Think of food as the gasoline to your car, you can’t go far on an empty tank. Athletes spend countless hours per week training for endurance events, leaving everything they have on the pavement. However, many of these athletes skimp on properly fueling their bodies, leaving them at a…

Preparing for Fall & Winter Running

Wednesday, 02 December 2015 12:00 AM Written by
           As summer winds down and the daylight hours slowly grow a bit shorter, the first signs of fall are starting to appear. While I love fall, I thoroughly miss those warm summer runs and know that in a few short months I’ll be treading through ice and snow while…
  Penne with Turkey Meatballs PG tested Planning a pasta party before or after the Great Race? This easy one-pot dish is high in carbs and protein, which is good for recovery. The original recipe calls for adding crumbled feta to the turkey meatballs to keep them moist, but I…

The Starting Line - Week 6 of Your Greatest Race

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 01:44 AM Written by
Over the past ten years, the Montour Trail has always been the home of the weekend long run during the fall training season. As a competitive runner in college, I would dread the pre-dawn dose of an over-zealous alarm clock and the double-digit mileage assignment that was sure to follow.…
  I have always been fascinated by the Spanish custom of running with the bulls. This proud tradition has flourished throughout Spain and its neighboring countries since the 14th century, with the eight-day Sanfermines festival in Pamplona as the poster-child. With first-person participation near the top of more than a…

Great race, great taste: Cowboy Green Chile Stew

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 09:49 AM Written by
COWBOY GREEN CHILE STEW PG tested Is anything more restorative after a tough workout than a bubbling pot of stew? This simple recipe from Texas Monthly pairs green chiles with boneless chuck, potatoes and other familiar veggies. We made it pretty spicy with jalapenos, but a dollop of sour cream…

Great race, great taste: Spaghetti alla Norma

Tuesday, 08 September 2015 11:46 AM Written by
  My roots are in Germany so I don’t have the benefit of an Italian grandma. But I do have a neighbor from Abruzzi who’s a fantastic cook, especially when it comes to pasta. A recent visit to Josephine’s kitchen yielded a bag of homegrown heirloom tomatoes, a football-sized eggplant,…

Still Going? - Overtraining (how much is too much?)

Tuesday, 08 September 2015 08:17 AM Written by
Writer Malcolm Gladwell offers up a theory that most of us are familiar with. The “10,000 Hour Rule” asserts that 10,000 hours of “deliberate practice” in a specific field will assure any individual an unrivaled level of excellence in that particular area of expertise. Gladwell maintains that this was the…
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