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Sports are soooo body conscious these days. Let’s face it – the tiny shorts (or not so tiny) runners wear and the spandex triathletes wear (among other athletes) are not very forgiving. Honestly, most people don’t look good in wetsuits – even a lot of the pros. Most athletes have body composition goals or a…(Read More)

This story is aimed at the ladies. Guys, you can feel free to tune in to the next post/newsletter. I know I missed National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October), but this is an issue that needs to be addressed. Ladies, you’ve got to protect the girls. By “girls” I mean your breasts. As…(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)

I Run Because. . .


When I started training for my first marathon in 2000, I was running with Theresa (who has become my closest friend over the many miles we’ve shared). We started talking about why we run. When she asked me my reason for running, I told her it was because I am blessed to be healthy…(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)

I had knee surgery last June and my rehab has been slower than expected. I have an entry for the New York Marathon in November and have been thinking about starting my training. Last week the UPS man delivered a package of motivation – he delivered my New York Marathon “In Training” shirt. Time to…(Read More)

It is heating up out there – both the weather and racing!  When planning your race nutrition and hydration, it is important to keep these two items separate. The first item is fuel. When you plan your race nutrition, there is a certain number of calories or grams of carbohydrates per hour that you aim…(Read More)

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