Susan Kitchen joins Cocoa Elite as an ambassador Registered Dietitian – Sports Oriented. We are extremely pleased to welcome Susan to our team. Susan Kitchen is the founder of Race Smart, LLC, a sports nutrition and long course coaching business dedicated to helping athletes and fitness enthusiasts achieve:
- optimal health
- fitness and performance gains through balanced nutrition
- proper sports fueling
- personalized training plans with ongoing support,
- and a healthier lifestyle.
Susan works with athletes from all over the world who seek her out for her coaching and nutrition expertise.
Susan has Master’s in Public Health and Nutrition, is a registered and licensed dietitian, a certified sports dietitian, a USA Triathlon Level II endurance coach, IRONMAN, certified coach and on the United States Olympic Committee sports dietitian registry.
She is a published author whose writing has appeared in Ironman.com, Triathlete Magazine, the USA Triathlon Magazine and online Fuel Zone, and in the book, she co-a
uthored, The Power of Transformation: Reinventing Your Life.
As an author, speaker, sports dietitian, and coach, she inspires athletes worldwide.
As a lifelong endurance athlete, she began her athletic career playing competitive tennis in junior and high school. In college, she discovered running as a stress reliever and as an efficient way to get in a good workout while on time crunched schedule. She fell in love with running and raced her first marathon in January 1998. She spent the next 11 years running 3-4 marathons per year including many Boston qualifiers. In 2009, she turned her attention to triathlon. Competing her first half Ironman in 2009, she discovered her true strength lies in long course triathlon. Since then, the focus has been half and full distance Ironman with numerous 70.3’s and seven full Ironmans to date with two Kona qualifications (2014 and 2017).
“As a registered dietitian, triathlon and running coach and endurance athlete, I firmly believe that nutrition can be the differentiator during training and on race day.” is the mantra which guide Susan’s advice to both the novice an professional athletes.
When Susan isn’t training or training someone , she spends her free time enjoying her family, traveling, reading, movies and yoga.
Susan brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise about nutrition, health and training. We look forward to her contributions and the knowledge she will share.Cocoa Elite is honored to have Susan Kitchen as our newest member of the Elite Ambassador Team.