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Fall Into Good Eating Habits with Healthy Foods!

The warm days of summer are coming to a close and sweaters, football games and changing leaves are just around the corner. Cooler weather is the perfect time to switch gears to seasonal foods. There are so many options that can help make hearty soups and other piping hot dishes that also provide ample nutrients, vitamins and minerals.

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Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah): A Nutritious and Easy Way to Add Staying Power to Your Training Diet

It's one of those words that until you hear pronounced (and maybe even after) sounds a bit like you are speaking a foreign language. Trust me, as an athlete and a dietitian, this word is one you should get to know! Quinoa is a food that has so many benefits that you'll want to include it in your every-day training diet without hesitation. It is an ancient Peruvian seed with a mild nutty flavor that packs a powerful nutrition-filled punch!

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Athlete Resiliency: Bringing Yourself Back to Life after a Sub-Par Race Performance

As athletes, I think we are fairly resilient people. The nature of running almost requires this quality as a pre-requisite to enter the club. On any given training day, there are a number of things to potentially overcome: scheduling conflicts, an upset stomach, nagging injuries, or mechanical failures. If we are able to mentally pick ourselves back up and salvage the positive aspects of these situations, we ultimately become better athletes, and people, in the long run.

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Running in the Heat

It's that time of year where the weather is hazy, hot and humid. Regardless of what the temperature is outside we still have to get in our runs. The treadmill is always an option, but if you're racing during the summer then chances are it'll be warm during one of your races. It could even be in the 80s during your fall marathon. The best way to prepare for a hot race is to train through the heat.

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Focus on The Things You Can Control, Not On The Things You Cannot

Thing about your next race or competition. Think about your goals for this race and what you want to accomplish. What needs to happen for you to consider this race a success?

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Running on Trails

Are your legs sore from the pavement? Are you tired of dodging cars? If so, then it might be time to change things up with some trail running! From basic flat, old railroad tracks to technical, narrow, steep paths, trails offer a great change to your running routine. Your experience and ability with off-road running will determine what type of trail is best for you.

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Marathon Training Schedule - The 5 Cornerstones

Your 26.2 was launched in 2011 by renowned coach Jesses Kropelnicki, founder of the nation's leading triathlon and nutrition services websites, QT2 Systems and The Core Diet. Your 26.2 is a running-specific subsidiary whose mission is to take the guess-work out of marathon training. Our well-established and proven training, racing, fueling, and nutritional protocols have improved marathoners across the world, and the Your 26.2 program will continue to help athletes attain PR times year after year.

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Running Through the Winter Weather...

Running during the winter months can be quite challenging, both mentally and physically, especially for those of us living in New England and other cold climates. If you have chosen an "A race" that falls during the spring, then your build weeks are going to fall in the dead of winter. That means a lot running in the cold, and quite possibly the dark. You must be prepared to brave the elements of ice, snow, and below freezing temps as you head out the door.

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Do I really need to lift weights?

Is weight lifting beneficial to endurance athletes? Does it translate to speed, or simply result in added weight? While there really isn't a simple yes or no answer, a quick response might lead you to believe that they are simply not necessary. The better question to ask, however, is can lifting weights properly help you achieve your PR this summer?

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Injured, or Just Sore?

The answer to this question is probably one of the hardest to answer for any athlete. More often then not, it is very difficult to answer this question without a visible injury, x-ray, or MRI. Now, before we get started, let's make sure that we know the difference. Muscle soreness is caused from overuse and the breakdown of the muscle fibers.

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The warm days of summer are coming to a close and sweaters, football games and changing leaves are just around the corner. Cooler weather is the perfect time to switch gears to seasonal foods. There are so many options that can help make hearty soups and other piping hot dishes that also provide ample nutrients, vitamins and minerals.

It's one of those words that until you hear pronounced (and maybe even after) sounds a bit like you are speaking a foreign language. Trust me, as an athlete and a dietitian, this word is one you should get to know! Quinoa is a food that has so many benefits that you'll want to include it in your every-day training diet without hesitation. It is an ancient Peruvian seed with a mild nutty flavor that packs a powerful nutrition-filled punch!

As athletes, I think we are fairly resilient people. The nature of running almost requires this quality as a pre-requisite to enter the club. On any given training day, there are a number of things to potentially overcome: scheduling conflicts, an upset stomach, nagging injuries, or mechanical failures. If we are able to mentally pick ourselves back up and salvage the positive aspects of these situations, we ultimately become better athletes, and people, in the long run.

It's that time of year where the weather is hazy, hot and humid. Regardless of what the temperature is outside we still have to get in our runs. The treadmill is always an option, but if you're racing during the summer then chances are it'll be warm during one of your races. It could even be in the 80s during your fall marathon. The best way to prepare for a hot race is to train through the heat.

Thing about your next race or competition. Think about your goals for this race and what you want to accomplish. What needs to happen for you to consider this race a success?

Are your legs sore from the pavement? Are you tired of dodging cars? If so, then it might be time to change things up with some trail running! From basic flat, old railroad tracks to technical, narrow, steep paths, trails offer a great change to your running routine. Your experience and ability with off-road running will determine what type of trail is best for you.

Your 26.2 was launched in 2011 by renowned coach Jesses Kropelnicki, founder of the nation's leading triathlon and nutrition services websites, QT2 Systems and The Core Diet. Your 26.2 is a running-specific subsidiary whose mission is to take the guess-work out of marathon training. Our well-established and proven training, racing, fueling, and nutritional protocols have improved marathoners across the world, and the Your 26.2 program will continue to help athletes attain PR times year after year.

Running during the winter months can be quite challenging, both mentally and physically, especially for those of us living in New England and other cold climates. If you have chosen an "A race" that falls during the spring, then your build weeks are going to fall in the dead of winter. That means a lot running in the cold, and quite possibly the dark. You must be prepared to brave the elements of ice, snow, and below freezing temps as you head out the door.

Is weight lifting beneficial to endurance athletes? Does it translate to speed, or simply result in added weight? While there really isn't a simple yes or no answer, a quick response might lead you to believe that they are simply not necessary. The better question to ask, however, is can lifting weights properly help you achieve your PR this summer?

The answer to this question is probably one of the hardest to answer for any athlete. More often then not, it is very difficult to answer this question without a visible injury, x-ray, or MRI. Now, before we get started, let's make sure that we know the difference. Muscle soreness is caused from overuse and the breakdown of the muscle fibers.