Health and Nutrition

Ann Trason

Ask Ann: Beer as an anti-inflammatory?

I need an expert opinion on this running/beer question. I’ve heard that beer acts as an anti-inflammatory. Have you ever had a “cold one” after a hard run? Do you think it aids in your recovery?

Sunny Blende

Fiber – Friend And Foe To The Ultrarunner

When fiber is mentioned in conversation, there is usually a pause – then everyone has an opinion. We know that fiber is healthy; after all, fiber decreases transit time through the gut. And we know it can cause ultrarunners problems during a race; after all, fiber decreases transit time through the gut! So which is

Metabolic Efficency

Metabolic Efficiency: Becoming A “Better-Butter-Burner”

For those of you who are totally lean, terrific fat burners and never have any GI issues, stop reading this article. But for those of you who want to become, in the words of former fitness expert Covert Bailey, a “better-butter-burner,” read on.

Sunny Blende

Nutrition and Your Mental Edge – Fueling Your Attitude

Food for Thought – Ultrarunning requires some mental stamina and the question, “Can we feed the mind with any special nutrition?” seems intriguing. Certainly lack of food can produce some pretty negative thoughts and a bad attitude, but is there some food that can help us think positive thoughts and improve our race strategies and therefore

Fueling Rim to Rim to Rim in the Grand Canyon

September 27, 2008 was the day that three of my Northern California friends (Ana Braga-Levaggi, Janet Bodle, and Pam Jolliffe) had picked to run Rim to Rim to Rim in the Grand Canyon. Chris Muller, photographer and fellow ultrarunner from Southern California joined us. I was doing some nutrition research to see what foods/products/liquids and

Understanding Your Feet

by Dave Hannaford, DPM We ask our feet to absorb two to three times body weight with each stride…Our feet are remarkable. They accept this demand and even walk around after the race (sometimes pretty slowly). The average ultrarunner lands on each foot about 5,000 times per hour (give or take a couple hundred). This