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Member Question: Determining Liquid Consumption for the Ironman Bike

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photoWhat process do I use to determine liquid consumption on the bike for an Ironman?

Member Question: Run Hydration and Nutrition for Ironman Louisville

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photoOn long runs, I've been taking 4-oz of Gatorade Endurance every 10-minutes, for a total of about 24-oz an hour. Should I boost my liquid consumption on the runs?

Member Question: Taper Week and Food Intake

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photoI'm tapering this week for my first sprint triathlon. I'm thinking I may need to adjust my calorie intake for the decreased workout load? How do I make sure I am properly fueled for the race?

Member Question: Bonking after a Race

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photoThe race didn't really wear me out but it felt like my body was bonking. Do I really need Gatorade or some other sports drink after a race?

Triathlete's VIDEO Cookbook: Your 'Go-To' Meal

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photoAn easy, healthy hot meal you can quickly cook with many ingredients you already have in your kitchen.

Member Question: Too Much Salt

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photoDo you consume too much salt in your diet? What are the ramifications for the endurance athlete?

Nutrition Question: Necessary Supplements for Triathlon?

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photoI eat very healthy - all natural, whole grain everything. Should I be taking extra supplements or vitamins or extra care for training for a triathlon, even the sprint distance?

February 2009 Nutrition Chat with Coach Marni Rakes

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photoDiscussions on an eating plan to lose weight, lean protein sources, being hungry, recovery foods, eggs and Marni's favorite supplements.

Member Question: Never Full

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photoI usually have at least one workout per day, sometimes two or three, but I spend about all in-between time eating. I am not gaining weight, but I am not losing weight either. Should I be concerned?

Triathlete's VIDEO Cookbook: Wraps

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photoMarni will show you how to make your own delicious and nutritious wrap that is light on calories but high in protein and nutrients.

January 2009 Nutrition Chat with Coach Marni Rakes

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photoDiscussions on half Ironman training and race nutrition, the best breakfast for a late workout, the best pasta for carbo loading and how/when to use gels.

December 2008 Nutrition Chat with Coach Marni Rakes

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photoDiscussions on sweet snacking ideas, protein ideas for vegetarians, premenstrual cravings, eating with a cold, bodybuilding to triathlete and feeling tired.

Member Question: Soy or Whey?

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photoAthletes are using all varieties of protein products, from bars, drinks and powder, and not seeing significant results, consequently recovery time and risk for injury increases.

November 2008 Nutrition Chat with Coach Marni Rakes

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photoTriathlon nutrition discussions on strength training, juicing, Ironman run nutrition issues, getting more protein as a lacto-ovo vegetarian and whey protein usage.

Member Question: Ironman Bike Nutrition

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photoDuring the race there will be plenty of opportunities to exchange bottles, so I'm thinking about going with the aero bottle and Gatorade bottle and fill up as necessary. What should I do?
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mrakes1

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!