The Eat for Endurance Podcast

The Eat for Endurance Podcast

The Eat for Endurance podcast features Board-Certified Sports Dietitian Claire Shorenstein (MS RD CSSD CDN) and her nutrition tips for longevity in life and in sport. Through a combination of Nutrition Profiles featuring high-performing athletes, interviews with fellow Dietitians on their areas of expertise, and solo episodes on various nutrition topics, Claire hopes to inspire her listeners in their own training and fueling and demonstrate that there is no one-size-fits-all nutrition approach towards optimal health and sports performance.


March 31, 2023 72 min

Welcome to Episode 61 of the Eat for Endurance Podcast! My guest today is Sarah Currie (MS RD CDN), a Registered Dietitian, personal trainer, triathlon coach, and co-partner of Physical Equilibrium, a boutique gym based in Midtown Manhattan. She is passionate about helping clients get strong and lean through proper strength training and nutrition strategies, and that is our topic for this episode.

Sarah began lifting weights in high...

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Welcome to episode 60 of the Eat for Endurance podcast! My guest today is John Kelly - an elite ultrarunner, triathlete, father of four, and an engineer. 

John is perhaps best known as one of the few finishers of the infamous Barkley Marathons. In 2017, he was the fifteenth and, until today (March 16th), the most recent finisher in the race’s history. It just so happens that the 2023 Barkley Marathons occurred this week, c...

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Welcome to episode 59 of the Eat for Endurance podcast! Today, I am welcoming fellow sports dietitian Jill Merkel, MS RD CSSD onto the show. Jill is an anti-diet, weight-inclusive Registered Dietitian, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, and a runner. Jill has worked in a variety of collegiate sport settings, and was the Team Sports Dietitian for the NFL Tennessee Titans for five seasons (2017-2021). She now has a private practic...

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Welcome to Episode 58 of the Eat for Endurance Podcast! My guest today is Line Thams, a professional middle distance triathlete from Denmark who also holds a PhD in Sports Science. 

Line’s athletic journey has been far from straightforward. She is a self-proclaimed “nerd” who had an intense fear of water and little interest in sports throughout much of her young life. She eventually forced herself to learn to swim as a teenager, and...

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Welcome to Episode 57 of the Eat for Endurance Podcast, featuring ultrarunner and world-record holder, Jacky Hunt-Broersma. 

If you’re not already familiar with Jacky’s inspiring story, I highly encourage you to check out some of the podcasts she did last Spring surrounding her world record accomplishment of 104 marathons in 104 days. She delves into great detail about her cancer diagnosis and subsequent leg amputation at age 26, an...

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Happy New Year everyone and welcome to episode 56 of the Eat for Endurance Podcast. Today, we're tackling the topic of Winter Sports Nutrition, featuring Kylee Van Horn, RDN. Kylee is a sports dietitian based in the mountains of Colorado, regularly works with winter athletes in her private practice, FlyNutrition, and is a runner and winter athlete herself. 

Although I used to ski when I was young, I haven’t done much ...

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November 16, 2022 32 min

Welcome to Episode 55 of the Eat for Endurance Podcast! Today I have a short recap for you on my Mt Tam 50k trail race this past Saturday, November 12th. It was a gorgeous, challenging course that went through Mt. Tamalpais State Park, Muir Woods National Monument, and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. We had absolutely perfect weather, and although it was a tough run, I had such a joyful experience (minus stubbing my toe s...

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Welcome to Episode 54 of the Eat for Endurance Podcast, featuring Dr. Kelly Pritchett PhD, RDN, CSSD and Keely Henninger. 

Kelly is a Sports Dietitian, Professor in nutrition and exercise science at Central Washington University, and an endurance runner. In Episode 36, she came on my show to discuss current research on a variety of nutrition topics, and she returns today to speak about two of her own studies, one that was published ...

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Welcome to Episode 53 of the Eat for Endurance Podcast! I am so excited to have Mike Wardian back on the show to chat about his transcon run, which he completed this past July.

I did an Athlete Nutrition Profile on Mike in April 2020, right after he won the Quarantine Backyard Ultra with 262 miles in 63 hours. If you would like to learn more about Mike’s nutrition story as a plant-based athlete (he eats egg...
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Welcome to Episode 52 of the Eat for Endurance Podcast! I am really excited about my guest today - sports scientist Andy Blow. In his younger days, Andy was an elite-level triathlete, finishing in the top-10 of Ironman and 70.3 races, as well as winning an Xterra World title. He also previously worked as the Team Sports Scientist for the Benetton and Renault Formula 1 teams, and remains an adviser to the Porsche Human Performance C...

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August 16, 2022 26 min

Welcome to Episode 51 of the Eat for Endurance Podcast! Today I have a short recap for you  on my recent Rodeo Valley 50k race, a beautiful and challenging course in the Marin Headlands that I ran on August 6th. It was my first ultra in over 7 years, as well as my first ultra running all by myself (instead of with my husband). It felt so good to run my own race and prove to myself that I can still do long trail stuff after having k...

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Welcome to Episode 50 of the  Eat for Endurance Podcast! Today we have a real legend in the endurance world - Dr. David Horton. You may already know of “Horty” if you are well versed in your ultra running history, or if you happen to have run one of the many many races he has directed. Or maybe you’ve heard of something called “Horton miles,” one his signature quotes, like “It never always gets worse,” or read about him in Scott Ju...

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August 4, 2022 38 min

Welcome to Episode 49 of the Eat for Endurance Podcast, and my fourth Ask Me Anything episode! It’s been well over a year since I’ve done one of these (yikes!) so this was long overdue. 

Thank you to everyone who submitted questions. We covered a variety of topics, including:

  • Counting macros vs eating intuitively for athletes
  • Fueling workouts for a Type 2 Diabetic runner
  • The risks/consequences of fasted running
  • Maintenance fueling (...
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Welcome to Episode 48 of the Eat for Endurance Podcast, featuring…yours truly! Somewhat spontaneously, I decided to do something different in this episode - spend some solo time with my mic and ask myself all the usual questions I throw at my guests! 

I’m obviously not an elite athlete, so if you’re here for the big names and the RD interviews, feel free to skip this one. But if you’re curious to learn more about me and my own (very...

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Welcome to Episode 47 of the Eat for Endurance Podcast, featuring ultra endurance cyclist Lael Wilcox. 

Lael is one of the best if not THE best ultra endurance cyclists in the world. After years of bike touring around the world, she began racing in 2014 and immediately made a huge splash. 

In 2015, she smashed the Women’s record in the Tour Divide, a 2,745 mile event, despite getting bronchitis and having to get medical treatment in ...

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Welcome to Episode 46 of the Eat for Endurance Podcast! It has taken me WAY longer than planned to get this show back into action, so thank you for your patience. I'm very pleased to finally be recording again and to bring you today's Athlete Nutrition Profile, featuring elite ultrarunner Coree Woltering.

You may be familiar with Coree from World's Toughest Race - Eco Challenge Fiji  (streamed on Amazon) - ...

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Welcome to Episode 45 of the Eat for Endurance Podcast, featuring ultrarunner, mother, and former private nutrition client of mine, Veronica Leeds. 

I first met Veronica when she reached out to me back in 2018 when she was relatively new to the sport of ultra running and was seeking help with her everyday and performance nutrition. She had a young son and had started running as a way to literally escape the challenges of motherhood ...

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Welcome to Episode 44 of the Eat for Endurance Podcast, highlighting my 40th birthday trail running adventure down in Southern California with my husband, Eric. With all the major marathons happening so close together, I figured it was a perfect time to post our recent experience running 26.2 (well, technically 27+ miles, but hey, that’s a trail marathon for you!).

I don’t know how you guys like to travel, but for me the perfect tri...

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Welcome to Episode 43 of the Eat for Endurance Podcast, where I interview Sports Dietitian Lauren Antonucci, RDN, CSSD, CDE, CDN, on Nutrition for Masters Athletes.

Lauren was a guest on my show back in 2019 to discuss fueling young athletes, so when I learned that she was in the midst of writing a book on masters athletes (anyone 35 and above, in case you’re wondering), I knew that would be the topic of our next interview! Her book...

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Welcome to Episode 42 of the Eat for Endurance Podcast, featuring recreational triathlete, Kenny Brighton. This is my first Recreational Athlete Nutrition Profile since Episode 16 (!!), and I’m excited to bring you more episodes like this one in the months to come.

Kenny and I first connected when he got in touch with me back in the Fall of 2019. He was training heavily at the time for an event called the EpicDeca, which is 10 140.6...

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