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!
Member Question: Olympic Race Nutrition
During this past weekend's Olympic distance triathlon, lack of fuel and dehydration hurt me during the run. I feel a little lost with knowing what, when and how much to consume.
I can't seem to get the nutrition during races down. I feel fine through the swim and bike but when I transition to the run it sounds like I'm carrying a water bottle in my belly. It sloshes around and is very uncomfortable. I am afraid to take in any liquids or eat during a race because I don't want to make this situation worse. However, during this past weekend's Olympic distance race the lack of fuel and dehydration hurt me during the run. Coming from just a running background I haven't really had to eat or drink during races and so I feel a little lost with knowing what, when and how much to consume.
Training for triathlons is now your lifestyle. Then comes race week. Your relaxed training routine, which is a bit compulsive at times, gets a big wake up call. How do you nutritionally fuel for a race so that you can give it your all on the race course?
Whether you are training for a race in order to lose weight or training for a race in order to compete, a solid race day nutrition plan will absolutely help you get to the finish line. [.....]
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