Happy June! - Generally June is BBQ season with meat-heavy grilling. But these days, many runners are eating less meat and a lot more plant-based diets. This article talks about how to build a better vegan sports diet.

By Richard Ferguson PhD - I often hear runners talking about mental toughness and the need to become more mentally tough. Coaches often stress mental toughness and how their athletes need to become more mentally tough. However, very few people can actually define what mental toughness is and very few coaches can tell their athletes just how they can improve their mental toughness.

By Amanda Folk - “Social distancing has likely been difficult, even for the most introverted runner. In the first 2 months of 2020, prior to the COVID-19 disruption, the Columbus Westside Running Club (CWRC) was averaging 75 members each week for our Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday group runs combined. Clearly, our members enjoy the camaraderie that our group runs provide. However, CWRC has found creative ways to keep our members engaged and motivated while also encouraging safety and adherence to public health guidelines.

by Nancy Clark, MS, RD - Nancy, do you offer different nutrition recommendations for elite athletes as compared to recreational exercisers? I am highly competitive, work out intensely, and often wonder if I am eating to be the best athlete that I can be.

Here are some of the top Mid American Conference Men Track & Field men Athletes since 1960: