Running

  • Issue 8: Nutrition for sports performance

    Get more out of every workout with this compilation of science-backed sports nutrition resources, covering everything from ergogenic aids to keto for athletes.
    Edwina Clark, MS, RD, CSSD
    2 mins
  • The best ergogenic aids for runners according to Registered Dietitians

    Looking to improve your running performance? Whether you’re new to running or a seasoned marathoner, ergogenic aids can give you a cutting edge. However, not all are created equal. Here are the best ergogenic aids according to science. (And yes, they’re all legal).
    Elle Penner, MPH, RD
    15 mins
  • The best apps for every type of runner from weekend warriors to ultra runners

    The best running apps can help you stay motivated (virtual running buddy, anyone?), improve performance, and achieve your wildest running goals. But with all of the options out there, finding the right one can be almost as tough as a training run.
    Elle Penner, MPH, RD
    10 mins
  • What causes runner’s stomach and how to prevent it

    Runner's trots. A phenomenon that no runner wants to experience, yet it's remarkably common. Here's what causes runner's stomach, and how to prevent it with the power of science (of course).
    Kim McDevitt, MPH, RD
    10 mins
  • The best science-backed supplements for runners over 40

    Good news, runners! Your age doesn’t have to hold you back. But nutrition and recovery needs change as we get older. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up the best science-backed supplements for runners over 40 to help you stay in tip-top running shape year after year.
    Kim McDevitt, MPH, RD
    15 mins
  • Elo founders tried ProLon® fasting mimicking diet. Here’s what happened.

    Intermittent fasting is all the rage right now. Whether you're into 5:2, 16:8 or have your own protocol, people are increasingly turning to fasting to shed those pesky pounds and improve their metabolic health. ProLon® offers a fasting-with-food solution that piqued the interest of Elo founders, Ari Tulla and Tapio Tolvanen. Read on to find out what happened when they tried ProLon®.
    Elle Penner, MPH, RD
    10 mins
  • Why you should be tracking heart rate variability (HRV) for running performance

    Everyone’s talking about heart rate variability (HRV) these days. But what is it? And why is it important for runners? We’ve scoped out the latest science on HRV and why it may help take your running performance to the next level.
    Kim McDevitt, MPH, RD
    5 mins
  • How Catra Corbett overcame addiction and became an accomplished ultra-runner, fueled by plants

    One hundred 100-mile races is a feat that few people achieve. For 56 year-old Catra Corbett, this is one of many achievements on her running resume. Read on to learn how this meth addict turned vegan endurance athlete found redemption through ultra running and plant-based eating.
    Anne Valta, Elo Health Coach
    3 mins
  • Should you eat before a morning run?

    You’ve heard time and time again that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. From giving your metabolism a boost to improving focus and mood, science suggests a morning meal can have significant benefits, and might just make you a faster runner, too.
    Elle Penner, MPH, RD
    2 mins
  • The ultimate science-backed guide to improving your running performance with personalized nutrition

    Most of us runners are alike: hyper-focused on weekly mileage, hill workouts, and targeted speed sessions, all in an effort to hit that next PR. But if you’re looking to truly build on your performance, improve your fitness, and stay injury-free, your nutrition plan matters as much as your training regime. Here’s everything you need to know to optimize your running performance with precision nutrition.
    Kim McDevitt, MPH, RD
    42 mins
  • Got a running injury? These are the best supplements according to science.

    No runner wants to deal with an injury yet most of us will encounter one at some point. While there's no true replacement for rest, rehab and patience - these supplements can support healing and help get you running again.
    Kim McDevitt, MPH, RD
    10 mins