Nutritional Adjustments Ironman vs. Short Course

As we all know, there are different training regimens for short course triathlon versus long course. For short course, typically people will be doing less overall volume and higher intensity bouts. And with long course triathlon the overall volume increases…

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Coach Jim’s Training Gel and Brownies Recipes

Coach Jim notes that this recipe is great for anytime (dessert or otherwise), but is quite fond of it for his bike rides! Follow the directions carefully and you‚Äôll get a tasty nutritional change up for your rides. Brownie and…

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Know Thy Sweat Rate

Every athlete‚Äôs sweat rate is different. Your sweat rate depends on your body size, exercise intensity, climate (temperature, wind, etc.), physical fitness, clothing, gender, and how you acclimated to the current conditions you are exercising in. Your sweat rate is…

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12 Nutrition Tips for Time Strapped Athletes

There are plenty of demands tugging on the running shoe strings of a working athlete, but regardless of how time flies, it‚Äôs important to stay on top of your healthy eating patterns so you can perform well both in the…

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Fueling for the Body Correctly

An athlete races at peak performance by making sure the body is fueled correctly.  This is not just about the morning of the start, but also approaching race day as well. Eat softer foods leading up to race. Eating foods…

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Hydration Strategies

Most athletes are aware of the importance to be well hydrated when exercising and during races. This is even more critical when events are longer than 60 minutes or have high temperature and humidity levels. If hydrated properly your body…

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Know Thy Sweat Rate in All Conditions

Every athlete‚Äôs sweat rate is different. Your sweat rate depends on your body size, exercise intensity, climate (temperature, wind, etc.), physical fitness, clothing, gender, and how you acclimated to the current conditions you are exercising in. Your sweat rate is…

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Hydration and Nutrition Case Study: Ironman 70.3 Galveston

This is a case study of an athlete with hydration and nutrition issues: Male Athlete‚Äôs Statistics: Height: 6‚Äô1 Weight: 200 lbs Race: 70.3 Galveston, TX Report: The athlete hydrated every 10-15 minutes averaging 30 oz of fluid an hour totaling…

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Less Training Means more Time for Cooking

Heading into the off-season (at least for most) can be a huge relief. Taking the pressure off yourself to do everything right and allowing yourself to indulge a bit can be very rewarding. The off-season can also be a great…

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The Triathlon Minute, Episode 15, “The Importance of Protein”

D3 Multisport is proud to release the video series, “The Triathlon Minute”. Invest 1 minute each Friday and I promise you’ll learn something you didn’t know. Please follow us on twitter: D3_Multisport and / or facebook.com/d3multisport. If you like our…

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The Triathlon Minute, Episode 3, “Fueling Before and During a Workout”

D3 Multisport is proud to release the video series, “The Triathlon Minute”. Invest 1 minute each Friday and I promise you’ll learn something you didn’t know. Please follow us on twitter: D3_Multisport and / or facebook.com/d3multisport. If you like our…

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12 Nutrition Tips for Time Strapped Athletes

There are plenty of demands tugging on the running shoe strings of a working athlete, but regardless of how time flies, it’s important to stay on top of your healthy eating patterns so you can perform well both in the…

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5 Essentials to Know for Race Day Nutrition

1. Know your sweat rate. You can’t have a successful plan without knowing how much fluid you need to stay hydrated. 2. Know you need carbohydrates during intense exercise. ACSM suggests an adult can oxidize 60 grams of carbohydrates an…

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Making your Own Nutritional Bar

Last fall I was making a batch of Rice Krispie treats for one of my kid’s school classes. I got to thinking about how tasty these treats are and how simple they are to make. In fact, the ratio of…

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The Triathlon Minute, Episode 51, Hydration is more than just Water

D3 Multisport is proud to release the video series, “The Triathlon Minute”. Invest 1 minute each Friday and you may learn something you didn’t know. Coach Jim Hallberg shares his strategies for electrolytes and timing your hydration leading into a race.…

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