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Ep. 69: Performance Nutrition for Ultrarunners with Julie Shobe, MS RD

The Eat for Endurance Podcast Interview on performance nutrition for ultrarunners

Welcome to episode 69 of the Eat for Endurance podcast! Today’s topic is Performance Nutrition for Ultrarunners, and features fellow Dietitian and ultrarunner, Julie Shobe MS RD. Julie and I cover the building blocks to creating a successful race day nutrition plan, such as:

  • Hourly carb and protein goals during long training runs and ultra races

  • Popular sports nutrition products and foods that you can incorporate into your plan

  • How to train the gut to reach recommended carb and protein amounts per hour

  • How to identify and hit individualized fluid and sodium targets

  • How to incorporate caffeine into your fueling plan based on race distance

  • How to prevent GI issues on long training runs and on race day

  • Other nutrition considerations (extreme temperatures, altitude, stage races, etc)

We also occasionally stop to compare notes and approaches as Sports Dietitians, which often is one of my favorite parts about having my colleagues on the show. There are a lot of recommendations in here that can be used more broadly for endurance athletes, but this episode really is for all my ultrarunners out there. I hope you find it helpful, and if you have any follow up questions, please do not hesitate to reach out (!


Disclaimer – all information provided is for educational and entertainment purposes only and is in no way meant to replace individual medical and nutrition recommendations.


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