From DNF to 70.3: One Woman's Journey During Menopause
Find Your Edge
by Chris Newport, MS, RDN, LDN, CISSN, EP
2w ago
 The latest episode of the Find Your Edge podcast features a heartwarming story of transformation, resilience, and community for one woman taking on triathlon later in life.  Meet Juli. Her son convinced her to do a pool sprint triathlon 4 years ago. As a runner, she didn't know much about the sport, and had a bit of a fear of swimming. Despite this, she stepped out of her comfort zone and discovered a new passion for triathlon. Again, with her son, she decided to train for Santa Cruz 70.3. She grew up there, so was familiar with that area. But without much swim training, she ended ..read more
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How to Start Running with Fleet Feet Raleigh
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by Chris Newport, RDN, CISSN, EP
1M ago
Coach Chris talks with Gina James and Sharon Kyner from Fleet Feet Raleigh and Morrisville. If you or someone you know is hesitant to start running, Gina and Sharon have some great tips and ideas to be a more confident, consistent runner or walker.  Sharon and Gina share their stories about how they got into running. Sharon, who started running at age 47, did her first 10K a year later with over 40,000 people and describes how she loves running regardless of how her times are "extremely mediocre."  Gina was convinced to run by her sister with the urge to teach people how to avoid th ..read more
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How to Choose the Right Running Shoes with Lee Welch of The Running PTs
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by Chris Newport, RDN, CISSN, EP
1M ago
Chris talks with Lee Welch, PT, DPT, OCS from The Running PTs to discuss how to choose the right running shoes. Lee discusses the typical injuries from having improper shoes, which generally affect the muscles that control the body in the transverse plane. They includes things like shin splints, peroneal issues, knee pain, and more. He also talks about the different foot types and how they may need more support. He mentions the importance of having your feet be resilient.  Having said that, he talks about the purpose of orthotics, like Superfeet, which are often used to control pronatio ..read more
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A Nutritionist's Supplement Strategy (+ how to decide if you should take them)
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by Chris Newport, MS, RDN, LDN, CISSN, EP
3M ago
Ever wondered what's inside a functional nutritionist's supplement cabinet? That's what we're cracking open today! I'll share my journey, woven with pearls of wisdom on when and how to take them as well as specific brands I use. This is for informational purposes only, and should not be constituted as medical nutrition therapy. You'll learn my justification behind my routine, as well as some of the my quirks.  Supplement strategies should be distinctly unique and tailored to individual needs. But remember, before you bolt to the nearest vitamin aisle, consult your healthcare provider ..read more
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Secrets to Successful Post-Race Triathlon Recovery
Find Your Edge
by Chris Newport, MS, RDN, LDN, CISSN, EP
4M ago
Ever wondered what to do immediately after crossing that finish line? This episode shares the secrets to a successful post-race recovery—everything from immediate actions to the importance of movement and how to best replenish your body. We discuss the ideal balance of carbs and protein to consume within 30 minutes, and even the surprising benefits of a post-race beer! Join us as we wrap up our podcast blitz and invite you to celebrate your accomplishment with the Endurance Edge team. We share our candid experiences with post-race food choices and explain why moderation, especially with alcoh ..read more
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Triathlon Ready for the Bike: Tips on Transition, Fueling & Pacing
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by Chris Newport, MS, RDN, LDN, CISSN, EP
4M ago
Welcome to day 3 of our podcast blitz leading up to Ironman North Carolina 70.3! This episode covers T1 and the bike portion of race day. We offer tips on a smart set up in transition, as well as gear suggestions for those cooler morning temperatures. Plus, we discuss hydration and nutrition strategies and appropriate pacing to lead into a good run. We also discuss safety, mechanical issues and tips as you head into T2.  Whether you're an Ironman newbie or a seasoned pro, this episode is packed with valuable advice to help you reach that finish line. Support the show ..read more
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Triathlon Ready for the Bike: Tips on Transition, Fueling & Pacing
Find Your Edge
by Chris Newport, MS, RDN, LDN, CISSN, EP
4M ago
Welcome to day 3 of our podcast blitz leading up to Ironman North Carolina 70.3! This episode covers T1 and the bike portion of race day. We offer tips on a smart set up in transition, as well as gear suggestions for those cooler morning temperatures. Plus, we discuss hydration and nutrition strategies and appropriate pacing to lead into a good run. We also discuss safety, mechanical issues and tips as you head into T2.  Whether you're an Ironman newbie or a seasoned pro, this episode is packed with valuable advice to help you reach that finish line. Support the show ..read more
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Mastering the Triathlon Swim: Gear, Mental Prep and Wetsuit Tips
Find Your Edge
by Chris Newport, MS, RDN, LDN, CISSN, EP
4M ago
So you're heading into race week, let's get prepared for the swim portion of your next triathlon as part of our 5 part podcast blitz! Coach Chris Newport offers tips on gear, swim strategy, sighting, drafting and more. We cover the importance of lubrication in key areas. Plus, we get real about swimming abilities, emphasizing the importance of positivity and breathing techniques. Plus, get some Ironman North Carolina specific tips for what to sight, how to get out of the water efficiently and where to remove your wetsuit. As for anti-chafing, we've partnered with 2Toms, who has an incredible ..read more
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Mastering the Triathlon Swim: Gear, Mental Prep and Wetsuit Tips
Find Your Edge
by Chris Newport, MS, RDN, LDN, CISSN, EP
4M ago
So you're heading into race week, let's get prepared for the swim portion of your next triathlon as part of our 5 part podcast blitz! Coach Chris Newport offers tips on gear, swim strategy, sighting, drafting and more. We cover the importance of lubrication in key areas. Plus, we get real about swimming abilities, emphasizing the importance of positivity and breathing techniques. Plus, get some Ironman North Carolina specific tips for what to sight, how to get out of the water efficiently and where to remove your wetsuit. Try 2Toms, as well as a nitrile glove, to apply it. It works wonders ..read more
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Essential Tips for Triathlon Race Week Readiness
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by Chris Newport, MS, RDN, LDN, CISSN, EP
4M ago
It's race week for Ironman North Carolina 70.3! Whether you're doing IMNC or not, Coach Chris shares her insights on pre-race preparation for triathlon – from the importance of tapering and testing your gear, to the value of quality sleep, healthy nutrition, and adequate hydration. Remember, this isn't the time to experiment with anything new. Rather, it’s about resting, recovering, and ensuring you're at your peak on the big day. As we edge closer to race day, we also delve into another crucial aspect - logistics. We'll share how keeping tabs on the weather, ensuring you have suitable gear ..read more
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