Post-run nutrition is essential, but the choice of a recovery drink can be overwhelming. From water to Gatorade to Pedialyte, each liquid has its benefits and varies in popularity within the running community. Most runners have their favorites, but if you're still looking check this out: chocolate milk has made the recovery drink list! This may sound a little strange at first, but it’s basically a liquid carbohydrate.
Training is beginning to pick up as marathon season fast approaches! Runners are physically preparing to run farther than ever before or conquer personal bests from years past. An absurd amount of time is being spent replenishing nutrients lost in sweat during the summer heat. Foam rollers are being worn out from the constant need to loosen tight muscles or even the dreaded IT Band. But at some point on race day, your mind is going to question your physical limits. No matter the miles run, fluids consumed, or muscles foam rolled, you will have to be ready mentally. So what are you doing to prepare mentally?
Not many people realize that running actually involves all of your organs, not just your muscles!
For one organ to function correctly, it needs the other organs to work correctly.Kidneys are responsible for filtering waste out of your blood.
While most of us only think of our immune system when we are fighting off a common cold, your immune system helps all your organs to repair damage and stay in tip-top shape! For runners it is especially important to maintain a healthy immune system, as your immune system works to repair damaged muscle fibers and tendons and keeps your bones healthy!
We've all been there. You ran a little too far, ran on tired legs, wore heels for too long after a long run. Nothing a few Advil can't fix, right? It's becoming more and more common to reach for the Advil when something hurts, especially during marathon training. But for those of us running long distances, what are we doing to our body’s ability to recover?
Lower back pain is said to affect up to 80% of the population at some point in their lives. In other words, it’s very common in the general population and it’s very common at Custom Performance!
Does changing your foot strike pattern really matter? Barefoot running has been getting a lot of attention the past few years as a way to decrease running injuries.
Triathlon season is upon us and one of the biggest decisions a triathlete has to make is related to finding the right wetsuit. Wetsuits can provide buoyancy and make you more streamline, especially if you are not a strong swimmer but a poor fitting wetsuit can actually put you at a disadvantage.
I don’t think anyone has ever said “Man, I love hill repeats,” unless you're a little crazy already. Most coaches will throw a hill workout into a normal routine every so often to spice things up, but for what purpose? Why is coach making us do this? Hills are terrible!
Summer is here! Temperatures are rising and training will soon be ramping up as the fall marathon season is right around the corner. An important part of getting to the starting line healthy will be to manage the balance between sweat loss and fluid intake. Sounds easy, right? Run. Get thirsty. Drink. Repeat. If this is you, it might be time to rethink the way you drink.
As soon as a PT takes out Graston tools, a patient's first reaction is, "What is that?" Most people think Graston is a new technique but has actually been around for thousands of years.
"Carbo loading". A favorite expression of runners from all walks of life. We all know we need carbs, how to properly take them in is a little trickier, In order for our bodies to work optimally, we need to take in the same amount of energy that we just burned off.