Daily Archives: October 29, 2007

Nutrition for Endurance Races

Triathlons – or any race lasting over 1.5 hours – calls for an effective nutrition plan. Without this you may find yourself unable to complete the event or taking longer than necessary to recover.

 Your nutrition plan should cover three areas:

  • Pre-Race: Sufficient hydration and glycogen loading

  • During Race: Hydration, calories and electrolytes to keep going

  • Post-Race: Refuel with carbohydrates and protein to ensure recovery process

In this post, I’ll share some observations and personal experiences in each of these areas.  Continue reading