Nutrition + Running….BOOM!

When my running took a slower turn in my early 40’s I thought it was the final slowdown – we all get older and we all slow down….  In 2013 my wife said: “Nick, you’re just getting old”.  And you know what, it made sense…. my times had steadily gotten slower and I was trying to run more miles and more races….and nothing was working !!!

Flip forward to November 2013.  My friend posted her before and after weight loss post on Facebook.  I posted back – wow, how did you do it?  She said a word I had never heard before – Isagenix.   She then said that it could help me as an athlete.  Honestly, here I am at 145 lbs, saying…there’s no way I’m using a weight loss product to lose weight.  She explained that it was not a weight loss product – it is a nutritional system for everyone.  I then proceeded to talk to many people, most of whom had never heard of the system either.  My chiropractor and my personal trainer convinced me to try it and I jumped in.

Fast forward to April 2014 and I ran 18:58 in a 5K, 45 sec faster than I had run it in 18 mo.  Then I ran my 3rd fastest marathon 2 weeks later in Providence, RI.  A year later I ran my fastest Boston.  Then I ran my fastest 20K and 1/2 marathons in my life in September 2015 and March 2016, respectively.  And finally last week I ran my fastest 5K in 5 years – 18:43.  (Note added Dec 2016 – I ran 18:24 on December 4 and my 3rd fastest marathon in October [3:21])   I can tell everyone with conviction that this system made me a better runner and athlete.   I have also started strength training and this has allowed me to run fewer miles – with confidence I ran my fewest miles since 1998 in 2016 – with better results.  I can’t tell you how excited I am – it has been years since I have felt such energy and running is fun again….well, even more fun than in years…almost like college….haha

These are facts – I can’t change them – you can look up my running times on the various web sites. The best thing is that, as a running coach, I can help every single runner with their nutrition and that will, in turn, put them in a better position to succeed.

My questions to all runners is then – what are you willing to do to get better?  And, how can I help you?

Are you ready?   Running & Nutrition Tips…..

#nutrition #running #athlete #noexcuses





2 thoughts on “Nutrition + Running….BOOM!

  1. There are no shortcuts. A good diet with lots of fruits and vegetables, minimal processed foods, and smarter training will do the trick. I believe what slows most people down is running their recovery, easy, and long runs too fast. Slowing down will improve your aerobic system and lead to faster times in all distances. As a bonus you will lose weight which will also lead to faster times.

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  2. I’ve fairly recently turned 40 and have seen my times slow down (even when running my easy and long runs at a lower HR). Perhaps if I follow your lead a similar thing would happen to me.

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