Category: Marathon Training
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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


An in-depth, 4-week reverse dieting course for women who feel like their metabolism has slowed down, think they might have hormonal imbalance and can’t lose weight no matter what they do.

Preventing the ”˜Marathon Sniffles’

Another interesting presentation that I heard at the Dole Healthy Lifestyles Blogger Summit last week was given by Dr. David Nieman, Director of Human Performance Labs at Appalachian State University, about Immunonutrition Support for Athletes. Immunonutrition? Say what?!? Dr. Nieman’s


New York City Marathon Recap

Sit back and relax. This post is going to be a long one. Mal and I eventually made it to New York City around 2:30 on Saturday afternoon. We quickly checked into our hotel room and then jumped in a


I Run Because I Can

Three weeks ago, I waited in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park with about 200 other runners to start our 20-mile training run into Manhattan, which, for me, was the longest of my preparations for the New York City Marathon. As I stood


Getting Psyched for NYCM

The New York City Marathon is just 10 days away. Yikes! Obviously, I’m freaking the f out nervous, but I’m also getting really excited for it. From what I hear, it’s not just a marathon; it’s an experience. Last night,


Run and Done

Wahoo! Twenty miles run and done! Theodora and I rocked our 20-mile long run this morning. Surprisingly, it wasn’t all that bad either. (Who says that about 20 miles?!? Crazy people. That’s who.) Hey, nice shirt, Theodora. I woke up


All Business

I was all business this morning. I wasn’t planning to do my long run until tomorrow morning, but then I realized that I needed to drop Murphy off at my sister’s house for the weekend, which will probably take me


Training & Cravings

Last week, I received an email from a reader asking for suggestions with how to deal with her cravings during marathon training: I am writing because I read that you gained weight while training for a marathon. While I know I’ve


My Kind of Marathon Training

Yesterday was quite the day. I ran 18 miles and then spent the rest of the afternoon drinking, which seems to happen quite often during my marathon training. It was pouring rain when I woke up, so I considered moving


Torn Over Training Plans

Ok, friends, let’s get right to it! Eats first and then some marathon talk. Snack My breakfast didn’t do a great job of holding me over until lunchtime, so I snacked on a very ripe peach around 10:30 AM. Boy,


In My Shoes

PLEASE NOTE: SmartCoach Plus believes the plan you have selected is not sufficient to prepare you for the Marathon. Please consider choosing a different race that will give you more training time. If you decide to enter this race, run


Protein Pancakes

Good morning! 😎 Last night at dinner, either Brittany or Sarah mentioned that they add protein powder to their pancakes. What a great idea! Ever since I started training for the New York City Marathon and read over my Marathon


Marathon Fueling Q & A

Remember when I asked you guys if you had questions for Lauren Antonucci from Team for Kids about marathon training and fueling? Well, I gathered up your questions, sent them to her, and she replied to them. Check out Lauren’s responses


Training Schedule

I’m training for the P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon on Sunday, January 16, 2011 with Team in Training. Running a marathon is a life long goal for me, so raising money to support an organization like Team in Training is just



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