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Fueled to Perform

by: Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RD

Use these 10 principles of nutritional strategy to help clients excel.

In the much-hyped Breaking2 event last spring, Nike®-sponsored elite marathoners tried to run the fastest-ever marathon, breaking the 2-hour threshold. Achieving such a feat—a 4:34-per-mile pace for 26.2 miles—would require extraordinary speed and stamina and exquisite attention to fueling and nutrition. Ultimately, Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge finished the Nike event in 2:00:25, a sliver short of his goal but still in record time—at a 4:36 pace!

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IDEA Fitness Journal, Volume 14, Issue 9

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About the Author

Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RD

Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RD IDEA Author/Presenter

Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RD is a board-certified pediatrician, registered dietitian, and ACE Health Coach. She is committed to providing evidence-based nutrition and fitness information to health professionals and consumers alike in a way that is logical, practical and directly applicable to readers’ lives. She has authored over 100 publications and book chapters, all which are based on the latest scientific evidence and presented in a manner that is easy-to-understand and apply. She is Director of Healthcare Solutions for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) having written the nutrition chapters for each of ACE’s textbooks, the ACE Fitness Nutrition Manual and Specialty Certification, and recorded several Webinars and online courses. Furthermore, as a spokesperson for ACE, the largest fitness certifying and advocacy organization in the country, she informs broadcast and print media outlets throughout the U.S. on pertinent nutrition and fitness issues. She is author '"Eat Your Vegetables!" and other mistakes parents make: Redefining How to Raise Healthy Eaters'. She presented a similar topic at IDEA World 2009; the video is available for purchase through IDEA. Certifications: ACE, ACSM and NSCA