The Athlete's Kitchen - Nancy Clark

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Eating for Endurance: Strategies for Extraordinary Athletes

Some of us are just ordinary mortals. We enjoy a daily 3 mile run, workout at the gym for 45 minutes, play volleyball once a week at the the Y. Others of us are extraordinary athletes -- cyclists preparing for a double century ride (200 miles), triathletes in training for an Ironman (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run), mountain marathoners spending hours running up and down hills in preparation for a race.

As a sports nutritionist, I marvel at the number of people who push themselves to the limit. But I am dismayed at how many fail to make nutrition an integral part of their training program. They get their training down pat but miss an important link--fueling well. My job is to help these athletes optimize their eating despite their busy lifestyle.

If you have high expectations from your body, this article can help you fuel at your best, so you can train at your best, so you can compete at your best. The information can also help ordinary exercisers who struggle to find energy to simply survive this marathon called life. [.....]

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date: January 10, 2005

Nancy Clark

Nancy Clark, MS, RD, an internationally known sports nutritionist and nutrition author, is a registered dietitian (RD) who specializes in nutrition for exercise, health and the nutritional management of eating disorders.

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Nancy Clark, MS, RD, an internationally known sports nutritionist and nutrition author, is a registered dietitian (RD) who specializes in nutrition for exercise, health and the nutritional management of eating disorders.

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