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!
Nutrition for Sprint Triathlons
Understanding the scientific concept behind a small amount of nutrition before and during your shorter triathlons.
I compete in Sprint Triathlons. What can I eat during a race to prevent myself from bonking?
Does the following comment sound familiar? “I am going to carry three water bottles on my bike instead of one, just in case I become extra thirsty during the last mile of my 13 mile bike ride.”
As we all laugh, everyone has seen the individual who arrives to a sprint-distance race, believing that he/she is better off fueling for an Ironman distance than chancing the risk of bonking during the run. Unfortunately, triathletes have accepted the idea that too much nutrition on race day is better than none at all. But as we recognize the classic triathlete, who runs with his 6-flask fuel belt with three attached energy gels during a sprint-triathlon, you, as well, may be nutritionally over-prepared for a sprint-distance race. [.....]
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