Nutrition

What and when to eat before an Ironman

Got an early Ironman race-day start and wondering whether you really need to eat 2-3 hours before? Mark Kleanthous and Emma-Kate Lidbury has some advice
23 August 2016 at 10:04

Science find slushies are best before start

While cold drinks are easier to consume mid-race, research from New Zealand suggests crushed ice is best before the start
22 August 2016 at 15:59

Triathlon nutrition: how to get fuelling right

Renee McGregor explains how to get the fuelling right, whatever your ability
16 August 2016 at 10:10

Ironman nutrition: what to carry on the bike

Wondering how much fuel to carry on the bike and whether to have all your nutritional needs packed up, or rely on some stops at aid stations? Simon Ward offers some advice...
16 August 2016 at 09:18

Energy gels versus energy bars

We explain how each is digested, how quickly you feel the affects, and the benefits of each

Are energy gels with caffeine worth it?

James Witts examines whether energy gels containing caffeine are worth the extra outlay and the benefits you can expect
04 August 2016 at 09:40

Energy gels: 10 of the best reviewed, test and rated

Energy gels are a vital part of every triathlete's training and racing kit. James Witts tests 10 of the best to find what you should be taking
27 July 2016 at 11:07

How to beat the afternoon slump at work

Exercise before work and then struggle with a post exercise lull in the afternoon, when you are meant to be working...? Here are some tips from Andrew Hamilton on beating the afternoon slump....
26 July 2016 at 11:38

Increasing mitochondria improves performnce

How and why increasing your mitochondria levels could be the key to improving your triathlon performance
20 July 2016 at 13:37

Carb-free diet: good or bad for athletes?

High fat and protein diets are on the increase among endurance athletes, but at what cost to performance? Renee McGregor investigates…
19 July 2016 at 10:58

Hydration: 5 mistakes triathletes make and how to avoid them

In theory hydration should be easy; You get thirsty, you drink something... but if it really is that simple, why do so many athletes come unstuck with hydration-related issues during races and training? Andy Blow explains the common mistakes and how to fix them
11 July 2016 at 09:14

Triathlon diet: sugar intake

Dietician and sports nutritionist Renee McGregor discusses the right amount of sugar for a triathlete in training
30 June 2016 at 09:07

Hyponatremia: causes and symptoms of low sodium levels

Research has found that hyponatremia and low sodium levels are more common among triathletes than first thought. Here we explain how it's caused and how to avoid it by keeping your sodium levels at recommended levels
27 June 2016 at 09:10

How to plan your hydration

Hydration is key to both recovery and race performance, says Nigel Mitchell. Here's his failsafe hydration facts to counteract the effects of sweat loss…
24 June 2016 at 14:16

Racing weight: 4 tips for combining lean with power

The race season is upon us, so how do we adopt our perfect racing weight? Here's multisport author Matt Fitzgerald's essential guide to getting lean for peak performance, while increasing your power…
22 June 2016 at 10:51

12 sports nutritional tips for the perfect triathlete diet

Follow this nutritional advice from Kevin Currell, head of performance nutrition at the English Institute of Sport and former British Triathlon’s lead nutritionist, working with the Brownlees, for a fitter, happier, enhanced performance.
20 June 2016 at 11:02

Does coffee dehydrate you?

Coffee and caffeine have been well documented for its performance enhancing abilities, but does it also make you dehydrated? Andy Blow discusses...

Hyponatremia: What it is and how you can avoid it

Hyponatremia means low blood sodium levels and is potentially very serious. Andy Blow discusses causes, symptoms and how triathletes can avoid it
13 May 2016 at 11:01

How to prioritise your nutrition to your triathlon training

Matching your nutritional intake to the training you’re doing (nutritional periodisation) can really help you get the best out of your sessions, says Nigel Mitchell
03 May 2016 at 12:03

Dehydration and sodium: why replacing salt is crucial

Most triathletes understand that replacing the sodium lost when they sweat is important for maintaining performance, but they don't really know why.
26 April 2016 at 11:37  (3)