“I just wanted to take a moment to thank Laurie Schubert, my nutritionist for Ironman Louisville. If you are like me, as a first time Ironman wannabe, you read a bunch of information from well-respected resources (like the Triathlete’s Bible) as well as from some suspect sources, like internet blogs. The variety and scope of information was overwhelming, contradictory, and confusing and wound up being very different than the custom plan created for me by Laurie.
Not only was my plan based on my personal size, pace, sweat rate, preferred foods, etc. but it was also variable. She gave me an overall best option and then several substitutions depending on how I was feeling during the race (cramps, something disagreeing with me digestively, etc.) Her plan was complex enough to give me options, but simple enough for me to memorize in 5 minutes. I never wasted any time worrying about nutrition during the entire race and the training leading up to it. Laurie even contacted the race officials to confirm EXACTLY what fuel would be available where, including the flavors!So how did the race go? The nutrition plan worked perfectly. Not one upset stomach or bout with nausea or digestive issue. I finished in EXCELLENT shape and was able to eat a roast beef sandwich and chips soon afterwards. I could not believe how good I felt after completing an Ironman. Most folks think about nutrition prior and during the race, but I can tell you, nailing your nutrition also helps with recovery! I could not have imagined the 6 hour drive home with stomach issues.
I cannot recommend Laurie enough. Don’t fool yourself into a “one size fits all” nutrition plan. Get what is tailored for you and have a worry free race day and a speedy recovery.” – Wendy H.
“Starting at my first summer camp I had major issues with cramping towards the middle part of the bike ride. Laurie and I worked together that fall on what might be the overall problem, hydration, and with her help I had my best marathon finish in January of the following year. My next summer camp I had similar issues on the bike and this time Laurie and I decided to do some sweat tests in the fall and, following Laurie’s plan on hydration and salt supplements, I attended spring camp in Solvang this year with two major rides in the mountains with zero cramping issues. I followed that up with the Racine Half Ironman, again not one issue on the bike, and finally summer camp this year and again not one cramping issue period. If it wasn’t for Laurie’s guidance and help I wouldn’t have been able to conquer my nemesis The Wisconsin Ironman course. Thanks Laurie!” – Jim R.