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Endurance Warrior: Christina Schrenkengaust RD, CSSD

Endurance Warrior: Christina Schrenkengaust RD, CSSD

In Episode 4 we introduce Christina Schrenkengaust a U.S. Navy sports dietitian, and endurance warrior. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Christina found her way into the Navy as a dietitian through Air Force Reserve Officer Training (ROTC) at St. Louis University. Looking for a big challenge while in college, Christina ran her first marathon and found her love for endurance sports. After several years of racing, and big career moves she began triathlon in 2012 while stationed in Sicily, Italy. 

Building a Performance Meal Plan

Show Notes:

If you've ever tried the daunting task of creating a meal plan for an entire week, you know the pain involved. In this episode Ken Roberts, MA, NDTR, CPT and his co-host, Jess Moura, MS, RD, CSSD build on the concepts of Performance Plates, by explaining how to build a week of meals based on the types and intensity of your training. 

One might ask, what is a light training session, what’s a moderate training session, and what is a heavy or hard training session. If you’re doing endurance training, swimming, cycling, running, triathlon, etc. than follow this guideline for labeling the intensity of your workouts:

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If your training session is resistance training, such as body weight exercises, lifting weights, or working power based movements then we would classify the workouts as strength and power, and then define the intensity of Light, Moderate, and Heavy or hard training as such:


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In the example below we color code the Hard training session and Hard Athlete Plate to be Orange, Moderate with Yellow, and easy with Green. One might also have a Hard Athlete’s Performance Plate on the Sunday prior to Monday morning’s hard strength session.

Our template below reflects a potentially multisport athlete in the off-season, but it could be adapted for any athlete of any sport. The concept is understanding what requires the various composition of your meals based on the timing of your workouts, and their duration and intensity.

Meal Plan Template

Meal Plan Template

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Episode 7: Vision and Focus to Motivate You

Episode 7: Vision and Focus to Motivate You

Originally from East St. Louis, Morgon joined the Marine Corps in 1998. In 2011, Morgon deployed to Afghanistan and found his purpose. He was determined to show the world there are options, and to teach people to believe in themselves. Listen to Morgon's story as he describes the journey that led to Latitude Pure Coaching, and the hundreds of people he's positively influenced over the years.

Episode 6: Finding Purpose in Serving Others

Episode 6: Finding Purpose in Serving Others

Sometimes, who we thought we were, great though it was requires a catalyst to prepare us for something much greater. Ken spent 21 years in the Marine Corps in some of the most prestigious leadership positions. He worked hard, provided a great example for others, and his family to then have it all end. Listen to Ken’s story on how a single moment in time pushed him into the humble and amazing man he is today as part of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in North Carolina.

Episode 5: Type 2 Diabetes and the road to World's Toughest Mudder

Show Notes:

Edward is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Gulf War. After separating from military service in 1992, Edward describes he had a 15 year lazy period. In 2004-2005 he was told he had high blood pressure, high triglycerides, and high cholesterol. By 2007, Edward was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Edward describes the moments that led to him needing to take care of himself. 

He found Tough Mudder in October of 2014, and has been hooked since. Listen to his story leading up to multiple Tough Mudders, half marathons, and the lifestyle changes that brought him to competing in the World's Toughest Mudder; a 24-hour non-stop obstacle course race.

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Episode 4: Diabetes and Sports

Show Notes:

Interview with US Army veteran Sean Walsh. Sean talks about his time in the military, challenges he faced when diagnosed with diabetes, and his work and life as a triathlete. Listen in to hear Sean's story.

 

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Episode 3: Work Life Balance

Show Notes:

Interview with Army veteran, Alexandra Michael. Alex is currently pursuing her PhD in nursing. She’s an Army spouse, mother of two, and an endurance athlete who is a part of US Military Endurance Sports (USMES) and Wear Blue: Run to Remember. Listen in and hear her story on how she balanced career, education, parenthood, and athletics.  

 

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Episode 2: Finding Your Community

Interview with Marine Corps veteran, Tom Hamilton. Tom spent 22 years in the Marine Corps, which consisted of many years in the infantry, time as Drill Instructor, and First Sergeant. His story is similar to so many others, and yet cannot be told enough. Tom was a war fighter and martial artist, but also fought many demons mentally.