The Grand Reveal

Saturday morning, I had the opportunity to retest my FTP. It is no surprise to me that after about 1 ½ months off from consistent riding, my FTP dropped 6 watts. While it is a bummer, it was expected. Nutrition Leading to the Test Breakfast – Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread (a treat curiously of my... Continue Reading →

Moving on Up in Watts/Kg

My FTP Journey Continues Last week, I did it again! While it wasn’t a huge jump like the last two times, my FTP still increased 2 watts. I am now 3.3 watts/kg. Oh my, the workouts have hit a new level of challenging, that’s for sure! As I write about the adventure, I am so... Continue Reading →

FTP Test – 15 watt increase!

This is the look of a surprised and stoked triathlete! This week, I set a new PR on the bike hitting 3.29watts/kg. I have never been this strong and am pretty excited with the progress. My husband wants me to shoot for 4watts/kg so we will see where this journey takes me. Throughout all my... Continue Reading →

Be the Light!

Our entire world has been severely impacted by COVID-19. Not only, have many individuals lost their lives, but businesses have closed, people have lost their jobs and it will be years before our economy rebounds.   As I sit here today thinking about what positive light I could share on my community, I turn back... Continue Reading →

Ironman 70.3 Texas – Nutrition Tips

This weekend many of my friends are racing Ironman 70.3 Texas in Galveston! The weather looks great, sunny and warm. Last year, the weather took many by surprise as a cold front blew in and almost froze everyone. So if you are racing, even though the forecast looks warm, I would recommend taking gear for... Continue Reading →

Common Mishaps of Athletes

There are so many thoughts about food and fitness. Below I want to clear up a few of the common mistakes I hear athletes making. Eat Food You Train on Anytime – Training food is meant for training. If you use a bar on the bike as a fuel source, limit the consumption of that... Continue Reading →

Fine-Tuning Your Fuel

Many athletes are in full force with training and race events this summer and upcoming fall. Race nutrition is so important and can make or break an event. I am a 2x Ironman and a Dietitian and am still tweaking my nutrition. Today, I want to discuss a few tips for race nutrition based on... Continue Reading →

On the Verge of Burnout

Preventing Overtraining Through Nutrition & Lifestyle Overtraining Syndrome (OTS) can be detrimental to your training and success at an athlete. Last week, I discussed several hypotheses that can contribute to OTS. Today, I want to discuss several tips that can help prevent OTS. Sleep Research has shown that 7-9 hours of sleep a night is... Continue Reading →

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