Are you planning on doing an upcoming long course triathlon, half ironman or full ironman event? Â Get the right nutrition advice in the palm of your hand with the never-bonk appâ€¦ available on iTunes.
If you’ve ever participated in a long distance race, no doubt you’ve had some questions about your nutritional strategy.Â What and how much should I eat and drink to perform at my best? Finally, a unique iPhone/iPad app is available, providing science-based calculations for optimal carbohydrate nutrition for your next long distance triathlon. Plus it also includes other great pre race information to assist with your performance on the day. It’s called never-bonk and it’s available on iTunes. www.never-bonk.com
The scientist behind app recommendations, Dr Paul Laursen is the lead Performance Physiologist for High Performance Sport New Zealand, and is an Adjunct Professor of exercise physiology from AUT University, Auckland. Â He completed his PhD from the University of Queensland in 2004, and has done a number of research studies examining the relationship between hydration status, body temperature and endurance performance. His hobby is triathlon and he’s completed 14 Ironman events worldwide.
Never-bonk’s mission is to provide the most up-to-date science-based advice to endurance triathletes seeking to optimize their long-distance triathlon performance. If the science doesn’t support the practice, it isn’t recommended.
While there are aiming to expand on the issues and events they cover, never-bonk kicks-off with practical information related to nutrition advice for the long-distance triathlete.Â These currently include:
- Consume ~1.5 g carbohydrate per minute in a 2:1 ratio of glucose to fructoseduring long-distance racing (events that take you longer than 3 h to complete)
- Drink to thirst
- Forget sodium
- Pace appropriately
The app forms a pocket-book of the right advice, to have at your fingertips. If you follow this advice, you’ll never-bonk.