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Having battled with inconsistency and poor performance due to health issues related to my nutrition – I sought the help of the team at Nutrition Strategies after having met Steph personally and by the recommendation of several of my running friends. The positive improvement I’ve seen in the last 3 months alone has been truly eye-opening, and things are only getting better as I progress further. My training is consistent and I feel healthy and energetic – which is all translating into me performing better!
After hearing so many positives from training buddies about Steph and nutrition strategies, I jumped at the opportunity to have a chat to her when we met on a hill run.
I told her about iron5for55, my goal to do 5 Ironman and raise $55,000 for cancer research. I explained how I was a bit worried about how I would cope with 5 Ironman in just over 8 months. I had set the task of not only competing in the 5 but to try and win each one and set course records for my age group. This was to get people interested in following me and guessing my finishing times for each leg to raise the $55,000.
To pull this off I had to make sure I was eating and recovering properly and that’s where Steph’s expertise came in. I was very surprised when we went through a detailed analysis of my nutrition; I was consuming too much protein. Steph put together a very detailed plan to get me in peak condition before I started iron5for55. I also needed to make sure I recovered well in between each Ironman. I had only 3 weeks between Port Mac and Cairns Ironman, so Steph worked out a detailed recovery plan as well.
Another issue that I needed to sort out was how to keep my nutrition down. As I aged, my stomach didn’t like what I was normally consuming in races anymore; it kept coming up on the run and even on the bike in some races. Steph put me onto a custom blend called Infinit nutrition, made here in Australia. I completed all the 5 Ironman using a blend that gave me 90 percent carbs. I put 10 scoops into 1 bottle and that was all I needed on the bike, it was so convenient and simple. No more mess and rubbish to worry about. On the run I would take a flask of Napalm, another blend from Infinit, and drink coke as well. Steph’s advice certainly helped me win the 5 Ironman and I did manage to set 4 course records. Hawaii turned on a typical hot and windy day and kept me from setting the course record.
I continue to work with Steph, things do change as scientific research and nutrition advances are made. I too have changed; well the mirror is showing the wrinkles but the body is still going strong and I am still setting PBs thanks to Steph’s advice. You can teach old dogs new tricks – if the person you see has the knowledge and knows how to train stubborn triathletes. Thanks Steph; your expert advice and friendly nature have certainly helped me achieve things I even thought were a bit unrealistic at times. So in closing, don’t just think about it, do it, give Nutrition Strategies a call and changes will be made.
I am extremely excited to now have Stephanie in my corner helping me work on this key area of my performance as I work towards the 161km Ultra Trail Mt Fuji in April and beyond.
“Stephanie, with her business Nutrition Strategies, has been the biggest influence on how my views on my diet have changed…”
“I was instantly impressed with Steph’s professionalism and knowledge.” “Steph is engaging, meticulous and above all passionate about assisting athletes to maximise their performance.”
“I am a vegetarian, and I am happy to be able to work with Nutrition Strategies in building my nutrition knowledge to ensure I am well prepared nutritionally for both regular training and competitions.”
“I had never really considered nutrition, until I met Stephanie, and with the help of Nutrition Strategies, I am incredibly excited to learn that my running could improve with the right fuels.”
“Steph is extremely knowledgeable about sports and specifically gut nutrition and is an excellent motivator.” “I would highly recommend working with Steph if you want to improve your nutrition and achieve your sporting goals.”
“I thought I would learn a little, but in fact I learned a lot. I found Stephanie interested in my training times, fluid and weight loss, and intake, and that she always responded quickly with a slightly tweaked plan for next time.”
“Steph’s confidence, professionalism and encouragement in my ability to complete the ultra marathon far surpassed what I would expect.”
“Thanku so much for ur help so far.” “I just felt really light and not queasy at all from the start of the run til the end. No stomach issues at all!!”
“The advice and plans Steph gave me were amazing. My energy levels improved my perfomance improved and I felt stronger than ever. The advice Steph gave me for my nutrition whilst training was so comprehensive and easy to follow and undertand.”
“I recently met with Steph at Nutrition Strategies after she was highly recommended by a training buddy. Steph is very passionate about what she does which is reflected in her wealth of knowledge, professionalism and superior communicating skills. She is a top endurance athlete and has the first hand experience of how important nutrition is in training and racing.”
“Steph started giving me advice during our long runs in preparation for the The North Face 100 (2012). Steph’s advice was invaluable in getting me through the event comfortably. I am now a convert. I continue to run ultramarathons and I am constantly surprised by how ambitious I can be with good nutritional advice.”