Nutrition for Endurance Athletes: Perspectives from a Sports Dietitian and Professional Athlete

Nutrition for Endurance Athletes: Perspectives from a Sports Dietitian and Professional Athlete Webinar

This webinar will educate RDNs on how to meet the nutritional demands of endurance athletes.

  • Release Date: May 16, 2019
  • SKU LONEA516
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This webinar was presented live May 16, 2019

Endurance sports ranging from half marathons to IRONMAN Triathlons and ultra-distance running are a growing interest nationally. Athletes are recognizing the nutritional demands required to conquer their desired races, increasing the demand for high quality sports dietitians for support.

This webinar will provide the athlete and coach's perspective, discussing periodization of training endurance athletes including common types of training sessions and the goals related to each. The presentation will cover challenges unique to various races, how fueling options are carried, and the art of finding the right nutrition plan for each athlete. Speakers will discuss day-to-day fueling demands for the build up to race day. Attendees will learn common fueling mistakes, causes of fatigue and performance, and potential resolutions for these. Carbohydrate loading and pre-race nutrition along with race day hydration, fueling, and supplementation practices will also be covered.

  • CPEU: 1.0

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify nutritional factors associated with fatigue and poor performance
  2. Create an evidenced based nutrition plan for endurance athletes before and during a race
  3. Describe the differences between different types of endurance athletes and their needs


Brett Singer, MS, RD, CSSD, LD

Singer holds a BS in nutrition from Texas Christian University and an MS in Nutrition from Texas Woman's University. Currently, he is a sports dietitian and counsels athletes of all sports and levels. He has also served as the sports dietitian at Houston Baptist University, Sugar Land Skeeters Baseball, Athlete Training and Health NFL Combine and Pro Day Camp, and as a consulting dietitian for Gatorade Sports Science Institute. Singer is an adjunct professor in the Master of Athletic Training Program at University of Houston.

Kelly Handel, Professional Athlete and Endurance Coach

Handel is a professional triathlete with 15 years of experience ranging from ITU (Olympic format) to long distance, having raced Ironman Hawaii five times. Career highlights include Ironman Texas champion in 2014 (8:54), multiple podium finishes at Ironman distance (having raced 17 Ironmans) and a 10x Half-Ironman distance champion. She swam at University of Illinois while earning a degree in Kinesiology. Additionally, she has coached athletes of all abilities since 2005.

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  • Release Date: May 16, 2019
  • SKU LONEA516