Pills, powders, potions. Are you taking supplements without knowing whether they are effective and safe? A call to action: Do an inventory and ask yourself what you really know about the supplements you are putting into your body.
Drink to thirst or by a rigid hydration plan? Drink only plain water or only electrolyte-laden drinks? Perhaps it’s not that polarized and we need to be thinking on a continuum. The process of learning about your sweat involves assessment, education, and a personalized range of appropriate fluids and electrolytes. You go forward and hydrate more optimally!
Many people don’t know Board Certified Sport Dietitians/Registered Dietitians exist, don’t realize the value of working with one, or simply prefer to do trial and error until they just can’t any longer. As somewhat of a shy gal, this has given me some fun challenges as I work to educate more local coaches and athletes as to the value of li’l ol’ me and what I love doing as a career.
In my previous post, I gave some nutrition-related tips to follow leading up to your 70.3 race to result in less than desirable results. Here are a few additional To Do’s to follow on race day that make for horror stories later. Important note: This post is most definitely satirical in content.
I am not one to “kick someone when they’re down”, so don’t get me wrong with the intent of this blog post. But with what I saw (and have seen at several other long course triathlon races) and what I see on social media posts, nutrition and hydration problems continue to be a sore spot for many triathletes.