Susan KitchenMeet Susan Kitchen, MPH, RD, CSSD, LD/N

Susan Kitchen, founder and CEO of Race Smart, is a sports dietitian, USA Triathlon coach, competitive age-group endurance athlete, and published author – dedicated to helping athletes and fitness enthusiasts achieve optimal well-being and fitness through balanced nutrition, physical fitness, and a healthy lifestyle. As a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD), Susan is committed to providing safe, effective, evidence-based nutrition services for health, fitness, and athletic performance. Because Susan is also an endurance athlete, she has a unique understanding of the many challenges competitors and fitness enthusiasts encounter, and how nutrition can help—or hinder—their progress. No one knows better than Susan that regardless of your athletic ability, age, or fitness level, daily nutrition plays a key role in supporting your health and performance goals. Whether your focus is weight loss, improving performance, or managing a health condition, Susan’s expert insight and personal attention will help you overcome obstacles, optimize your nutrition, and achieve your goals.

“Susan is a wealth of knowledge on endurance sports, coaching, and nutrition. She's a great listener and tailors her advice to you as an individual. Amazing resource!”

From The Blog

Peanut Butter and Banana

Train Hard, Recover Faster

As triathletes, we're constantly looking for that extra edge. A world of products promise to make us faster, fitter, stronger — and compression socks, recovery boots, race wheels and aero helmets ... (Read More)


Your Post Season Diet

After a long successful race season, most athletes welcome the offseason as a time to rest and recover.  With structured training sessions  in our rearview mirror  it becomes more difficult to ... (Read More)


Açaí Bowls

While in Kona, Hawaii for the Ironman World Championship, one of my favorite treats was the Hawaiian Acai Bowls. There was a shop in my hotel that made the most delicious açaí bowls and the owner was ... (Read More)


“The Fitness Fanatic”

Several months ago the Chapel Hill Magazine invited me to share my personal story and Race Smart for the November issue spotlighting Extraordinary Women. Wow, what an honor to be invited alongside ... (Read More)

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