Staying Hydrated: A Step-By-Step Approach to Calculating Sweat Rate

You don't have to stand outside long to know that summer is in full-swing.  It's this time of year that I ask myself why I even bother showering.  I sweat just standing out there!  I guess it's the price...

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Training Low: A Scientific Approach to Low-Carb Diets in Endurance Athletes

Because I am a woman of my word, today I write to you (on a much more scientific level) about the effects of low-carbohydrate diets in athletes.  You know from last week's several paragraph rant that the high-fat/low-carb diet...

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Training Low: My Experience as an Endurance Athlete on a Low-Carb Diet

As an endurance athlete and Exercise Science major, I started hearing quite a bit about this high-fat, low-carb diet within the past few years.  The theory behind it is strong: eat as little carbs as possible (less than 50 grams...

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The Endurance Athlete’s Guide to Fueling Early in the Season

You have your race calendar all mapped out with you’re A race and all the little ones that will be part of your training schedule. You have all your gear, your training plan is set, and you’re beyond ready...

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Perform Like a Pro: Power Boosting Leg and Core Workout

ATTENTION: IF YOU ARE AN ENDURANCE ATHLETE THIS IS A MUST READ!!! Bikers, swimmers, and runners… that means you! When I first started competitive running six years ago, I thought the key to success was pounding the pavement for miles and...

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Improving Your Distance Running: Lift More than Just Your Feet

Wondering how you could cut down the time in your next half marathon? Try resistance training! Now we know what you might be thinking “well I can’t lift weights because it will just make my time slower!” The truth...

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Sports Nutrition for Runners

You’ve purchased those running shoes and all the other necessary gear for taking on those trails and running paths, but one component that can’t be overlooked is nutrition.  Quality nutrition plays a huge role when it comes to performance...

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Spartan Race Prep Diary- Week #2

Hey everyone! A little late on posting the Week #2 training blog (we had some technical difficulties) but here it is in all its' glory! Starting to feel stronger and see some progress, I won't give to much away...

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Spartan Race Prep Diary

Hello Everyone, I've started this weekly video blog that will highlight the training/prep leading up to a Spartan Race we will be running in on November 14th. It is also for anyone interested in training here at ENP in general,...

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Summertime Hydration for Athletes

In case you haven't noticed, it's hot, so proper hydration is a must!       Summer weather is officially here in South Carolina! By summer weather, I mean humidity. Gone are the days of being able to walk outside...

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