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Triathlon Nutrition

Thanksgiving Is Over

Nov 26, 2007 |

Luckily, most triathletes do so much training and exercising that eating too much is not a big problem. Of course, many may be concerned about the extra calories they consumed on Thanksgiving. Well, it is over now, so just get back to work.

Fuel Triathlon Training With Pasta

Oct 16, 2007 |

While at the grocery store yesterday, I was reminded of the low price of pasta. A 16oz box of pasta costs less than a dollar, if I buy the store brand, and a jar of sauce costs another dollar. For about 2 bucks, I can make a big pot of pasta that has nearly 2,000 […more]

Coffee

Sep 13, 2007 |

Some triathletes like to use coffee to assist in their training. They find that the caffeine can help energize them. Of course, it can also result in a crash. Additionally, some like to drink coffee after triathlon training to help re-energize them after tiring exercise.

5 Keys to Race Day Nutrition for Your Next Triathlon

Jul 27, 2007 |

Janet Wilson wrote an article about race day nutrition: I am often asked by triathletes, “What should I eat to kick butt in my next triathlon?” The answer is, “It depends.” I’m not a nutritionist, but I have learned a lot about my own nutrition planning through years of training experience. Each individual is different, […more]

Stay Hydrated This Summer

May 31, 2007 |

Remember to stay hydrated during your triathlon training this summer. Triathletes need to train for very long distances, but this means they can’t afford to wait until they finish to rehydrate. Avoid drinking too much juice, soda and such, because that will add needless sugar and calories to your diet. Just drink water. However a […more]

My Protein Shake

May 30, 2007 |

During triathlon training, triathletes need to eat enough to replenish their bodies. I use a protein shake, which can easily be made by using a blender to mix the ingredients: 1 frozen banana 1 cup soy milk 2 tablespoons peanut butter 1/2 scoop of protein powder I use soy protein powder and soy milk, because […more]

Caffine & Racing

May 18, 2007 |

Richard Shryack recently wrote a food nutrition article for racing athletes about caffine: Do you enjoy a good cup of coffee in the morning before your workout? I think a lot of athletes do. The caffeine in coffee has been a good selling point for its usage. Everyone enjoys the pick me up that coffee […more]

The Proper Nutrition For A Triathlon

Mar 2, 2007 |

Mike Herman writes about the proper nutrition for a triathlon: Any sport or activity requires you to provide your body with the correct fuel you need to successfully complete the task at hand. This is especially true for athletes attempting to compete in a triathlon. In addition to training your body for the swimming, biking, […more]

Top 30 Foods for Swimmers

Jan 17, 2007 |

Today, my brother-in-law Dan sent me a list published on USA swimming, entitled Top 30 Foods for Swimmers. As a vegan, I can eat most of them, but not all. It listed the following items: blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, oranges, mango, broccoli, carrots, tomatoes, sweet potatoes avocado, spinach, mixed greens, potatoes, bananas, almonds, cranberries, oatmeal, granola, […more]