Wednesday, March 18, 2015


Like any race prep, nutrition needs planning as well.  How do you know that you are getting enough Carbohydrates, Protein and Fats (vitamins/minerals) to fuel your body and recover from training and racing?   One way to find out is to see a Nutritionist, like myself.

Otherwise, a good starting point is as follows:

Take your weight, add a 0 at the end.  Add 5-10 calories for every minute of exercise you do.


1.  I weight 120 lbs;  Add 0 at the end = 1200 calories (Basic Metabolic Rate Needs)

2.  Add 7 calories for 60 minutes of easy/moderate effort run = 420 calories

3.  Add the two together:  1200 + 420 = 1620 calories

Therefore, on this day, my caloric needs are 1620 calories.

Other factors are involved, but for a healthy, active adult, this is a simple way to calculate your caloric needs.

Take away point: Be sure to adjust on off days/off seasons.  

Happy Healthy Eating!

 - Chantal

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The hills today weren't massive, but as I pulled my 3 year old and chariot (~40+ lbs) over the hills and valleys of Duntroon Highlands, I couldn't help but think how strong this cross country skate skiing is making me for mountains of  Bighorn 100 and the Golden Ultra.  #stronglegs #determinedmom

Join me at the Golden Ultra and use "GoldenDays" for a 5% discount code when registering.  It's going to be an epic race!!

Also, be sure to follow me on facebook!!

- Chantal

Friday, March 6, 2015

Trying something new here!  Be sure to check often for more of my "Tips of the Trade".  The life and tribulations of an running, working mom!

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