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Don't miss my next Facebook live chat - Top 10 nutrition tips for athletes

You are invited to attend my "Top 10 nutrition tips for athletes" presentation, on  March 6th, 2017 from 7:00-8:00 pm EST. This is a FREE presentation for all fitness levels. Are you bummed that you are not local and can't attend? Well, not to worry! This is a Facebook live chat so yes, I will be live, you don't need to show up to the store and you can watch it from anywhere in the world! This also means that you can ask me questions anytime  during my presentation. No matter what you are doing, you can "join in" on this interactive nutrition presentation. To access the live discussion, just refresh the Run In Facebook page at 7:00 pm and turn up your volume. I will be speaking and my friend Dane (manager of the store), will be alongside me to read off the questions from the comment section as they roll in. For the presentation, I will be discussing:  How to organize your diet as an athlete Incorporating whole grains into your diet Daily hydrati

Athlete Spotlight: Nicole Manning - Balancing triathlon training, a social life and a High School education.

Name : Nicole Manning Age:  17  City/State: McLean, VA Primary sport : Triathlon How many years in the sport: One year What Trimarni services have you used: Nutrition consult , sweat testing -----------------------------------------------------------------                                                   Describe your athletic background and how you discovered your current sport? Growing up I swam competitively and played a little water polo, but swimming was my main focus. I would say that I was a decent swimmer. I was pretty involved in athletics in middle school, but running was not something I enjoyed -- I would do anything to avoid it! A common phrase for me was "I do not run!" When I started specific strength training for my swimming soon after I began high school, I started working with a triathlon coach (my now tri coach). Swimming was going pretty well for me, but I hadn't reached a level I was hoping to attain. I knew t

Too focused on race weight?

Picture source Are you counting down the weeks until your first triathlon race of the upcoming season? I am itching to race!! As it relates to athletic performance, changing body composition will only offer a performance advantage if goals and methods are appropriately established. With many attractive approaches for fat loss, triathletes should be cautious of weight loss strategies that promote quick results as there is great risk for losing lean tissue, bone mass or gaining body fat, lingering fatigue, illness, injury, compromised recovery and performance decline.  Additionally, a weight reduction program may trigger disordered eating habits, paving the way to an eating disorder.  Typically, low energy availability occurs when athletes consumes less than 30 calories per kilogram of fat free mass per day. For women to stay in good metabolic and hormonal health, this number is typically around 45 calories per kg of fat free mass per day. I'd like to think that ever

A training weekend to remember - be proud of your accomplishments

It's crazy to think that this is my 11th year of endurance triathlon racing and for the last five years, I have been sharing it with Karel as my training partner. We have had highs and we have had lows but that's all to be expected when you are a competitive athlete, always wanting to give your best, stretch your comfort zone and push your limits.  Over the past few years, I have learned that it requires a lot of work and time to see performance improvements, so I am never quick to assume that my training is or isn't working. I continue to focus on the process and with so much gratitude to my strong and healthy body, no workout is taken for granted. Some workouts are so-so, some I want to quickly forget and others go into my memory bank to be remembered on race day.  I've also learned that time goals, paces and watts are not worth chasing nor is a specific body image, but instead, I must continuously focus on something more subjective and meaningful to keep