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Basic Information for the Endurance Athlete

By |October 23rd, 2019|

Find out why proper nutrition and gear are so important in preparing for an endurance event.

Book Review: Veganise Me Now

By |August 26th, 2019|

OCR athletes Deanna Blegg and Amanda “Turbo” Steidle share how to combine fitness and a vegan lifestyle in their new book Veganise Me Now.

Nutrition Spotlight: Protein

By |August 12th, 2019|

Protein is an important part of an athlete's diet. Are you eating enough? Ashley shares some tips on how to incorporate more protein in your diet and shares some recipes that you can make this week!

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Food For Thought: OCR Nutrition

By |May 13th, 2019|

There is an overwhelming amount of information that can be found about sports nutrition. However, most of that information wasn’t designed with OCR athletes in mind. Two OCR experts weigh in on what you should be eating to fuel your training.

Mas Korima – Delicious, Natural Treats Fit for Runners & Pooches

By |December 13th, 2018|

Mas Korima's seeds were planted years ago when our friend Micah True (Born to Run's "Caballo Blanco") created a connection with the Raramuri people - also known to the outside world as the Tarahumara Indians - and with a large community of good-willed runners that met, bonded, and became family, in the magnificent Copper Canyons of Mexico.

Training Tuesday: Preventing Cramping on Race Day

By |April 24th, 2018|

Muscle cramps can be a debilitating ailment for any athlete.  For obstacle racing competitors it can be race-ending because around every corner is another obstacle that requires your full muscular strength to complete.

Carb Cycling 101

By |March 2nd, 2018|

If are you at all interested in nutrition and exercise, you have come across the term "carb cycling".  Essentially, carb cycling incorporates low carb days with carb loading days throughout the week.  With the popularity of low to no carb diets,  carb cycling is a healthy alternative that still supplies your muscles with the glycogen they need to perform and helps you to stay away from the side effects of no or low carb diets.

Nutrition 101: Macronutrients

By |February 5th, 2018|

Macronutrients consist of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.  These three nutrients are essential and play vital roles in our body's ability to perform.  You may have heard of the "macro diet" or "flexible eating".  Both of these plans are based on the foundation of tracking your nutrition and hitting your individualized macronutrient goals each day.

  • Exercise-Associated Hyponatremia

Over-Hydrating Can Kill You

By |December 12th, 2017|

That title, despite sounding so dramatic, is absolutely not click-bait. People have been hospitalized as a result of over-hydrating, sometimes with life-threatening issues such as cerebral edema (your brain swelling) and pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs) both of which are fatal if untreated.

Review: Q Energy – Drink Healthy

By |November 30th, 2017|

After testing Q Energy for the past month during sports, activities, intense training runs, and as a mid-afternoon energy boost, I've learned the positive and negative benefits of these convenient self-serving packs

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