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Race Day Nutrition

posted on August 15th, 2014, by . comments are off for this post

Race Day Nutrition: Ready. Set. NUTRITION.

When preparing for a big race, meal planning is a must!  The morning of your race you want to feel well trained and well fueled.  Here are simple tips for using nutrition to improve your race day.  We call it Race Day Nutrition!

  • The morning of your race you should choose foods that are routine on training days so you know how your body will respond to them. This allows you to avoid the possibility of digestive distress.
  • It is beneficial for your breakfast to include a complex carbohydrate and protein to provide you with adequate energy throughout the race.
  • You should eat your breakfast 2-3 hours before the race. With this amount of time, you will be able to eat slowly allowing your food to settle.
  • Consume approximately 16 oz. of water 1-2 hours before the race.  This is just enough water to keep you hydrated without leaving you bloated.

Example breakfast:

race day nutritionToast or half a bagel with peanut butter

16 oz. of water

Running Resolutions

posted on August 14th, 2014, by . comments are off for this post

Why wait until New Year’s to begin your running resolution?running resolution

As summer begins to wind down and kids return to school, new fall routines are being established.  This is the perfect opportunity to get back to a consistent running schedule and to begin your running resolution.

Sometimes it is hard to get the motivation to do this after a long break.  That’s why finding a local running group can be a fun and helpful way to achieve your goals for the coming year.   There are several running groups in the New Orleans area that meet in different locations and times throughout the city.

In addition to location and time variety, each group also has participants of varying running capabilities, so you will always have a partner to share the journey.  I have listed names and links to some of my favorites.  Find the one that works the best for you and get running!  Don’t wait until January to start your running resolution!

NOTC:  New Orleans Track Club –  www.runnotc.org

Louisiana Running Company – www.louisianarunning.com

Varsity Sports – www.varsityrunning.com

Happy’s Running Club – www.happysrunningclub.com

5:20 Club:  Wednesday/Saturday morning at 5:20(sharp).  Corner of Harrison Ave. and Marconi Ave.

If you are looking to run with a greater purpose than just fitness….

My favorite local fundraising running group is the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training www.teamintraining.org .  They are currently gearing up for the fall training season.  Below is a list of information meetings if you would like to learn more about them.


MANDEVILLE – Thursday, August 14, 5:30 p.m.:  The Barley Oak, 2101 Lakeshore Drive, Mandeville, LA 70448

BATON ROUGE – Tuesday, August 19, 6:00 p.m.:  Happy’s Running Club, 136 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70801

BATON ROUGE – Thursday, August 21, 5:30 p.m.:  Pelican House, 2572 Citiplace Ct, Baton Rouge, LA 70808

NEW ORLEANS – Tuesday, August 26, 5:30 p.m.:  The Bulldog Mid City, 5135 Canal Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124

DESTREHAN – Saturday, September 6, 9:30 a.m.:  NDurance Fitness at Hill Heights, 312 Murray Hill Dr., Destrehan, LA 70047

BRIO Fitness Challenge – July

posted on July 1st, 2014, by . comments are off for this post

notc summer race startBRIO Fitness Challenge – July

Throughout the year, we have challenged you to add a little BRIO to your life by tracking a different exercise each month.

The BRIO Fitness Challenge – July does not include a specific exercise, rather challenges you to get out and make this your most active summer yet. Yes, it’s hot outside but there is nothing wrong with a little sweat as long as you drink plenty of water.

Take your dog for a long walk. Go for a jog or a bike ride. Play ball with your kids. Go swimming.

We want to make it easy for you.  Come by and grab a BRIO July calendar to track your activity level. Keep it simple. Be sure to set a realistic goal. Exercised today? YES or NO.

Your July BRIO Fitness Challenge is to achieve an 80% success rate on your calendar. Not only will you experience more BRIO in your life, but you’ll look and feel better come August.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Team In Training Reaches Goal

posted on February 5th, 2014, by . comments are off for this post

Rock and Roll Marathon New Orleans

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Team In Training reaches goal in the ROCK N ROLL New Orleans 1/2 and marathon

Congratulations to Taryn Cohn, Amy Schneider, Stephanie Clary, Jill Kenyan, Rachel Wetzel and all of our friends at the Louisiana Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Team in Training, on such an incredible accomplishment!

These guys led a team of areas runners not only to their first marathons, but more importantly in their effort to raise money for a most worthy cause. Their team raised $72,239 for the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society?

In total  teams in training raised almost $1 million dollars during  The Rock N Roll New Orleans Marathon and ½ Marathon!

All of the donations will go to local patients and to further fund research efforts to ultimately find a cure!

GREAT JOB team!!!

Thank you for making the world a better place! If you have the goal of running in a marathon, need a great cause or want to get involved with a great organization Teams in TrainingPhoto Credit to the Rock and Roll Marathon – New Orleans website.



posted on January 5th, 2014, by . comments are off for this post



Running is a great way to get in shape, enjoy the outdoors, and feel great.

Our friends at NOTC have some great ways to get you started with running.

Check out their www.NOTC.org for more information.

Brio Running Group

posted on November 26th, 2013, by . comments are off for this post

Brio Running Group strikes it big at the Mount Carmel Challenge Cup. Many thanks to Ms Sue Buras and the team at Mount Carmel Academy for such a nice event.

mt carmel challenge

Running or walking are great ways to help stay in shape. And events like this one make it a lot of fun. Find a race, sign up for it, and come run with us.

Join the Brio Running Group on Tuesdays at Brio, or for road trip runs on other week days. For more information call Ross Hale at 504 841 0150.










BRIO – Running Club

posted on November 1st, 2013, by . comments are off for this post

notc race startFall is here and it is time to get back to Running. BRIO’s Running group provides the opportunity to learn to run better, meet others who like to run, and participate with other running groups around the city. The month of November has opportunities to run with several groups. BRIO recommends trying out some of the following:

Try them out, meet other runners, and have some fun. For more information please contact our office.


Running with Purpose TNT Style

posted on August 7th, 2013, by . comments are off for this post

Join us for a Special Event at Baudry Therapy Center.


Stephanie Clary and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training   will be here talking about the TEAMS IN TRAINING  program. This is a great opportunity to train with a purpose.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 6pm


Take it from our very own  Taryn Cohn who has been working with these guys for over 2 years. See what she says about the experience:

“From a professional aspect as a physical therapist, I have had the opportunity to work with the Team in Training (TNT) runners in injury triage and prevention for several seasons. I have also been lucky enough to participate with TNT as a runner and fundraiser myself.  I have witnessed people begin the program as novice runners and cross the finish line signed up for their next long distance event.  The Team in Training coaches and mentors are never short on encouragement, and because you are training in a group setting, there is always another runner that is on a similar fitness level. Perhaps the most inspiring aspect of running with TNT is when you meet the individuals, whose lives have been changed because of the medical research the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) has helped to fund.” TC.

” I strongly encourage anyone who may be interested in a new personal challenge or an avenue for outreach to come to this informational meeting and find out what this program is all about.”

NOTC Summer Running Series

posted on July 18th, 2013, by . comments are off for this post

New Orleans Track Club fires it up in the heat of the summer. Last night was number 3 of 4 in the  Summer Race Series.   With an impressive turn out and a great course this 2 mile run was fun for all ages. The next Running Race is on July 31st. Don’t miss it!!

NOTC group pic








And if you are not a member of the New Orleans Track Club you are missing out. This club led by President Don Quintana and Race Director Jennifer Radecker is rejuvenating the way New Orleans runs.  Join Today!




Running Blog Part 3: A Runner’s Core

posted on July 2nd, 2013, by . comments are off for this post

Any strength program for better running would be incomplete without addressing abdominal muscles.  The following three exercises use body weight and gravity to provide a great way for runners to strengthen their core.


Core stability for runners


Place your elbows directly under your shoulders, and place feet about hip distance apart (the closer your feet are to each other the more difficult it makes the exercise.)  Make sure shoulder blades are down in the back, back is flat and tighten your abdominals by pulling your belly button towards your spine.  Start out slow holding for 15-30 seconds and repeat 2-3 times.  As you become better you can hold the position longer with fewer repetitions.

Side Planks

Core strength for runners

Lie on your side placing one elbow directly under the shoulder.  Lift your body away from the ground making sure your side body is straight and the shoulder blade is engaged in the back.  Hold the position 15-30 seconds and repeat 2 times each side.

Bird / Dog

core strength for runners


Get into a quadruped position with hands under shoulders and knees under hips.  Lift one leg to the back making sure to maintain a level hip position while lifting the opposite arm out in front of you with the thumb pointing towards the ceiling.  Touch the knee to the elbow and return to the starting position.  Repeat 10 times each side.

Core strength is a must for healthy running. Work on these basic exercises to become a better runner. For more information on how to keep you running your best, like us on Facebook , follow us on Twitter, or contact our office.