7 Tips to Prevent & Manage Runner’s Trots
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by Laura Norris
2d ago
The post 7 Tips to Prevent & Manage Runner’s Trots appeared first on Laura Norris Running. Runner’s diarrhea. The trots. GI distress.  No matter what you call it, having the sudden urge to hit the toilet mid-race is never fun — but it is unfortunately common. If you ask a random sampling of runners, a majority will likely say that they have experienced gastrointestinal distress during long runs or long distance races. According to an article in Human Kinetics, almost 90% of endurance runners have reported GI distress during a race. Perhaps you have been one of those runners – but that ..read more
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What is the Ideal Running Cadence for Performance?
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by Laura Norris
1w ago
The post What is the Ideal Running Cadence for Performance? appeared first on Laura Norris Running. More than likely, you have heard or read that the ideal running cadence is 180 steps per minute. This claim is broad and lacks nuance, including consideration of the pace you are running. If your normal cadence on runs is 165 or 175, you may wonder if you need to increase your cadence. This article will explore what the research actually says about the myth of a singular “best” running cadence, plus guidance on how to improve your cadence (and how to know if you need to).   What is cad ..read more
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Four Myths about Protein for Runners
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by Laura Norris
3w ago
The post Four Myths about Protein for Runners appeared first on Laura Norris Running. Protein is stereotypically perceived as a bodybuilder’s food. However, runners need protein – and more protein than many realize. While you might not guzzle a protein shake mid-run to improve performance, under-eating protein could impact your recovery and health. This article explores protein for runners, including questions of how much protein do runners need and common myths around protein.  Do Runners Need Protein? Is protein good for runners? Yes – for both general health and for training adaptation ..read more
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How to Apply the Principles of Training Specificity When Running
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by Laura Norris
1M ago
The post How to Apply the Principles of Training Specificity When Running appeared first on Laura Norris Running. Most runners know that if they want to prepare for a race, they can’t rely on Crossfit or swimming – they need to run. If you want to get better at something athletically, you have to repeatedly do that thing specifically. That is concisely the principle of training specificity – one of the training principles that guides how you prepare for races. This article will dive into the question of why is specificity important in training, plus how to implement this principle into your tr ..read more
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How to Stay Cool While Running – Regardless of the Temperature
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by Laura Norris
1M ago
The post How to Stay Cool While Running – Regardless of the Temperature appeared first on Laura Norris Running. Summer running has its advantages, including more daylight hours and no snow or ice on the ground. However, the trade-off is hot temperatures and high humidity. But summer running does not need to be a suffer-fest! This article will guide you through evidence-based approaches for how to stay cool while running in summer heat and humidity.  The effects of overheating while running When you run, your body generates more metabolic heat than at rest, as a result of increased energy ..read more
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How Not to Slow Down During a Half Marathon
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by Laura Norris
1M ago
The post How Not to Slow Down During a Half Marathon appeared first on Laura Norris Running. Slowing down in a half marathon is a common complaint amongst recreational runners. After all, racing 13.1 miles (21.1km) is challenging – that’s a long time to hold onto a demanding pace. Many culprits can cause slowing down in a half marathon: inadequate training, poor nutrition, an inappropriate pacing strategy, a negative mindset, and more. This article will guide you through how to improve your half marathon time – including how to finish a half marathon feeling strong, not struggling.  How t ..read more
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Coffee Before Running: What Science Says About It
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by Laura Norris
2M ago
The post Coffee Before Running: What Science Says About It appeared first on Laura Norris Running. Are you curious about whether you should drink coffee before running? What about caffeinated supplements during your race? Some runners view caffeine as bad, due to concerns about jitters or urgent bathroom stops. Others must have their caffeine before any run, training or race. So is caffeine bad or good for runners? This article will delve into the science of caffeine supplementation and how to know if it is right for you – and if so, how to use coffee before running correctly for optimal outco ..read more
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Your Guide to Fiber Intake for Runners
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by Laura Norris
2M ago
The post Your Guide to Fiber Intake for Runners appeared first on Laura Norris Running. Fiber intake for runners can feel like a tricky balance. You need fiber for health reasons, but too much fiber too close to a run can lead to discomfort and an urgent bathroom trip. Likewise, fiber intake around races will look different than normal dietary fiber consumption. So how do you find the balance as a runner? This article will delve into what you need to know about fiber intake for runners, including how to adjust fiber around a race.  How fiber can benefit runners Fiber is a type of carbohyd ..read more
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Training on a Busy Schedule: How to Make Running Fit Your Life
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by Laura Norris
3M ago
The post Training on a Busy Schedule: How to Make Running Fit Your Life appeared first on Laura Norris Running. I’m too busy is a common excuse for not pursuing your goals in running or even committing to a fitness routine. While there is such a thing as stretching yourself too thin, the issue isn’t always how much time you have but how much commitment you have and how creative you are with your time available. Training on a busy schedule requires creativity, commitment, and balance, but you can make it work! Back in graduate school, I constantly had a busy schedule: a full cour ..read more
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What to Know about Marathon Pace Before Your Race
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by Laura Norris
3M ago
The post What to Know about Marathon Pace Before Your Race appeared first on Laura Norris Running. The marathon distance can be one of the trickier races to pace. 26.2 miles is a long time—a pace that feels comfortable at the start could feel like a death march by the end if you aren’t careful. This article will delve into the science of marathon pace, including how to strategize for a race where you feel good and run your best.  Before diving into the science behind marathon pacing, it is helpful to understand the terminology of race pacing strategies. The three types of pacing splits ar ..read more
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