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By Emma Bishop It was all about the ‘face off’ between the Kings of Kona this weekend. Apparently Australia’s Courtney Atkinson didn’t get that memo. The 5th edition of IRONMAN 70.3 Philippines continues to live up to its reputation as THE must do race destination in Asia. Not even 24 hours of non-stop rain could… read more

Ben Greenfield joins to answer your questions on using the fuel Tailwind, why athletes supplement, sources and absorption of supplements, nitrates in beet juice and others foods, good protein powder to get in Canada, tons of info on maca, and much more. Click here to download audio.… read more

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On this special episode of Endurance Planet, we are joined by Dr. Mark Sircus who is the leading expert on magnesium therapy. On this show we larn about the basics of Mg and why it’s so good for us (especially endurance athletes), magnesium deficiencies and why they are so common, how to know if you’re… read more

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Using organic baby food pouches as exercise fuel, the goods and bads of juicing and is it wise to do a juice fast as a way to detox, Ironman training insomnia, the harms of not getting in enough calories when training, can you have too much coconut water, fighting a family history of hypertension, sugar… read more

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How to explain a huge improvement in MAF pace in a short time (and is the drop just due to being fresh), should you scale back run volume if weight has increased to avoid injury, using pole in ultra events, H2PRO electrolyte tablets, Maffetone’s two-week test for clean eating, VO2 max workouts for marathon training, how to… read more

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Legendary coach, health and fitness expert and the father of aerobic heart rate-based training, Dr. Phil Maffetone, joins the show for a insightful chat on an array of topics and to answer your questions on aerobic/MAF training, incorporating speed work, the ideal diet and racing fuel for endurance athletes, should we be strength training, and more.… read more

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On this special episode, we chat with triathlete Christian Isakson, who was recently invited to participate in this year’s Ultraman Canada, and we discuss that race and his training for it. We also talk about the charity he started, called The Taxi Initiative, his involvement in More Than Sport with Chris Lieto and much more chatting on… read more

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On this show Lucho and Tawnee announce the top-three most popular episodes of Ask the Ultrarunner from 2012 and what’s in each show (see links below), as well as answer questions on Skratch Labs drink mix for ultras (and more on osmosis, eating real foods in racing, etc), how to prevent wobbly knees and hips late into… read more

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Lucho and Tawnee answer your questions on the best ways to transport a bike to a race (and is renting a good option), what to look for in choosing a coach (plus red flags, questions to ask, etc), the right way to incorporate plyometric training into your routine, swimming 101 for runners, UPOY thoughts, the… read more

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This article is part of Endurance Planet’s ultrarunning article series. If you have questions, comments or feedback about “An Ultrarunner’s Strong Hips Can Lessen Leg Injuries”, please leave it below in the comments section… Ultrarunners naturally tend to look for solutions that directly involve the affected or injured area. You’ve probably tried various running shoe… read more

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