Nutrition Plan for Racing a 'Hard' Sprint Triathlon

author : mrakes1
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Question from Blueraiderzone:
I have my first tri coming up. It's a sprint (400 swim, 13 bike, 2 mile run). I was just planning on taking a bottle or 2 of water with me on the ride. In a thread the other day people were talking about "hammering it" on a sprint. This is what I plan to do. If I am pressing the entire time do I need to take any nutrition with me on this race? I know under normal training I wouldn't need any nutrition for this distance, but will nutrition on the bike help boost me in the run?
 

Answer by Marni Rakes

Master of Science- Exercise Physiology
Certified Sports Nutritionist
USAT Level-1 Coach


You are told to do in training as you would in a race. Therefore, the longer the distance the more important it is to adequately fuel before, during and after training. [.....]

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date: October 22, 2008

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Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology. I am a certified sports nutritionist through the International Society of Sports Nutrition,I teach spinning and I am CPR certified. I have finished the 2006 Boston marathon, 2006 IMFL, 2007 Ironman world Championship and I am qualified for the 2007 Ironman 70.3 World Championship. I write for Triathlete magazine and I love writing for BT.com!

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Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology. I am a certified sports nutritionist through the International Society of Sports Nutrition,I teach spinning and I am CPR certified. I have finished the 2006 Boston marathon, 2006 IMFL, 2007 Ironman world Championship and I am qualified for the 2007 Ironman 70.3 World Championship. I write for Triathlete magazine and I love writing for BT.com!

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