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4 Easy Steps to Train Your Stomach to Eat on the Run
Fuel & Training Tips

4 Easy Steps to Train Your Stomach to Eat on the Run

The key to successful--even blissful--long runs starts with your stomach. Just like your muscles and mind, your stomach needs training, too. Most running troubles arise not from physical issues, b...

Ingredients & NutritionWe Use Yerba Mate Extract: Here Are 6 Reasons Why It's The Best Energy Booster

We Use Yerba Mate Extract: Here Are 6 Reasons Why It's The Best Energy Booster

Stimulants can be excellent performance enhancers. They can provide an edge when you need it or just a boost when you’re feeling drowsy. The ancient herb Yerba Mate is both intensely stimulating an...

Fuel & Training Tips21 Whole Foods You Need To Try On Your Next Run

21 Whole Foods You Need To Try On Your Next Run

Whether you’re transitioning to real foods, just starting to eat on your runs, or are looking for new foods to mix up your current run nutrition, these 21 foods provide lots of energy and nutrients...

Inspiration & AdventureBehind The Wheels with PDX Cyclocross Racer Stephen Hartzel

Behind The Wheels with PDX Cyclocross Racer Stephen Hartzel

Are you curious about getting into gravel biking? Maybe cyclocross or long distance cycling? We caught up with Portland native and cyclocross racer Stephen Hartzel to answer all of our questions on...

Inspiration & AdventureAvery Collins’ UTMB CCC 100k: How He Prepared, Raced, and Fueled For a Top Finish Against 1,500+ Runners

Avery Collins’ UTMB CCC 100k: How He Prepared, Raced, and Fueled For a Top Finish Against 1,500+ Runners

This August, MUIR Athlete Avery Collins toed the starting line with over 1,500 other competitors at the UTMB-CCC. The acronym ‘CCC’ stands for ‘Courmeyeur-Champex-Chamonix,’ three towns in three co...

Inspiration & AdventureChange Your Perspective, Elevate Your Performance

Change Your Perspective, Elevate Your Performance

Running coach Eric Orton from Christopher McDougall’s best-selling book Born to Run invites us to change our minds for a refresh in our running. His advice equally applies to other sports and life.

Inspiration & AdventureThe Ouray 100 Race Report by Winner, Anthony Lee

The Ouray 100 Race Report by Winner, Anthony Lee

The Ouray 100 is a 100 mile ultra-marathon in Southwest Colorado featuring over 40,000 feet of vertical gain and just as much loss over rugged terrain often at altitude over 10,000 feet. Runners a...

Inspiration & AdventureEating Her Way to Victory: How Sabrina Fueled Her 2021 Hardrock 100 Win

Eating Her Way to Victory: How Sabrina Fueled Her 2021 Hardrock 100 Win

The Hardrock 100 is one of the most difficult ultra marathons in the United States, with challenges like 33,000 feet of elevation gain and equal loss, huge ranges in temperatures, and high altitud...

Fuel & Training TipsEat More, Run Stronger: Why & How You Should Be Eating for Recovery

Eat More, Run Stronger: Why & How You Should Be Eating for Recovery

To your body, exercise is a stressor and your metabolism, nervous system, cardiovascular system, and beyond all respond. Depending on the intensity, your nervous system switches to “fight-or-fligh...

Inspiration & AdventureListening and Believing in our Outdoor Experiences

Listening and Believing in our Outdoor Experiences

Thru-hiker and advocate Crystal Gail Welcome candidly shares her experiences on the trail and what it means to be inclusive in Nature.  She is currently hiking the John Muir Trail as part of Footp...

Inspiration & AdventureUTMB: What You Need to Know About Ultra Running’s Unofficial World Championship

UTMB: What You Need to Know About Ultra Running’s Unofficial World Championship

This month, over 10,000 runners from all over the world will gather in mountaineering mecca Chamonix, France to race under the specter of the tallest peak in Western Europe, Mont Blanc. The course...

Fuel & Training TipsHow to Pack Your Running Vest for Max Efficiency on a Long Run

How to Pack Your Running Vest for Max Efficiency on a Long Run

In this video, MUIR Energy's Georgia Danielson shows you how to pack your running vest for max efficiency for a 4 hour long run.

Inspiration & AdventureThe 2021 Hardrock 100: Sabrina Stanley Defends as Champion & Jeff Browning Delivers in a Record-Breaking Race

The 2021 Hardrock 100: Sabrina Stanley Defends as Champion & Jeff Browning Delivers in a Record-Breaking Race

Over the weekend, MUIR Athletes Jeff Browning and Sabrina Stanley competed in The Hardrock 100: an unforgiving, high altitude race through Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, where both defended their c...

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