Planning your nutrition strategy for Olympic distance triathlon

Whether you are a seasoned competitor or undertaking your first Olympic Distance triathlon, you do need to plan your nutrition and hydration needs for this type of event. You might be able to get away without consuming energy drink or gels during a sprint distance triathlon, but it isn’t recommended for longer events. Continue reading

Developing your hydration strategy for endurance sports

hydration strategies for endurance athletesWater makes up 70-75% of your muscle tissue, and dehydration during exercise is commonly recognised as a major contributor to fatigue. For example, a 1994 study on trained cyclists demonstrated that reductions in body weight of 1-2% as a result of deliberate dehydration resulted in a 44% reduction in performance. 1 Continue reading