Nutrition

How to fuel the Ironman

Race, fuel, race, fuel… timing is key when racing Ironman. And you’ll also need to combat dehydration and hyponatremia, especially if you’re racing in the heat. James Witts explains when to eat and when to drink during the long-distance triathlon
13 September 2017 at 10:16

It's ok I deserve it... What the treats cost you in calories and training

Wondering what it will take to burn off that burger and coke you had a lunchtime or that muffin someone bought you as a treat? Helen Webster investigates
11 September 2017 at 09:48

How to fuel the sprint triathlon

Hydration is especially key when it comes to fuelling a sprint triathlon, but how much will depend on your bodyweight
07 September 2017 at 15:47

What to eat during the week before your triathlon

You should spend race week stuffing yourself with pasta, right? Think again, as what you eat or drink in the week before can make or break your race
06 September 2017 at 15:09

Top 8 sports supplements for triathletes

Sports nutrition can enhance training adaptations and race performances, says Joe Beer. But only if you choose the right ones...
04 September 2017 at 11:08

5 foods that…revive tired muscles

These 5 foods will help your tired and fatigued muscles to recover quicker
04 September 2017 at 11:02  (3)

How much should you eat during a half-Ironman?

Stepping up to middle-distance and wondering how to fuel race-day? Planning your nutrition and hydration successfully can be the difference between victory and failure. Here's how make sure your nutritional strategy makes it a success...
31 August 2017 at 10:17

How alcohol affects your body

Ever wondered what the effects of drinking alcohol are? We all know alcohol holds back performance, but do you know exactly what’s going on in your mind and body as a result of drinking? Lucy-Ann Prideaux reports…
30 August 2017 at 09:19

Race-day nutrition: how to fuel the Olympic-distance triathlon

Carbohydrate intake is increasingly important before and during an Olympic-distance triathlon. So adopt a carb-strategy and also grab some coffee to help you out
29 August 2017 at 09:25

6 tips for beating stomach troubles

Stomach troubles when racing and training are a common problem for triathletes. Here are some tips for beating them from Warren Pole
23 August 2017 at 13:08  (2)

Energy gels: 8 of the best reviewed, tested and rated

Energy gels are a vital part of every triathlete's training and racing kit. James Witts tests 8 of the best to find what you should be taking
23 August 2017 at 11:07

Why are coconuts good for you and how do they help your sports performance?

Heard about the health benefits of coconuts and wondering whether including them in your diet will help your triathlon performance? Lucy-Ann Prideaux explains all
15 August 2017 at 09:26

14 race-day nutritional questions answered

Worrying about your nutrition on race-day and all the things that could go wrong when going long, from being sick or getting diarrhoea to the value of post-race beers? We answer 14 commonly asked questions that will hopefully put your mind at rest
10 August 2017 at 09:52

Why enjoying a sugary drink with a protein-rich meal may not be a good idea

Scientists have found enjoying a sugar-sweetened drink with a high-protein meal may negatively affect energy balance, alter food preferences and cause the body to store more fat.
26 July 2017 at 09:33  (1)

How to lose excess weight for triathlons

There’s no question that shedding any excess weight will help you race faster says 6x Ironman world champ Dave Scott. Here he shares some ideas about how to approach this.
20 July 2017 at 09:44

70.3 race-day nutrition advice

Confused about bike and run nutrition for your first 70.3 and wondering whether to use gels or foods like flapjacks, and if you should carry just electrolyte drinks or one water and one electrolyte? Mark Kleanthous gives us his opinion
09 June 2017 at 11:20

Triathlon nutrition: the A-Z guide

The world of sports nutrition can be a veritable minefield of information. But here to separate your carbs from your fats and your l-carnitines from your omega-3s are a quintet of multisport-fuelling experts…
10 May 2017 at 14:08

What type of protein is best for triathlon recovery?

We look at the differences between whey, soy and others on the market, and whether shakes or bars are best
20 April 2017 at 12:00

Sports nutrition: how to fuel the race season

Transition to race season: sports nutritionist Renee McGregor explains what to eat as your triathlon training volume increases and your body’s needs change.
19 April 2017 at 09:18

How to plan your meals in five easy steps

Planning your nutrition is just as important as planning your triathlon training. Nutritionist Jon Hodgkinson explains how to simplify meal planning so you are fully prepared for the week ahead and eating the right food that will help you reach your goals.
18 April 2017 at 10:00