On Episode 14 of the Final Surge Podcast we have Chris Newport of The Endurance Edge. Chris is a triathlete, coach, and a registered dietician. In this episode, we are going to talk about fueling, recovery, and hydration.
Note: Since recording this podcast, the name of Chris’ company was renamed from The Everyday Athlete Matters to The Endurance Edge.
How did you get your start in running and endurance sports?
Did you go through Team In Training as a coach or as a participant?
What type of athletes are you training? What is the demographic of your athlete?
You do a lot with sports nutrition. What are the biggest mistakes you see endurance athletes make?
Great breakdown on hydration, but if you had someone who could not afford to get tested, what general hydration advice would you have?
There is a common formula for hydration, take body weight in pounds, divide in half and that is a general amount of ounces you should be drinking a day. Do you teach that formula?
Your focus is on working with everyday athletes. Are there differences for what a housewife who loves to run and is trying to run a slightly better 5k time should be eating compared to what someone training for a 10-hour Ironman or a 3-hour marathon should be doing?
Do you have any thoughts on carb loading versus fat burning for varying distances such as 5k and marathon?
For fat burning, what do you recommend people do to enhance their fat burning ability?
Let’s talk pre-exercise eating on training days. The housewife wakes up at 5am to get in her 45-minute run, what should she be eating before her run?
What about post-race? I tell my high school kids that milk is always great because it has both whey and casein. What do you recommend for post-workout recovery?
I noticed on your website you do sweat and metabolic testing. Can you tell us how that works and what you are finding out about the athletes you are testing?
With people that you are testing, are you finding any common occurrences such as most people are taking in too many carbs or anything like that?
You mentioned The Everyday Athlete Matters (now called The Endurance Edge). Are any of them internet-only clients or are you meeting with all of them in-person?
How are you using Final Surge with your clients and what are you tracking with them?
Rapid Fire… 5 questions in under 1 minute
Favorite running book?
Current trainers you are wearing?
Favorite recovery meal or recovery drink?
Your favorite piece of running equipment that is not your shoes?
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