Posts From the monthly archives: "September 2011"

What do you do if you are going to do a long race and don’t like the nutrition that is provided on the course or just want to carry your own? One solution is to use concentrated bottles. When I ran the Paris marathon last year, I used concentrated bottles to pack in 5…(Read More)

Sarah Seppa, my current fabulous intern from the University of Houston Dietetic Internship, wrote this blog about using real food during endurance and ultra-endurance training and racing. Thanks Sarah! An Ironman triathlon takes a long time to complete, 11 to 16 hours for most athletes, give or take.  100-mile races take even longer…(Read More)

This morning when the alarm went off at 4:30AM, I thought really hard about turning it off, rolling over, and going back to sleep until 6AM. I laid there arguing with myself. “You need to go workout.” “Yeah, but I”m tired.” “But, you need the workout.” “I know, but I could do it…(Read More)

Fall Marathon? Practice Now!

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If you are racing a fall marathon – Chicago, Marine Corps, NY, etc. – now is the time to start planning and practicing your race nutrition. You want to have a nailed down nutrition plan for race day that you KNOW WILL WORK.  How do you put together a marathon race nutrition plan? Well. .…(Read More)

Hydration is for Everyone

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You may find yourself outside in the heat more these days with football, soccer, and other sports. If you are playing, you absolutely have to watch your hydration. If you are spectating – you still need to be aware of your hydration. In Houston, we have been in the 100’s or close to it the…(Read More)

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