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How did 17-year-old track athlete Emily Cole go from running with her teammates one day to waking up from a coma two days later?

The surprising answer is healthy eating.

I’ll let Emily tell you the details of her brush with death and it’s not a spoiler to say that she is absolutely thriving now.

In fact, not only is Emily excelling on the track at D1 Duke University, she is building a successful career as a student athlete.  Thanks to a change in the law that allows student athletes to finally profit off their own name, image, and likeness, Emily has written a book called The Player’s Plate, has a wildly successful TikTok and Instagram and teaches other student athletes how to market themselves on her podcast, The Player’s Platform.

Welcome to the Planted Runner.  I’m Coach Claire Bartholic and my mission is to help you improve your running, your mindset, and your life with science-backed training and plant-based nutrition.

Today, you’ll learn:

  • The common mistake that runners make with healthy eating that almost killed Emily,

  • The lessons Emily learned about what true nourishment is for athletes, and

  • How nutrition for athletes is so much more that what you put on your plate

Don’t forget to stay tuned all the way to the end for another Mental Strength Minute.  Fortify your mind in 60 seconds or less. 

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Have a great run today!

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