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Category Archives: Sports Nutrition Blog

All Carbs on Deck: Fuel Your Swim Right

May 15, 2017

Fueling for early morning or late-night swim workouts can be tricky as you strive to strike the right balance between timing and tolerance. Read my article posted on Ironman.com to obtain some tips as you prepare for your upcoming triathlon season. Fueling for the Swim I can also develop nutrition plans for your current triathlon  Continue Reading »

Join me at the 2017 Running Nutrition Summit!

May 5, 2017

The summit is a free online event, and I’ll be speaking this Sunday, May 7th. The summit has gathered 15 experts in nutrition (including yours truly) to teach you how to structure and execute the perfect nutrition plan for your running. During the summit, you’ll learn how to find the nutrition plan that fits your  Continue Reading »

To Gluten or Not to Gluten for Athletic Performance

September 25, 2016

Demystifying the gluten spectrum, food sensitivities, and food in tolerances It seems that there is always another high profile athlete adopting a gluten free diet and experiencing an improvement in performance, and/or relief from some energy draining symptoms that affect recovery. Certainly there are athletes that legitimately have celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, food allergies,  Continue Reading »

Calculate Your Sweat Rate- not too much and not too little

June 1, 2016

Every IRONMAN competitor anticipates, experiments, and maybe stresses a bit (or a lot) about race day nutrition, starting with the foundation of fluid replacement. They appreciate that dehydration can slow you down, wreak havoc with your gastrointestinal system, and lead to overheating. On the flip side, over hydrating increases your risk for developing exercise associated  Continue Reading »

The Dangers of Underfueling

May 29, 2016

It starts well intentioned and innocently enough: You want to drop a few pounds and get leaner for the upcoming triathlon season. You are focused—keeping an eye on your calorie intake and planning to continue on this path as you approach longer and harder workouts. But then a funny thing happens and you start to  Continue Reading »

Got Thirst? How does the desire to drink fit into an endurance athlete’s race nutrition plan?

July 22, 2015

You have spent months preparing for a marathon, ironman race, and cycling event or race- is relying on thirst enough to perform your best? Recently the third International Exercise-Associated Hyponatremia (EAH) Consensus Development Conference published an updated consensus statement. The Consensus Panel’s goal is to prevent EAH as this condition, in  which blood sodium levels  Continue Reading »

Nutrient Targets: Webinar for USAT Member, Coaches, and Race Directors

June 22, 2015

Monique Ryan, MS, RDN, CSSD to present USAT Webinar on Wednesday June 24th at 3 pm MT. Nutrients timing is essential to the triathlete in order to complete high quality workouts and achieve optimal recovery. Attend a webinar describing the best proven nutrient timing essentials for workouts and recovery presented by the author of “Sports  Continue Reading »

Ironman Announces Launch of Ironman University

June 16, 2015

Monique Ryan, MS, RDN, LDN, CSSD is a Subject Matter Expert for Ironman™ University and the Upcoming Ironman™ Coaching Certification! Endurance athletes and coaches, please check out the Ironman™ website to learn more about the recent launch of Ironman™ University. Ironman™ University is a new and innovative on-line education and certification platform that will offer instruction  Continue Reading »

National Running Day + National Trails Day = 25% OFF all trail books from VeloPress!

June 3, 2015

Purchase Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes, 3rd edition for 25% off Wednesday through Saturday. This comprehensive books outlines everything you need to know to optimize your nutrition for trail running and trail biking. Learn more about pre-exercise fueling, how to hydrate and fuel on the trail, and the best recovery nutrition strategies so that you  Continue Reading »

Skipping Breakfast Before Your Workout- Does it help you lose weight?

December 4, 2014

Many athletes and adults interested in body fat loss believe that early morning exercise in the fasted state (no pre-exercise breakfast) can accelerate the loss of body fat beyond that of cutting back on calories for the day or the week. A recent study compared changes in both fat and fat-free mass in young women following  Continue Reading »