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This Tough Mudder Guy Ran 95 Miles In 24 Hours Wearing A Wetsuit

A decade ago OCR’s [Obstacle Course Races] like the Tough Mudder, Spartan and Battlefrog series would’ve probably received scant mention even in the esteemed Obscure Sports Quarterly journal, in favor of coverage of much more prestigious “sports” like bicycle polo, beer pong tournaments, and competitive masturbation. Fast forward ten or more years and these events [...]

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Sports Foods May Not Be Better Than Real Food for Recovery

The companies that sell post-workout drinks and snacks would love you to believe that post-exercise nutrition is an exact science, and that you need specific nutrients in specific ratios from specific products to recover and perform your best. Recently, a study tested that idea, pitting sports recovery products against a McDonald’s meal—and the fast food [...]

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Alternatives to Gatorade That Elite Athletes Actually Use

For short workouts, you’ll probably be chugging water. But on long runs (more than an hour), you’ll probably want something more substantial. If you want something with different taste or a slightly different nutrition profile than the old standards like Gatorade, try these hydration options that elite runners use. Read more… Continue Reading from the [...]

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What to Eat Before an Endurance Race

So you’ve decided to tackle an endurance race—maybe a marathon or half marathon, maybe a triathlon, century ride, all-day hike, or some other multi-hour effort. Of the many tough decisions you’ll make that day, one of the first is: What should you eat for breakfast? Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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