Category Archives: Endurance Training

Complexities of Carb Loading for Female Endurance Athletes

This topic was especially interesting for me to explore academically, because I was researching this topic anyways to better understand how to carb load prior to my 50 mile race.  I had never done this before, and was nervous about trying … Continue reading

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Energy Needs of the Long Slow Run

The long slow run is a staple in endurance training designed to build your endurance by improving your utilization of the aerobic system through a variety of physiological and metabolic changes. Endurance can be defined as: “The capacity to sustain … Continue reading

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Race Report – North Face 50 mile DC

I finished!!!!  The elation I felt when I finished is still with me.  Being pulled off the Bel Monte course a month earlier made victory that much better. In addition, a few days before I had a severe eye infection … Continue reading

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Reflections of Bel Monte 50 (Almost)

I’ve been training for this race for the last 5 months very diligently, and was devastated to be pulled off the course at mile 38.8, not having made it under the cutoff time.  Basic course info:  6,500 vertical, 53.4 miles, … Continue reading

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Managing ITBS – (Iliotibial Band Syndrome)

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) –  pain on the outside of your knee –  is a fairly common running injury.  ITBS sucks.  It’s been very debilitating for me, although after about a month of biking and very little running I haven’t … Continue reading

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