62 minutes | Nov 11, 2019

63: Mary Cain, Creating A Healthy Team Culture, Eating Disorders, Performance And Nutrition, Picking A Program

Last week, the athletic community was shaken by Mary Cain’s op-ed in the New York Times, I Was The Fastest Girl In America, Until I Joined Nike. The article outlined a culture of body shaming and abuse by one of the most elite running teams in the world. Lauren and Jesse discuss the article and how this story illustrates a far too common experience for athletes. They field questions about how you can create a safe and positive environment for athletes as a coach, parent, and teammate; and they offer athletes advice about nutrition and performance, and what to look for in a coach, program, club or team when it comes to your health.   

Important links from the show:

Mary Cain’s New York Times Op-Ed, I Was The Fastest Girl In America, Until I Joined Nike

Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook

Stacy Sims’s Roar

Stacy Sims’s TEDx Talk

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)

Amelia Boone on RED-S and struggling with anorexia

Jesse Thomas on disordered eating for Triathlete.com

Lauren Fleshman: Dear Younger Me.

Mario Fraioli on his struggles with an eating disorder: The Morning Shakeout, and Podium Runner.

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