Swim, Bike, Run, Eat!

Sports Nutrition gives age-groupers and competitive athletes the tools they need to enhance their performance, manage their fuel, maintain their weight and maximize their energy. Often dubbed as the 4th event in triathlon, proper nutrition can be the difference between a strong finish and a disappointing or painful DNF. From pre-workout to recovery, selecting the right foods impacts the newbie 5K-runner, first time marathoner, sprint distance triathlete and an Ironman World Champion. At any speed and training level, a workout or event becomes an eating contest—those that have the energy to excel, will!

“My training diet, especially during recovery, was the difference between being an age-grouper and a three-time Ironman World Champion,”

Peter Reid, Ironman World Champion.

Swim, Bike, Run, Eat! has the know-how to take an athlete to the next level with smart fueling.



At Swim, Bike, Run, Eat! we share your mission… to realize your athletic potential through individualized, cutting-edge fueling strategies that fit your lifestyle and training demands.

We understand that every athlete is unique, and that’s why we emphasize individualized strategies that go beyond generic recommendations.

The information you find here is not just a treasure trove for elite athletes; it’s a valuable resource for everyone, from the casual jogger to the dedicated age-grouper. Our commitment to helping you reach your athletic potential is unwavering, and we invite you to explore the diverse topics covered, including fluids and hydration, carbohydrate, protein, fat, and vitamin needs.

Join us in this exploration of the profound connection between what you eat and how you perform. Your success is our mission, and together, we’ll unlock the full potential of your athletic journey through the power of informed and personalized nutrition.

Our Experts:

Swim, Bike, Run, Eat! is proud to introduce two renowned experts in the field of sports nutrition – Jenna A. Bell, Ph.D., and Pamela M. Nisevich Bede. With extensive backgrounds in nutrition, education, and media outreach, Jenna and Pamela bring a wealth of knowledge to our community.

Jenna A. Bell, Ph.D.

Co-author, blogger, and sports dietitian, Jenna’s media experience includes features in Us Weekly, Self Magazine, and more. Explore her CV, sample articles, and gain insights into her expertise.



Pamela M. Nisevich Bede

A nutrition expert and consultant, Pamela’s vast experience includes being a clinical dietitian at Dayton Children’s Medical Center and the nutrition expert for the Runner’s World Marathon Challenge program. Dive into her profile to uncover the depth of her knowledge.

As we navigate the dynamic landscape of sports nutrition, Swim, Bike, Run, Eat! remains your compass, guiding you towards informed choices, personalized plans, and a community that shares your passion. Stay tuned for more as we continue to evolve and enhance the way you approach nutrition in your athletic pursuits.

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