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Q&A with Hal Higdon

Each week, coach and author, Hal Higdon answers your questions about running. Here's the latest:

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Recipe: The Athlete’s Fruitcake

I've always thought that fruitcake gets a bad rap. Yes, it’s comprised mostly of unnaturally colored things, has a clawing sweetness, and is a completely strange combination of flavors and textures.

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Rapid Recovery with Egg White and Hemp Protein Powder

When it comes to replenishing the body after a tough workout, athletes have hoards of options, but few make a direct and fast impact.

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Male Versus Female Athletes, Part 1: Nutrition

When it comes to creating success and longevity in endurance sports, recognizing and catering to the differences between male and female athletes is vital. In the first part of this series, we'll explore the question: just how different are male and female athletes' nutritional needs?

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Getting Your Race Day Hydration "Just Right"

Should you "tank up" on fluids before your race, or drink only to thirst? John Post, MD and medical director for TrainingBible Coaching, explores the shortcomings of both hydration approaches to come to a "happy medium" for athletes.

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How Accurate is that Calorie Reading?

In my daily routine as a full-time cycling coach I spend ample time analyzing workout files. One of the most common items I address is energy - both intake and expenditure. Often the topic is not initiated by the athlete, but something I feel is necessary to address because of how inaccurately some sources report it. It seems like every device or program has a different method for the calculation and very few individuals know what to trust.

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