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Plant-Based Foods To Eat Before A Half-Marathon

Plant-Based Foods To Eat Before A Half-Marathon

What to eat the night before and morning of a half marathon. Plant-based foods that will help you PR in your next race! And make sure you know what foods to avoid. By Rachel Longo (Reviewed by Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD) Preparing for a half-marathon is no easy task. Not...

20 Foods To Eat Mid-Run To Avoid Hitting The Wall

20 Foods To Eat Mid-Run To Avoid Hitting The Wall

Why you definitely need to fuel during a long run + suggestions for gummies, gus, gels, sports drinks & using whole foods as fuel. Anyone who has ever run a half marathon or marathon can tell you that consuming some sort of fuel mid-run is crucial to overall...

How To Develop Mental Toughness For A Marathon

How To Develop Mental Toughness For A Marathon

How runners can develop mental toughness and strength for a marathon. These 8 expert-approved tips will help you build confidence on your way to 26.2. Mental toughness can often feel like something you’re born with or you’re not. In reality, keeping your cool during a...

10 Tips For Half Marathon Nutrition

10 Tips For Half Marathon Nutrition

The 10 expert-approved tips for half marathon nutrition, including what to eat on race morning, how to hydrate and how to fuel during long runs. Fueling for a half marathon shouldn’t be complicated. Sure, there are some basic nutrition rules you need to know and race...

How To Run A Sub 2-Hour Half Marathon +Training Plan

How To Run A Sub 2-Hour Half Marathon +Training Plan

Use this free 10-week half marathon training plan to finally run a half marathon in less than 2 hours! Breaking the 2-hour half marathon is something that many runners dream about, and it's a goal I've been chasing for quite a while. Since I've come so close (2:02), I...

10 Best Races In NYC

10 Best Races In NYC

Whether you're from New York or coming from out of town, these are the 10 races you should try to run at least once in your lifetime! As an avid runner and lifelong New Yorker, I’ve run over 35 races in New York City. As a matter of fact, I’ve participated in almost...

How To Carb Load For A Race

How To Carb Load For A Race

Learn how to carb load for your next half marathon, marathon or triathlon. You’ve likely heard that you should carb load before a long distance race, but there are so many questions about why loading up on carbs helps performance and how to do it properly. Does carb...

15 Things I’ll Never Forget About the TCS NYC Marathon

Running the TCS NYC Marathon was an incredible experience that I will never forget. To give a simple recap of the race would not do justice to this once in a lifetime running adventure. Instead, I’m sharing the 15 things I'll never forget about the NYC Marathon....

9 Tips For The Week Of Your Marathon

9 Tips For The Week Of Your Marathon

I almost can’t believe that I will be running the TCS NYC Marathon in 6 days. It seems surreal how far I’ve come in my training and how much I am able to talk about running/marathoning. Besides nutrition, it’s pretty much the only other topic on my mind. My friend and...

How To Avoid Marathon Training Weight Gain

How To Avoid Marathon Training Weight Gain

Believe it or not, some people actually gain weight while running. Don't fall Into this trap! Instead, follow these simple tips to make sure you stay fit while running. Marathon training makes you feel like you can conquer the world. You test your physical and mental...

5 Things I’ve Learned During My First Month Of Marathon Training

One month ago I wrote a post about how-to begin marathon training. To be completely honest, I was terrified to start this intense running journey. The most I've ever run is 13 miles, and my brain kept doubting my ability to push past that. "What if I can't do this?" I...

How To Begin Marathon Training

How To Begin Marathon Training

Running your first marathon? These 9 tips will help you conquer the training, understand the nutrition, remain injury free and soar through 26.2! Taking on your first marathon training induces a whole list of emotions--exhilaration, anxiety, excitement, nervousness,...

I’m Natalie Rizzo, an NYC-based Registered Dietitian.

My mission is to help everyday athletes fuel their fitness with plants.

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