Hydration and Nutrition
by justal Aug 2nd 2012
Training and racing is going well, so I've decided to start learning a little more about sports nutrition. I've been reading loads of sports nutrition books and trying to change my diet a little bit. It wasn't bad to start with though with loads of home-grown foods as a staple but its interesting to read a little more about nutrient timing and such like.
I'm not usually a big fan of supplements or sports drinks and gels, but took delivery the other day of a large pack of them courtesy of a freebie from a magazine subscription. I thought I'd look them up on the interwebs to see what they claimed and came across a nice little Hydration and Nutrition Calculator called the Portman Calculator that tells you how much of their products you should be consuming before and after a given training session.
Who knows, maybe a little more effort in terms of my diet could just give me the edge that I need. Trouble is my knee has been playing up these last few days so I feel as though I need some comfort food as it is beginning to get me down - Come on knee, don't give up on me now.
My next race
Although I'd love to, I won't have time to blog here too often, but I do keep a regular blog all about my Triathlon (and other) exploits here:
I'm a born again Triathlete, having done a few races in my teens, I stopped doing any sort of training for over 20 years and then started again in 2011 when I was 40. I had fun doing them and didn't do too badly, so I'm once again on the way to being able to call myself a 'Triathlete'.
The blog above contains plenty of training tips, notes on any particularly exciting training sessions or those of note and my race schedules and reports. It also contains lots of other things too, all about living a 'Simple Life of Luxury' here in West Wales where we spend our time swimming, cycling, running, MTBig, windsurfing, surfing, gardening, beekeeping, watching the sky at night and many many other things - I hope you enjoy it.