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Ironman Texas was this past weekend (Saturday, May 18, 2013). It looked to be a beautiful, if warm day in the days leading up to the race. We’ve had a very cool spring for Southeast Texas. We’ve had bouts of low’s in the 40’s and highs in the 50’s, 60…(Read More)

Triathletes are fun to work with. They are intelligent, love to learn, like to work hard, and follow instructions. One character trait that makes working with triathletes both fun and frustrating is what I call “shiny ball syndrome.” Triathletes love to get the latest-and-greatest, newest thing on the market – a new gadget, new…(Read More)

I just received an email from a gentleman I spoke with at the Houston Marathon Expo, let’s call him “Sam.” He was running the Houston Marathon as an “early” race in his season. Sam’s PR was 3:25 a few years ago, and he had been running 3:40+ lately. He was expecting…(Read More)

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)

Fall Marathon? Practice Now!


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)

Breakfast the morning of a race can be a challenge. Nerves are going. Stomach is queasy. You are checking all of your gear for what seems like (and may be) the millionth time. And, I’m saying you need to eat some breakfast, too. Yup, breakfast. Breakfast the morning of the race is important to…(Read More)

The triathlon and running season is heating up here in Houston and around the country. If you are competing or doing races of any significant length this year, you need to plan how you will fuel your body during the event. What you do depends on the length of the event. For a 5K you…(Read More)

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