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Nutrition for Better Sleep

Many athletes have Type-A personalities and are always striving to achieve more. Sometimes that drive for more can come at the expense of sleep. There was a time when it was trendy to sleep as little as possible, but that time has passed. Think of sleep as a reset...

Wearables & You

Improvements in sports performance have become seemingly more accessible and transformative with the advancement of wearable technology. There are new devices hitting the market every day, tracking pretty much anything you want. I value the power of this type of...

Marathon Nutrition Tips

At this very moment, someone, somewhere is training for a marathon. The marathon is often the gateway to a lifetime love of endurance events for many people. I have found that the folks who continue down this path are the ones who get their nutrition figured out,...

Life Update from Nicci

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by.  Where Has Nicci Been? You may have noticed that over the past few years there hasn’t been a lot going on with my blog, website, or group programs. The reason for that came back in 2017 while working with a military special operations...

Sweat… It can break your race

I love the feeling of a good sweat, don’t you? I mean, when you have the intention of sweating, not when you are commuting on a blistering humid summer day and are sweating on the train platform in your work clothes thinking, "why did I even shower?" Earlier this year...

Sugar helps the pain stay away

Long hours on the bike can bring about pain and discomfort where your body contacts the saddle, you know ‘down there’. If this is you: logging long hours on the bike, sweating a lot, it’s necessary to take special care of that area which can easily get raw and harbor...

Blood monitoring with Athlete Blood Test

When you don’t know what’s happening in your body you can't make the best decisions to accelerate your performance. Every individual has different physiologic needs. Is your body responding well to your training plan? Can you be pushed harder? Do you need a rest week?...

The Good Bacteria

In the on-going quest for better health, a fitter body, and better performance knowing what to eat and when to eat it is great. Really great actually.  But even when you know what to do and put it into practice, how do you know if your body, your digestive system, is...

No sweat hydration plan

Can you can relate to my pain of training through the brutal heat this summer? Hooray for fall!   It felt like it came out of nowhere and then just smacked us down hard right through September.  It was a treat when I escaped to Seattle in August. I felt amazing...

You: 1 Cold Season: 0

I usually fly through winter feeling untouchable by the cold and flu season, feeling sorry for those affected by not just one but often two or three colds during this time. Unfortunately, this year I was not so lucky and had my first cold in a long time last week. I...
Wearables & You

Wearables & You

Improvements in sports performance have become seemingly more accessible and transformative with the advancement of wearable technology. There are new devices hitting the market every day, tracking pretty much anything you want. I value the power of this type of...

Life Update from Nicci

Life Update from Nicci

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by.  Where Has Nicci Been? You may have noticed that over the past few years there hasn’t been a lot going on with my blog, website, or group programs. The reason for that came back in 2017 while working with a military special operations...

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