Category: Race Nutrition
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 [...]
Are you planning on doing an upcoming long course triathlon, half ironman or full ironman event? Get the right nutrition advice in the palm of your hand with the never-bonk app… available on iTunes. If you’ve ever participated in a long distance race, no doubt you’ve had some questions about your nutritional strategy. What and [...]
Nutritional training is basically conditioning our digestive system for what it will have to handle come race day. One key element of this to realise is that the gut is an extremely trainable organ. We can train it just like we do our muscles, lungs and heart to adapt to the stresses we place on it. During a triathlon, especially an ironman, there is a lot of stress on all of our body’s functional systems, especially our gut. Alex Price talks about how to incorporate this in to your race training program.
Planning your nutrition for an Ironman triathlon is a difficult science. So many things can go wrong. No matter how many times you have raced it always seems you are starting from scratch each time to try to get it right. One of Australia’s top long distance triathletes, Tim Berkel, talks us through his nutrition plan for Ironman.
While it is vital that the diet of a triathlete is balanced nutritionally on a day to day basis, there is no doubt that there are certain things triathletes can do immediately pre race to optimize performance.