This page is to give recognition to those people, products, equipment, or whatever I will rely on to support me in attaining my ultimate goal of making it to the finish line on race day.
Klean Athlete Supplements
There are some great supplements labeled Klean Athlete which was introduced to me by my triathlon coach. I’ve been using an assortment of their products for a few years now, and found them to be very beneficial and important to my overall health. All of their supplements are free from any trace of substances on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s banned list. I take the following Klean Athlete products on a daily basis; Multivitamin, Omega, Vitamin D, Cognitive, and Probiotic. During my training I’m using their other products; Endurance, Electrolytes, Recovery Drink, and Isolate (pure whey protein). Click on the badge to the right to access their site and receive a 15% discount at checkout.
Sterling Ridge Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
I was first introduced to Dr. Keith Johnson at SROSM after my first 100 mile when I was experiencing some knee issues most likely caused by the race and probably a result of overreaching in a training run too soon afterwards. His team of therapist have been excellent to work with and made sure I received the proper care needed to get back on my feet. I’m now a frequent visitor to their office, doing workouts on their amazing Alter-G treadmill, and getting great advice on strength building exercises that benefit my running.
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The Alternative Health Center of The Woodlands is the best in town for treating local athletes, as well as visiting pros that come to town for training camps or the Ironman North American Championships. Dr. Steve Clouthier understands the needs of endurance athletes and therefore able to recognize and address symptoms before they create problems. In the past I would seek treatment after beating up my body which is counterproductive. I now visit with Dr. Clouthier regularly so I’m able to train more consistently and perform at my full potential. Some of the services offered include chiropractic, acupuncture, ART, cold laser therapy, electric stimulation, massages, and more.
Hüma is a great tasting all-natural way to get the energy you need! I’ve been extremely satisfied with Hüma energy gels as they are easy to consume, and settles well on my stomach. I don’t do well with solid foods so I rely on gels to supply my body with the fuel I need to perform well and finish strong. I’ve had some really good training runs and races using a variety of their flavors. Hüma gels are made with evaporated cane juice plus brown sugar syrup, ground chia seeds, sea salt, citric acid, and 100% real fruit.
This group of people will be the most important part of my race. The support crew plays a crucial supportive role before, during, and after the race. Crewing refers to managing the runner’s supplies of fuel, fluids, first aid, fresh clothing: getting the runner what they need, when they need it.
I wouldn’t be able to do this without the love and support from my wife.
She’s an incredibly patient woman to have put up with me for eight months of training. She wasn’t there in person for most of the race because she was being a mom and taking our kids to their games. She did keep tabs on me all day and made it out for the last five hours or so, and got to see me finish. I owe much of my success to her.
There’s not many people that can cheer you on like my father. He’s got to
be my biggest fan and I flew him in for his Birthday to see me finish this thing. It was great having him around to keep me calm and he has experience and great advice when it comes to running. He was there to help anyway he could during the race as I came into transition. Had held and water bottles ready to go when I needed them.
Provided transportation to race site and accommodations. I stayed
with Peter at Huntsville State Park the night of the race in his camper.
I couldn’t have asked for more from a guy. He is a super friend and made sure I was comfortable and relaxed the evening before the race. He also carried my gear to the race sight the morning of the race and had my own tent setup with things I would need throughout the day.
Pacer / Safety Runner
This will be individual/s that are allowed on the course with me after 60 miles. The main responsibility is providing encouragement, data feedback, pace support, and to make sure I’m safe while competing. These guys got me through a lot of hard times.
- Jason Johnston
- Dana Lyons
- Zachary Miller
- John Tortorici