Here are my favorite articles that I read this week:
Fuel Up: What the Elites Eat
I’m always curious to hear what the fastest of the fastest use to fuel their runs.
Creating an Optimal Long-Term Training Plan
What this article says is true for me–I generally think of my 16-20 week training blocks for a peak race and don’t think as much about longer term plans. Maybe I’ll train for a 5K after my my marathon.
10 Signs That You Need a Rest Day
I can be pretty bad about listening to my body and deciding when I need to adjust my training plan to get more rest. This article offers some helpful symptoms to keep an eye out for.
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Recover the Right Way
Tips on increasing your recovery from Runner’s World Trail Running.
Are You Overemphasizing the Marathon Long Run?
This article suggests that slower marathoners (those who run 9-12 minute miles in training, like me) focus on a slightly shorter long run in combination with a short, moderately paced run to simulate fatigue you’ll experience at the end of the race.
Know Your Tempo
A nice overview of how to perform your tempo runs when training for races of various distances.
Recipes I plan to try:
Polenta with tomatoes, mozzarella, and balsamic vinegar
Pumpkin mousse (made with greek yogurt and pumkin–healthy!)
5 ingredient peanut butter granola bars
Quinoa black bean burrito bowl