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Author: Cara Marrs

Cara Marrs is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist and has lived in Steamboat for 24 years with her husband Dave and 9 year old son Max. Cara attended Colorado State University for her undergraduate degree, Central Michigan University for masters studies and the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences for her medical internship. Cara is currently coming to the end of a 2.5-year long program studying functional medicine. Cara has owned her private practice Cara Marrs Wellness at Nutrition Prescription for 14 years and has worked at Yampa Valley Medical Center/UC Health for 11 years. Cara sees patients and clients for gastrointestinal issues, nutrition for disease prevention and treatment for many conditions, weight loss, food sensitivities, and general wellness. As an avid endurance runner and skier herself she also works with athletes from recreational to Olympic level on their sports nutrition. In addition, Cara has worked for many years with the SSWSC, formerly coached with them for 10 years, helps volunteer to direct the Steamboat Springs Running Series, and likes to spread the word of health and wellness throughout the community.

The Steamboat Marathon creates its own unique challenges when it comes to hydration. The high-altitude start at Hahn’s Peak requires runners to really pay attention to their hydration needs. These 7 Tips for Marathon Hydration will help you race through the day successfully.

1. Stay hydrated: Unlike

Thank you for choosing our beautiful little mountain town for your run-cation. Some of you have run the race before but if you haven’t, you are in for a treat. The course of the full marathon weaves along a beautiful country road through the elk river valley and is stunning for the ranches, hills,

Running the Steamboat Marathon: Nutrition and Training Tips to get you to the Finish Line

By Cara A. Marrs, RDN, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Hello marathoners!

Here we are again at the beginning of the year and you have signed up for an early summer race. Congratulations, you have picked one

Hi Runners!

It’s May and we are about 3 weeks out from the big day! I hope your training has been going well. I wanted to talk today about some specifics on types of fuel for your runs and races, and what to eat before, during and after.

First of all, the basics of a successful nutrition plan is to

Hi Runners!

You have two more weeks until the big day!

Now let’s talk nutrition, specifically what to eat before, during and after your race and upcoming runs. As a nutritionist, I once again cannot stress how important food is to your success. Food is not only medicine but food is the fuel that

Marathon Nutrition

March 7, 2016 by Cara Marrs

Okay runners - you now have about 3 months left in your training for the Steamboat Marathon, Half Marathon or 10k. This is a great time to start dialing in your nutrition. You want to think about how you are eating every day and not just on race days. Everyone will have a little bit of a different

Whether you are running your first marathon or half or are a grizzled veteran sticking to these tips can help you find success in your next race!

1. Pick a race that challenges you but is within the realm of what is possible given your time allotted for training and physical condition. I personally

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