Category Archives: nutrition

What’s With The Weather & Food Security

  If you’re in Washington DC today, a t-shirt and shorts are all you need. Yes, the temperature in the nation’s capital is hitting above 80 degree Fahrenheit today. In fact, it is warmer here in DC than in Hawaii.  … Continue reading

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On Oxygen

  I used to think oxygen is the basis of our life (and it still is, more to follow).  That’s until I came to terms like oxidation, antioxidant, and free radicals.  I started to have doubts about the omnipotence of … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 20 – Tapering

  Marathon Training 30 min easy run, overcast, cool & 67 degree Tapering In anticipating the Erie marathon this Sunday, I have been cutting back on my routines and putting things on the back-burner: the bushes around the house are … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 12 – Ketosis

  Marathon Training 57 Min (6 mi progression: easy, steady, tempo), light drizzle & 72 degree Ketosis Also known as fat-burning, ketosis has become famous thanks to the ketogenic (or keto) diet.  For marathoners, ketosis is a wonderful resource because … Continue reading

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Reblog: Nutrition Against Aging

As much as I hate to admit, getting older does take a toll on my body.  Besides training methods, nutrition has become an indispensable part of maintaining or improving my running performance. Here are the main concerns of aging and … Continue reading

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Metabolism & Weight Loss

Apparently, the key to losing weight is not decreasing your food intake but increasing your metabolism.  Yes, and allow me to explain. According to this article, metabolism is the big kahuna in our body consuming calories.  It accounts for 60 … Continue reading

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Erie Marathon Afterthought 2

Almost a week since I ran the Erie marathon, my body is still recovering slowly.  Besides the two 3 mile recovery runs during the week, today’s 7.5 miles is the longest distance I have attempted post marathon. I say “attempted” … Continue reading

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Post-Race Transition

Post marathon transition is tricky.  People become lost after being focused for so long on a single target (in my case – 20 weeks).  Day in and day out, what I thought about, planned for, and executed to are all … Continue reading

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Day 6 week 19 – Carb Loading Time

8 mile easy pace, humid & 78 degree. With the Eric marathon just one week away, I am getting into the final preparations for this event.  Carb, short for carbohydrates, loading is one of such final details. The demand of … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 16 – What Does “Spent” Feel Like?

21 miles long run (230 minutes), cloudy & 78 degree. Running consumes energy.  For average person, that is about 100 calories per mile.  And our body is capable of storing up to 2000 calories.  So for endurance running, 20-21 miles is where … Continue reading

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