I am Zach Bitter 26 year old resident of Marinette Wisconsin. I love to run all types of terrain including: road, trail, and mountain. I enjoy all distances of racing from the 5k up to the ultra marathon. My strengths and focus are currently with the ultra marathon distances. My biggest accomplishment to date was running the fastest 50 mile time in the United States in 2011 (5 hours 26 minutes 52 seconds). My weekly training regularly exceeds 100 miles with peaks of up to 189 miles. My running workouts include: long runs, tempo runs, fartleks, pick-ups, and hills. I love to incorporate cross training activities including: biking, swimming, plyometrics, core, and lunges.
I teach middle school, so my days are packed with early morning training sessions as well as late afternoon/evening sessions. Teaching has me on my feet all day, so I am rarely sitting still. My day to day energy demands require me to fuel early and often. NOW Foods helps provide a building block for me to keep moving without wearing down. I turn to NOW Foods to supply me with products like Amino Complete and L-Glutamine, which supports recovery after a running session. After long runs and races surpassing the marathon distance I turn to Yucca Root, which helps calm nagging inflammation. I also enjoy other NOW products, like Green Tea Extract, which helps bolster my antioxidant intake, plus Special Two Multiple Vitamin and Omega-3.
I enjoy a very active lifestyle, and rely on great products and a healthy diet to keep me motivated, and in top form. NOW Foods has been an essential building block in helping me stay active and reach my goals. Follow me on facebook, twitter, or my blog to see how NOW Foods powers my training.