Should Runners Take Creatine?

Should Runners Take Creatine

You’ve heard some of your runner friends talking about their creatine supplements and you’re wondering if it could benefit you too. Should runners take creatine? What are the benefits, and are there any risks?What Is Creatine?Creatine is a supplement that is popular with athletes because of its supposed ability to enhance their performance. Creatine is a natural … Read more

What Should Runners Drink – A Guide To Athletic Hydration

If you’re a runner, then you know that hydration is a key part of your nutrition plan. So what should runners drink? What you drink really depends on what you are doing and when you will be it. For example, if you are planning on going for a 10 mile training run, guzzling a gallon of water … Read more

What Is The Best Way To Improve VO2max?

Your VO2max is the measure of how much oxygen your body is able to deliver to your muscles.  Without oxygen, your muscles are not going to work.  It stands to reason that the higher your VO2max, the more oxygen your muscles will have, the better they will perform.  With me?  If you can only increase … Read more

Why Do Most Of The World Class Runners Come From Africa?

If you have participated in, or even watched, a long distance race, you have no doubt seen the pack of Kenyan born runners that have broken away and are rushing toward the finish line.  While some people attribute some racial stereotype to this phenomenon, the fact is that there are very good reasons as to … Read more

How to Properly Warm-up for a Race

I recently decided that I was going to enter a few “shorter” races just for fun.  Over the last several years I have been more focused on marathon running with the occasional half-marathon thrown in.  Next week I am doing the Sage Rat Run 12K in Grandview, WA followed by the Memorial Freedom 5K in … Read more

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