To Eat or Not To Eat – That Seems to Be An Important Question

Posted by on April 25, 2013 at 6:28 am

It seems one major concern potential predawn runners have is what to eat before they run. There’s a simple answer to that question – strive for nothing. You’ll be a better runner if you develop this capability.

Resist Supersizing It – Translating Marathon Training Into Better Race Weight

Posted by on December 11, 2012 at 6:15 am

Getting closer to your “ideal race weight” can help boost your marathon time considerably. Here’s how to calculate the calorie intake you need in order to do so, and some tips on how to make it a reality.

The Key Physical Running Attribute That’s Staring You Right in the Eye

Posted by on February 15, 2012 at 9:20 pm

You hear and maybe learn a lot about such physical attributes as VO2max, lactate threshold, and running economy in your training. But you may be overlooking a critical factor in determining your race performance, one that is easily measurable and well understood.

The Secret Fueling Formula for Beating the Bonk

Posted by on January 22, 2012 at 7:30 pm

If you’ve ever suffered a bonk or “hit the wall” in the marathon (i.e., if you’ve ever RUN a marathon), then this Coach Jay Johnson podcast is for you. Dr. Trent Stellingwerff of the Canadian Sport Center – Pacific shares his keys to successful fueling for the marathon.

Coffee: Nectar or Bane to the Predawn Runner?

Posted by on December 12, 2011 at 10:34 pm

Coffee may be an essential dietary ingredient to the predawn runner. But is its net effect positive or negative? You may be surprised to find that some myths have been debunked.