Zydeco Updates!

Fueling For Performance

Fueling For Performance

Night before race: Primarily carb (pasta, rice, potatoes, beans) based meal with lean protein (seafood, chicken, fish), limited added fat (avoid cream sauces, cheesy sauces; choose olive oil based sauces) and sugar (avoid dessert night before; save for race day dinner...

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Long Distance Diet

Long Distance Diet

The perfect balance of protein and carbs can make all the difference when going the distance. Dr. Otis Drew, from Lafayette General Health, has some tips on which foods help you get through and recover from those long...

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Heat Related Injuries and Prevention

Heat Related Injuries and Prevention

Heat Cramps Heat (muscle) cramps tend to occur later in activity with muscle fatigue and after fluid and electrolyte imbalance and increased. Dehydration, diet poor in minerals, and large losses of sodium and other electrolytes increase the risk of severe often whole...

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Hydration, The Right Kind

Hydration, The Right Kind

Hydration is key during running, but it can be too much as well or not enough of the right fluids. Dr. Otis Drew, a Knee, Shoulder, and Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon with Lafayette General Health, gives us advice on properly handling fluids to help you perform at...

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Common Runner Mistakes To Avoid

Common Runner Mistakes To Avoid

Some of the most common runner mistakes are choosing the wrong shoes, doing too much too soon, and not running in the proper form. Dr. Otis Drew, a Knee, Shoulder, and Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon with Lafayette General Health, gives us advice on overcoming...

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Fluid and Electrolyte Replacement

Fluid and Electrolyte Replacement

Whether you are an early morning or late afternoon exerciser, properly replacing lost fluids is key to training. In order to receive optimal benefits from each workout, it is vital to properly replace lost fluids and, for some, electrolytes in order to recover fully...

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Avoiding Stress Fractures

Avoiding Stress Fractures

Were 34 days away from Zydeco! Dr. Brian Etier, Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine Specialist at Acadiana Orthopedic Group with Lafayette General Health wants you to stay healthy with these tips for avoiding stress fractures. Dr. Etier | Knee Pain from Zydeco Marathon...

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Knee Pain And Running

Knee Pain And Running

Dr. Brian Etier, Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine Specialist at Acadiana Orthopedic Group with Lafayette General Health is back. This time, he clears up the myths of knee pain during running and advises on reducing the risk. Dr. Etier | Knee Pain from Zydeco...

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Picking The Right Running Shoe IS Important

Picking The Right Running Shoe IS Important

There's a lot of fads out there, but a solid and sturdy running shoe from a high quality brand will never go out of style! Just take the advice here from Dr. Brian Etier, Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine Specialist at Acadiana Orthopedic Group with Lafayette General...

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Exertional Hyponatremia

Exertional Hyponatremia

When an athlete consumes more fluids than necessary, and/or sodium lost in sweat is not adequately replaced, sodium in the bloodstream becomes diluted and can cause cerebral and/or pulmonary edema. Recognition: Possible symptoms include increasing headache, nausea,...

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Race Date March 4th, 2018