Video–Inside Endurance: Episode 2

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Sep. 23, 2011
  • Updated Mar. 15, 2012 at 5:09 PM UTC

As Ryan looks for another XTERRA race and begins to prepare for the Chicago Tri, he visits the Gatorade Sports Science Institute to work with Senior Director and 5-time Kona finisher, Asker Jeukendrup. While at GSSI, Ryan undergoes a battery of tests in order to understand the specific needs of his body and to develop a custom training and nutrition plan that will help him to perform at his peak.

More: Check out Episode 1 and learn how Ryan developed a passion for endurance sports after injury ended his NFL career.

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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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