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Reduce Stomach Shutdowns and Enjoy Consistent Energy in Your Next Race – Exploring Metabolic Efficiency Training with Jessica Baxter


Long run. Speed work. Core. Weights. No beer till after the race. (maybe)

You are ready.

Race day. Bring it!

And then your race is derailed by a stomach gone bad halfway through your adventure. All those hours and miles of training, and the stomach can have the final say.

Ugh. And what about the beer?

Jessica Baxter of Baxter Performance has been there and shares with us how training your body to burn more fat for fuel can benefit your race-tummy experience and other parts of your life.

Enjoy our chat that includes Jessica’s journey in endurance sports and passion for Metabolic Efficiency Training.

Our chat includes the following musings and other useful goodies for you:

  • Jessica’s journey from weightlifting to endurance athlete
  • memories from running her first 1/2 marathon and the power of being part of a training group
  • how an Ironman triathlon compares with running 100 miles
  • the life-changing experience running 100 miles at the Snowdrop Ultra
  • how Jessica integrates training with family
  • what a typical training week looks like
  • how being active has enhanced Jessica’s life
  • Metabolic Efficiency Training (MET) – What the heck is it and why you may want to care?
  • Jessica’s story on why she explored MET and her experience so far with it
  • the two components of MET and which one has the greatest impact
  • how you can get started with MET
  • what are some common mistakes people make with MET
  • what’s a good fat?
  • Jessica share’s her approach to pre, post, and during-race nutrition
  • MET reads
  • how Jessica can help if you have tummy issues when running and would like guidance in burning more fat for fuel


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Resources and Goodies Mentioned


Sports Nutrition

  • UCAN – A carbohydrate powder for athletes


Triathlon sites

How to connect with Jessica

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About the author

David Hanenburg David Hanenburg is the passionate dirt-lovin' creator of Endurance Buzz and has been playing in the endurance sports world since 2000 after knockin' the dust off of his Trek 950 hardtail thanks to a friend asking to go ride some local dirt. In 2007 he ran his first ultra on the trails and fell in love with the sport and its people. For more information on David's endurance sports journey, check out the About page.

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