Ever wonder what it's like to eat like a triathlete? Three sports in one means you can eat whatever you want, right? Ironman Kona was yesterday, and when you think about the Ironman you think about the hours and hours of hard work these athletes have put towards achieving their goals. I however, tend to think about the thousands among thousands of calories that these athletes consume each week to support their lifestyle and optimize performance and recovery. Eating enough is crucial to maintaining an appropriate weight and ensuring adequate energy to support the training, but what goes into those calories can often determine the ultimate success of the athlete.
The November issue of Triathlete Magazine features this article highlighting the nutritional approaches of five different triathletes and dietitians and of course I just HAD to share!
Link to Full Article Available Here.
Thank you Triathlete Magazine for a little RD love!
Other than the fact that a little photography magic can make healthy food look amazing, here are a few of the main takeaway points:
Check out this article to learn more about what Mirinda Carfrae, the 2013 Women's Ironman World Champion, eats in the days leading up to an Ironman!
What was the biggest takeaway I found from this article ?
Everyone's fueling needs and ideal approach to meeting them is different. Just because one athlete is successful following a certain nutrition plan doesn't mean it will work for you. It's important to identify your specific needs and rely on reputable resources to find the best approach to optimize fueling (a dietitian can help!)...and don't forget to practice, practice, practice during training!
Kristen Chang is Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) and triathlete residing in southwest Virginia with her husband and dogs. Follow along as she shares favorite fueling recipes, general wellness and sport nutrition tips and stories from her athletic endeavors.
Another year has flown by, which means it's time to sit back and reflect on the past season. It has been a season of challenge in many regards, and most definitely not the season I had hoped or planned for. Thinking back to my coaching meeting in January, coach Jim and I had discussed taking things to the next level and I set some pretty high goals for myself. That remained the plan through June, until I through a complete 180 by dropping Chattanooga and deciding to focus on my health. I can vividly remember that day, sitting next to the pool after a short workout when coach asked if Chattanooga was still in the cards. I don't remember whether or not I actually responded, but I do remember the emptiness and defeat I felt in that moment knowing in my heart that the answer was no. I consider myself a "fighter"... being Italian makes me stubborn to the core and I am very loyal to the commitments that I make. However, in that moment God was calling me to let go of my own personal plans and trust in Him instead. As humbling and difficult as it was to walk away from Ironman training this past season, I'm incredibly glad that I did.Hearty Miso Soup
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