Susan KitchenMeet Susan Kitchen, MPH, RD, CSSD, LD/N

Susan Kitchen, founder of Race Smart, is a sports dietitian, USA Triathlon coach, and endurance athlete dedicated to helping everyone achieve optimal well-being through balanced nutrition, physical fitness, and a healthy lifestyle. As a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD), Susan is committed to providing safe, effective, evidence-based nutrition services for health, fitness, and athletic performance. Because Susan is also an endurance athlete, she has a unique understanding of the many challenges competitors and fitness enthusiasts encounter, and how nutrition can help—or hinder—their progress. No one knows better than Susan that regardless of your athletic ability, age, or fitness level, daily nutrition plays a key role in supporting your health and performance goals. Whether your focus is weight loss, improving performance, or managing a health condition, Susan’s expert insight and personal attention will help you overcome obstacles, optimize your nutrition, and achieve your goals.

“Susan is a wealth of knowledge on endurance sports, coaching, and nutrition. She's a great listener and tailors her advice to you as an individual. Amazing resource!”

From The Blog

Water at Aid Station

Hydration and Electrolyte Replacement

IRONMAN athletes are a unique breed: we’re goal-driven, type-A, and competitive, and we design detailed race and fueling plans to be prepared for any scenario that race day might toss our way. But no ... (Read More)


The Power of Real Food

  I often get these questions: “Which sports bar or fuel replacement is best?” “For recovery, which sports nutrition drink mix should I buy?” It’s no surprise these are frequently asked ... (Read More)

The Lean Triathlete

Triathletes come in all shapes and sizes. Just like books, they shouldn’t be judged by their cover. Still, whether it’s to look better in their tri kit or to become faster via an improved ... (Read More)


Taper Nutrition Basics: A 3 Week Plan

The taper, or reduction in the training load, is a tried-and-true element of triathlon training. Athletes come to expect, look forward to, and/or dread the three-week period prescribed by most ... (Read More)

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