• Athlete's Plate

    The Athlete's Plate has the pleasure this week of creating a menu for Amanda from Runninghood.  I had not been to Amanda's site before and when Nora nominated her I was excited to be able to go to another blogger's site and learn. First few things I noticed about Amanda is that she is fast.  Don't believe me?  How about marathon times of 3:32 (Boston) and 3:22 (Napa Valley)!!!  That is some serious speed.  I also noticed that she is a mother of 3, and is currently sitting on 66 posts in 2010 and 66 ...

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I was recently approached about entering this sweepstakes and the opportunity to let you know about it.  I replied back, in typical New York fashion, with how did you get my name and email?  What is this about?  I could have just deleted it but, a chance to run with the vein (check out the pic on Beth's blog) and could not pass it up if there were even the remotest of chances. The response I got back was that the company was Googling for runners and found my blog.  That is good news and proves social media works right?  We exchanged...

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Did you know there was a debate on milk?  I have chosen to not drink cow's milk anymore and drink soy, almond and coconut milk only because of the switch to becoming a vegetarian.  Again, this was done to see how I felt and not because of an idea that cow's milk was bad for me.  As it turns out there is a group that makes these claims.  Do I agree with them?  I have not formulated an opinion yet because I don't think that I am an expert in this field and thus not qualified to do so.  I do know that I enjoy the taste of soy, almond and coc...

  • Race Reports

Do you remember Kristine Concepcion?  Yeah, the total rockstar from the Gasparilla Half-Marathon.  Well, she was at it again but this time in a half-iron distance triathlon.  Check out her places in the Age Group as she goes from the water to the bike to the run.  She had a plan, and she executed it to perfection. I can read Kristie's blog all day long because she is full of fire and inspiration.  She is a competitor but knows how to balance life as well.  I have learned quite a few things from her over the course of the past year that...

  • Athlete's Plate

Our last challenge was Battle Pizza where my vegetarian White Pizza came out victorious.  At that time we asked what type of cooking method you would like to see the next challenge revolve around.  You decided that you wanted to see food being grilled.  In my pre-vegetarian days this would have consisted of throwing a steak on the grill and adding a number of sides to it. With my switch to being a vegetarian I had to think about how I was going to grill.  I could easily just grill vegetables, but that isn't what you come to...

  • Athlete's Plate

The Athlete's Plate is back from its hiatus.  As you now know we have launched a new channel on YouTube and it is titled CTER TV.  We are thrilled to have been able to secure a studio and hoping that we can present The Athlete's Plate on our channel in the future.  Unfortunately time got the better of us this week and we could not reserve enough studio time so we are going with our old fashioned method of listing our items for you. Today's menu has been created for Nora over at Mama Runs Barefoot.  Nora is just plain awesom...

  • CTER TV

  We have been hard at work here in the CTER (Cook Train Eat Race) studios to create a new and creative way to present recipes and nutritional information to you.  We have toyed around with various methods and ideas and finally settled on creating these videos that can be found on our newest link....CTER TV. We have designs and ideas on creating a minimum of one video per week that will be displayed as a feature post, but then additionally posted on the CTER TV Menu.  You will notice that the page is broken down into Breakfast,...

  • Train

[caption id="attachment_1443" align="alignleft" width="236" caption="E is for Electrolytes"][/caption] I have recently finished the book The Runner's Diet and it was chock full of information regarding carbohydrates, proteins and fats.  Or to use one term:  macro-nutrients.  There were chapters dedicated to these macro-nutrients and rightfully so as most people seem intent on focusing on these three, but as an endurance athlete there is more to being prepared than consuming a balanced diet of 55%-60% carbs, 15% protein and 20%-25% fat. ...

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[caption id="attachment_1430" align="alignleft" width="275" caption="Which road will your taper take you on?"][/caption] This is the word that most endurance athletes fear.  Why?  We fear it because of the idea that we are no longer going to be training 15 to 20 hours per week and our bodies will be craving those workouts.  We fear the word taper because the days of consuming 4,000 calories are over and having to watch what we eat even closer than we already do is about to kick in.  We fear tapering because it is the new unknown. When...

  • Race

As I mentioned in my post regarding a Day in the life of CTER I am headed to Boulder, Colorado in June for the Fitness and Health Bloggers Conference.  I was prompted to sign up for this by the mention of scholarships by Beth of Shut Up And Run.  I submitted my site for a scholarship and won so off to Boulder I will be going. What is this conference you may ask?  Well, after I submitted my application I asked the same question.  Talk about putting the cart before the horse.  Well a click here and a click there I found out that it is a c...

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