Nutrition

TriDot Triathlon Training Misconceptions about Carb Loading
| Jared Milam | Read More

At some point over the past four decades or so athletes created a picture in their mind of what carb loading looks like. And that image became a big bowl of pasta the night before a race. In reality, effective carb loading for any endurance event, much less triathlon, is much more involved than this.

First of all, why do we “load” carbs prior to a race?

TriDot Triathlon Training Tri Nutrition
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Allow me to take the opportunity to spoil the plot of this article from the very beginning. Your nutrition plan for a full iron distance triathlon will be less than double what it would be for the half.

There, you can leave now. However, for the inquisitive at heart let me digress as to why this is the case.

TriDot Triathlon Training hydration sodium water hydrate
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We all sweat water out of our bodies. However, did you know that key electrolytes—the most predominant of which is sodium—are also lost along with our sweat? Actually, the very definition of sweat by the National Institutes of Health website, Medline Plus, is “the release of a [salty] liquid from the body’s sweat glands.”

TriDot Triathlon Trainin Nutrition Protein
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Protein is a hot topic among triathletes these days. Hearsay and the wrong advice often flood the triathlon marketplace of ideas. Amidst the confusion, several questions regarding this subject demand answers. How much should I consume daily? Should I be consuming protein before my workout? During? After? What’s really required when it comes to protein?

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In this episode, we discuss metabolic efficiency with TriDot Coach Chris Holley, Licensed Primary Sports Nutritionist and Metabolic Efficiency Certified Professional.

Triathlon Training Swim Bike Run Nutrition Generation UCAN
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In the triathlon world, there are a wealth of opinions and theories as to which nutritional method is best. For years we were taught that a high carb diet was an athlete’s best friend. Now science is putting that idea to the test.

Triathlon Training Swim Bike Run Nutrition Generation UCAN
| Jared Milam | Read More

In the triathlon world, there are a wealth of opinions and theories as to which nutritional method is best. For years we were taught that a high carb diet was an athlete’s best friend. Now science is putting that idea to the test.

What, How Much, and When Should You Nutrition During a Triathlon?
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Triathlon nutrition is going to look different for everyone. There are no magic formulas that can be applied to all triathletes because, let’s face it, we all function a little differently.

The Top 3 Points to Consider in Your Triathlon Race Strategy: Nutrition
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Part 3 in a 3-part series.

While pacing is the foundation of triathlon race strategy and swim strategy the starting point, let’s now move on to the final strategy that keeps everything in check: race nutrition.

Nutrition

Where's the Line in Getting Outside Assistance in Triathlon?
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A roommate of mine once posed a difficult question for me to answer. “So then you’re cheating right?” he asked.

My brow furrowed. I smirked a condescending smirk as spittle flew from the side of my mouth. Cheating? I laughed to myself. Of course not.