On July 20th, 2019, I competed in the Xterra Mountain Championships held at the Beaver Creek Resort in Avon, CO. This was my 5th time doing this race but I was still a little nervous as it is a very challenging course and I felt I had a shot at a podium spot.Read More
What’s for dinner???
If that question makes you feel stressed or frustrated, you need help with meal planning.
Meal planning is probably one of the most important things you can do to get ready for your big A race. This is especially true if you are training for a half or full Ironman because your free time becomes almost negligible the closer you get to your race.Read More
You have probably heard about the supposed health benefits of bone broth. It has become popular among triathletes for providing collagen, an important protein in the body, but is it really the newest super food to speed recovery, relieve aching joints and strengthen the immune system?Read More
For many triathletes, this is the time of year when we are building our base training. However, there’s one thing we should do before getting too far into our training plans: fitness testing.Read More
I do not like to run 5k’s. I am a (slow) distance runner and pushing myself to run fast is not my idea of a good run.Read More
Sometimes real food can have similar or better effects on performance than fancy-schmancy powders and pills!Read More
Many athletes try dieting during the off-season to avoid weight gain now that their training load has decreased. While this may work for a few days, inevitably, life happens. At a holiday party the yummy fare becomes too tempting and suddenly you’re binge-eating. Strictly limiting your calories and denying yourself what you crave almost always leads to over-eating at a time when the extra calories are not burned off training, but instead head straight for your hips and waist.Read More
Quick, easy recipe for pre- or post-workout snack!Read More
There’s a plethora of sports drinks on the market, and you’d have to be living under a rock not to know it. But are they really necessary? Do they deliver on what they promise? And is it possible to make your own sports drink for a lot less money?Read More
What you eat or don't eat on race day can mean the difference between a PR and bad experience. While there is no one perfect diet or race nutrition plan that works for everyone, there are three science-based facts about race nutrition that are important to understand.
Kurt and I had a chance last weekend to pre-ride the bike course that we will use in our off-road training camp July 20 - 22 and wow! It is awesome!Read More
Most of you know that you need some kind of recovery drink or snack after a hard workout. However, you may not know why it’s necessary and/or what to eat or drink.Read More
You’re headed out for a 3 hour ride and you’re wondering whether to take a banana or extra sport drink for added energy. Which one is better?
One of the best parts of my job as a sports dietitian is sifting through new products for endurance athletes and evaluating their claims as facts or fiction.Read More
Lory Xterra off-road triathlon takes place in Lory state park which is west of Ft Collins, CO. The swim occurs in Horsetooth Reservoir, which borders Lory State Park on the east. Lori State Park is multi-use with hikers, bikers, horseback riders, and boaters using the park.
Too. Damn. HOT. That's all I can say.
Nah, I can say a lot more and if you want to learn from my experience, read on.Read More
Commercially-made sports drinks are expensive! You can easily make your own and save a lot of money.Read More
Stop stressing about how many laps and miles you are logging and focus on how good it feels to just be training.Read More
Kurt qualified for the Xterra World Championship in Maui!Read More