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Leadville Trail 100 MTB – Athlete Interview

This week I bring to you an interview with a very special athlete, my husband, on his experience from the Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race last year.  We recorded our interview for your listening pleasure. Please be kind to our low budget chat, I am no...

NSAIDs & Athletes

NSAIDs. What are they and should athletes be using them? Are there risks, should you swear them off? These might be questions that you have never asked yourself.  Many athletes trust them to be safe and even find them helpful....

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...
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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