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Confused about nutrition for triathlon?

It's funny, for a long time there I was obsessed with race nutrition and trying to get it right.  Calculating calories, CHO and fluid intake etc trying to work out everything in detail to make sure I had enough energy to get my through my events. Then I stumbled upon a little secret which has now made everything so easy.  I'll tell you about that later...  The field of nutrition seems to be never ending and the research we are presented with always seems to be changing and we never seem to have the one answer.  One week its high carb diets, other weeks its low carb/high fat and the next its Paleo.  It's always changing and always confusing.  When...

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Gold Coast marathon

Now that the Gold Coast marathon festival is done and dusted it’s a timely reminder just how bloody hard marathons are but also just how addictive they are aswell!  Just about everyone hits the wall around the 30k mark and from then on no amount of training can really prepare you for the ensuing 12k.  So how do you best prepare for that or make it so that you can get through that period without hurting.  The truth is you can’t.  Regardless of your ability or training, if you’re pacing yourself correctly to achieve performance, than you are right on a knife edge.  Marathons are a process of learning, hard work and experience.  I always reflect on my 12 marathons...

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