Taper Crazies

As the second week of October comes to a close, the sounds of autumn are acutely apparent, especially when your friends are as hipster-smug as mine. “I love it when the leaves change colors.” “This pumpkin-spiced latte is delicious.” “Let’s go apple picking in upstate New York, carve organic gourds from the Union Square farmersContinue reading “Taper Crazies”

Advertisement

Let There Be Carbs

I’m 48 hours out from the Manhattan Half Marathon, and contemporary science and/or this Runner’s World article say I should be upping my carbohydrate consumption considerably to replenish my glycogen stores. Gone are the days when a simple spaghetti dinner constituted proper pre-race preparation. Instead, modern research now suggests runners should start carb loading twoContinue reading “Let There Be Carbs”