Zydeco Updates!

Run Forward. Give Back.

Run Forward. Give Back.

Whether you run the full, half, or share either with a relay, all Zydeco registrants can raise funds for babies undergoing NICU treatment at Lafayette General Medical Center. Proceeds from the charity running program will go to Lafayette General Foundation’s following...

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Getting Hungry After Your Workouts? Here’s Why!

Getting Hungry After Your Workouts? Here’s Why!

There are many things that influence our physical feeling of hunger, everything from timing of meals to what the meal is comprised of. Let’s examine what true hunger means, what can influence hunger and what foods you can choose to extend fullness and fuel all...

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How To Avoid Cold-Related Injuries

How To Avoid Cold-Related Injuries

It's getting chillier, and if you're one of the Zydeco's Southern runners, you may or may not be used to training in chillier temps. Although there's little chance of degrees below 30, the days that may come will surprise you, and you'll need to be prepared. For our...

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26.2 Miles of Nutrition

26.2 Miles of Nutrition

Runners, triathletes, and the like often ask me if midrace fueling is necessary and, if so, what types of fuel should be used. Let’s take a moment to explore when midrace fueling is needed and which products work best. As I have discussed in previous articles,...

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Sleep Well! Live Well!

Sleep Well! Live Well!

In 2008, Usain Bolt broke records at the Beijing Olympics by being the first person in history to hold both the 100m and 200m world records. By the 2012 Olympics, Bolt became the first man in history to win 6 Olympic gold medals in sprinting. So what does Bolt...

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Runner’s Eating Plan

Runner’s Eating Plan

Key Points: Carbohydrate loading is typically only necessary for endurance events lasting longer than 90 minutes. Glycogen (carbohydrate stores) in the muscles and liver will begin depleting by 90 minutes, typically not sooner. Do not try to carbohydrate load in the...

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Race Date March 4th, 2018