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Hydration and Nutrition

justalby justalAug 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.

sarahleonardby member: sarahleonard, Aug 3rd 2012 09:10
BBC breakfast this morning the breakfast of the athletes. Must admit that Phelps' breakfast looked most appealing to me but I'm aggrieved to say that Beth Tweddles' bowl of porridge is more like the calories for me.

In the middle of reading In Defence of Food and have previously looked at the Paleo diet for athletes but my resolve was not strong enough!
justalby blog author: justal, Aug 3rd 2012 11:49
Now that does indeed sound like my kind of breakfast - Somehow though I don't think eating it will make me swim as fast as Phelps!

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