Nutrition

How to eat healthily when travelling

Your nutrition needn’t go awry when you’re travelling, says Nigel Mitchell. Here are his tips for making good nutritional choices when on the move
28 September 2016 at 15:24

Tea versus coffee: health benefits of each

Partial to the odd cup of coffee or tea but wondering which is best? We take a look at the benefits of each
28 September 2016 at 13:23

Race weight: what's best?

Is losing weight the biggest factor when it comes to running faster and is it the lighter the better for triathletes? Andy Bullock explains all
28 September 2016 at 09:36

How to ease gastrointestinal distress when racing

Stomach complaints curtailing your race ambitions could be at an end thanks to a cow and mineral mix…
14 September 2016 at 09:25

Protein: how much do you need?

How much protein you should consume everyday when training for a triathlon depends on several factors says Renee McGregor. Here she discusses protein requirements for endurance athletes
13 September 2016 at 10:34  (1)

Triathlon recovery: what to eat post-race

Sports nutritionist Nigel Mitchell explains what to eat once your triathlon has finished so your body gets the nutrients it needs to recover better and faster. Blow-outs he says can wait till after your A- race
08 September 2016 at 10:56

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 have 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 performance

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