First Endurance Newsletters

Those who know me, know I won’t pimp my sponsors’ products* and the same goes for their websites, races, or […]

By on June 3, 2008 | Comments

Those who know me, know I won’t pimp my sponsors’ products* and the same goes for their websites, races, or whatever. With that in mind, I want to let you know about First Endurance’s newsletters, which I seriously look forward to receiving every month. Unsurprisingly for a nutrition company, the newsletters routinely contain an article discussing how a particular nutrient or compound effects endurance sports performance. To be honest, the FE newsletters do often sit unread in my in box (my to do list) for awhile, but that’s because I would never delete or archive an FE newsletter without first reading it and I want to give myself ample time to read the detailed articles to which each newsletter links. After I’ve read a First Endurance newsletter, I always archive it for latter reference. Read on to learn more about the useful info contained in the First Endurance newsletters.

Recent newsletters have featured articles on how caffeine (also recently discussed on iRunFar), protein, fat, carbohydrate, or iron consumption effect performance. In addition to a featured nutrition article, each newsletter usually contains:

  • A “Coach’s Corner” article that might discuss pre-race meals, food ingredients like sucralose, or vegetarian eating;
  • A “Quick Tip” that ranges from how to use PreRace during your race to how to fuel yourself effectively on a technical course;
  • Links to First Endurance news items; and
  • Other items, such as, athlete interviews, videos, and/or special offers from FE.

I strongly recommend you take a look at some of the articles I’ve linked to and consider signing up for the newsletter, which you can do one the First Endurance website.

Do any of you already read First Endurance’s newsletter? If so, what do you think?

*It is true that I tend to write more reviews of my sponsor’s products, but that’s because I have more of my sponsors’ gear rather than anything else. I’ll also share the good, bad, and ugly of any products I use, regardless of whether a sponsor made it or not.

Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Founding Editor of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for more than 15 years. Aside from iRunFar, he’s authored the books Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running, been a contributing editor at Trail Runner magazine, written for publications including Outside, Sierra, and Running Times, and coached ultrarunners of all abilities. Based in Silverton, Colorado, Bryon is an avid trail runner and ultrarunner who competes in events from the Hardrock 100 Mile just out his front door to races long and short around the world, that is, when he’s not fly fishing or tending to his garden.