Category: Nutrition & Diet Advice
By Alex Price There has been much talk of late surrounding hyponatremia, fluid intake and sodium supplementation during training and racing. Hyponatremia is low blood sodium concentration, caused by water intake that exceeds requirements to the point where electrolyte (sodium) concentration is diluted. Endurance athletes have long been given the information about not trusting our [...]
Shotz Sports Nutrition organised a swim and breakfast for a group of Australia triathletes this morning with Ironman World Champion title contender Pete Jacobs. As one of the top guys in the sport Jacobs is finding this week a little more hectic than previous races here. He is now one of the main guys that [...]
A recent article by Paul Laursen on Trizone alluded to the dangers of drinking too much during an iron distance triathlon. Great advice from Paul! Hyponatremia is a serious medical condition and every endurance athlete should be aware of it. While reading this article it is pertinent to ask the question. Who is this article [...]
What’s the best nutrition plan for long course racing? Answer: Drink to thirst, forget sodium, and consume multiple transportable carbs. Paul Laursen, PhD (If you would like to add to this subject please feel free via the comments box at the end of the article) If you’ve been keeping up with the news lately, you [...]
For those Ironman vegans out there who are racing at Kona this year the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel is putting on their popular four course vegan dinner with guest host Hilary Biscay. The dinner will be three days out from the big race and is definitely worth the effort.
We’ve all heard it before – ‘eat more fruit and veg’, ‘sleep more’ etc. But as endurance athletes and mostly as age group athletes who work and have many other commitments other than training, it is often these points that are ignored for ‘more kms’ in the strive to get faster. In this article, and in following ones, Alex Price will explain to you why it is vital that you listen to these messages and why there is far more to getting ‘fit’ than just training.
Triathlon hydration can be a complicated subject. This article by Kerry Sullivan covers many facts that make it easier to understand. Do you know how much your speed decreases as you dehydrate? How much water should you be drinking during a triathlon? Did you know you can drink too much water? Read all these facts and watch Kerry’s video.
One of the most common barriers athletes face in relation to good nutrition is a lack of time. Shopping, cooking dinner, making lunches and planning meals, whilst trying to maintain a hectic training schedule can be challenging and individuals can sometimes find it easier to grab a coffee and a muffin on the run rather than allow time to sit down to a proper meal.
It may come as a surprise that losing body fat can still be a difficult task for athletes who are training many hours each week.
Maintaining an adequate level of hydration is one of the most important things athletes competing in long distance events such as triathlon need to do to ensure optimal performance. This is especially true in Australia, where much training is completed during the warmer Summer months.