This week from around the web: Lessons Learned from Running Around the World, Sports Nutrition, Religion of Running Techniques, Glycemic Index.
50 Surprising Lessons Learned From Running Around the World
50 Takeaways Jason Fitzgerald had from running around the world in 2012. My favorite, #10 It’s ok to stop and admire the scenery.
Interview with Lauren Fleshmen: The Importance of Rest, Long-Term Thinking and the Story of Picky Bars
RunnersConnect podcast with Lauren Fleshmen. Topics include how she managed to be successful for so long, how she’s dealt with injuries, and how she’s continued to channel her passion for running and nutrition into her company Picky Bars.
The 5 Golden Rules of Sports Nutrition
Sports nutrition can be categorized into four general buckets: understanding the stress response in relation to exercise, being able to control blood sugar before/during/after a training session, advancing recovery with different nutrients at different times, and to minimize the effects of cortisol. Based on these main goals, here are the Five Golden Rules of Sports Nutrition.
Understand the Glycemic Index to Improve Running
One of the best ways to boost your energy and improve recovery is to understand the glycemic index.
The Religion of Running Technique
Some of the opinions and evidence and, hopefully, come up with some ideas about rational technique improvements and, finally, some drills that may help with injury and efficiency.