre-race dinner should look very different depending upon which distance you’ll be racing. This is because each race requires a different amount of energy & thus a different amount of stored carbs to supply the fuel […]

Protein 101

What’s Included? Which is Better: Whole Foods or Protein Powders? First, let us look at the difference between protein powders and whole food sources. Both can meet the body’s daily protein requirements; however, they do not offer equal nutritional value. Whole foods = bigger nutritional value! High quality protein sources or complete proteins contain all […]

Protein Bars 101

What’s Included? How Much Protein Do You Need? ON AVERAGE On average, we each need about 10-35% of our daily calories to come from protein. The RDA (recommended daily allowance) is 0.8 grams of protein per KG of body weight (1 KG = approximately 2.2 lb) – and this is a bare minimum. That means, […]

Race Day Nutrition

What’s Included? You’ve spent weeks preparing for your race, and now you don’t want to let your pre-race nutrition mess it up… But HOW do you make sure you’re ready on race day when it comes to fuel and nutrition? Nailing your pre-race nutrition can help you feel strong throughout your race and prevent any […]

Training Podcasts

What’s Included? Easy Running Marathons Recovery Marathon Mindset Fuel Amy HaasRun with Aim, LLCUESCA Certified Running CoachNASM Certified Personal TrainerNASM Certified Nutrition Coach

Habits to Improve Running

What’s Included? What is a Habit? A habit is a behavior that we do routinely & oftentimes without too much thought. Habits are an important part of our lives because they allow us to improve our health, our routines, and our lives. What you do each day ultimately determines how you feel and who you […]

Carb Loading

What’s Included? As runners and endurance athletes, carbohydrates are our best friend. Carbohydrates are our bodies preferred fuel source and are easy to use. This article will explain what carbohydrate (carb) loading is, when to carb load, and how to properly carb load. What is Carb Loading? When we eat carbohydrates, what we don’t use […]