Runners Guide To Electrolytes

Multi-electrolyte replacement is critical for sports enthusiasts. High volume oxygen intake during athletic exertion oxidizes blood cells faster than normal and increases the change of anemia. Electrolytes are the ultimate oxygenator of all living cells through a process known as bio-oxygenation. The building of muscle and the production of energy draws on chromium, acting as a cofactor to insulin. It also promotes the entrance of glucose and amino acids into the cells to make muscle. A loss of potassium can cause dizzy spells or lightheadedness, especially during exertion in hot weather.

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Looking for some motivation for your next big race? What better way to get inspired than with the story of marathon legend Joan Benoit Samuelson. Winner of the 1984 Summer Olympic Women's Marathon, Joan's story of professional running success will have you determined on going above and beyond your goals.

Joan Benoit Samuelson

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It's the night before your big race and you just can't seem to fall asleep. Here are 5 tips to help you get some restful and relaxing sleep.

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Mary Beth Ellis has dominated in triathlons and holds the fastest iron-distance race by an American woman. Despite some health challenges she has made her mark and landed on top!

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Tina Muir, Elite distance runner and EnduroPacks ambassador shows us some tips to her success with her 8 suspension training system exercises. 

Elite Distance Runner Tina Muir

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The following is a training program designed for both beginner and experienced half-marathoners who are looking to prepare for their next race.

The half marathon is a friendly distance, but preparation is still important. A proper training schedule and nutrition regiment will help any athlete on race day.

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Ultra Marathoner, Marathoner, Yoga Instructor, and fitness enthusiast at RunTriMom.com, Stephanie Johnson, describes her 30 days leading up to her Chicago Lakefront 50K Ultra.

Stephanie had this to say, "It had helped me come off of a 10 day hiatus and severe lung infection feeling stronger then ever and with relatively no soreness in my muscles as I started back up with my training!"

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