The Role of Nutrition in Training and Racing

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Brian Fancher Photography

Nutrition is a vital part of training and racing–you know that, I’m not stating anything new– but most people don’t really understand what that means and how nutrition can impact your performance. In fact proper nutrition is often one of the most overlooked disciplines in training. Athletes are more worried about the workout of the day, hitting different intervals, and working in their training around their busy lives. Eating before, during, and after working out is frequently forgotten. As busy people we might grab a ‘bar’ on the way out the door or eat fast food on the way to work or picking up the kids from activities. However, nutrition is a vital part of successful training and racing.

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Lessons From The Big Easy

This last weekend was one of amazing memories.  Not only did I have my first visit to New Orleans (which is my favorite city now), a special tripnola with my mom, but also spent time with some wonderful people and fellow runners.

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