Let's take a moment to appreciate the fact that we get to learn from the iconic Michellie Jones!
Michellie started her tri career in 1990 and won two ITU Triathlon World Championships (in 1992 and 1993). She won the and won an Olympic silver medal in the Sydney Olympic Games.
She became Ironman World Champion in just her 4th full distance Ironman in 2006. In addition to coaching age groupers, she is also the head coach of UC San Diego's collegiate program.
Triathletes are notorious for their relentless pursuit of intensity and pushing themselves to the limits.
However, Michellie stresses the...
Whether you're on track with the goals you set at the start of the year, you've lost momentum or you didn't set any goals and have been winging it so far this year – draw a line in the sand and let’s do something about it now
Triathletes with a race nutrition plan perform better than those that don’t.
In this post we’ll dive into how to fuel your body for success and make the most of your training sessions, creating sustainable change for a healthier, fitter you.
As a triathlete, you know how precious time is. Balancing training, work, family, and all the other aspects of life can be a challenge. However, when it comes to improving your nutrition, waiting for the perfect time simply won't cut it.
The truth is, you'll never have extra hours magically appear in your schedule. It's up to you to make time for what's...
Kelly Estes and Chris Tubbs, both age-group triathletes based in the USA, have achieved something remarkable with their nutrition. Let’s delve into their experiences to shed light on the unexpected benefits of optimising nutrition for performance.
But first, here’s a little background on Kelly and Chris:
As an athlete, you may have fallen into the trap of believing that an abundance of supplements is essential for success.
Chris and Kelly, just like many...
Erin's 11 year racing career began with running with her son. She was already a swimmer and cycler so adding on running and competing in a triathlon seemed like a no brainer. Since then, she has been addicted to the sport, enjoying the sense of accomplishment and camaraderie it offers.
Over the years, she’s competed in various races including Kona and the World Championships.
Erin continues to learn and improve every year, and nutrition has been a major focus for her in recent times. Previously, she didn't prioritise nutrition as part of her training and everyday life, but being in the Triathlon Nutrition Academy changed her perspective. Erin now understands how all the puzzle pieces fit together, enabling her to train stronger, sustain performance, and recover better, even with frequent races.
Prior to her nutrition transformation, she neglected recovery meals, thinking...
Prioritising performance over overall health and nutrition can have negative consequences. There’s a better and easier way! Let’s discuss the importance of balance and my four tips to help triathletes find balance after a big event.
Our body, our health is one of the most important things in life.
It's easy to get caught up in the demands of work, family, and other responsibilities, but taking care of your body should be a TOP priority.
Remember that your body is your temple, and what you put into it matters. Nourish it with high-quality foods, stay hydrated, and prioritise adequate rest and recovery.
Finding balance is essential for long-term success as a triathlete. Balance is boring but these small consistent habits have the...
It's easy to get overwhelmed and neglect other aspects of life, such as your nutrition. It’s often the first ball that gets dropped when we’re busy and stressed.
To help you, here are 6 simple nutrition hacks that can help you reclaim your time without compromising on your nutrition. Pick one and implement it RIGHT AWAY to save at least 2 hours each week.
One of the most effective ways to save time during your busy week is by setting aside dedicated meal planning time. Make it a priority to carve out a specific time each week, put it in your calendar or diary, and treat it as a non-negotiable appointment that you must stick to.
Meal planning helps you stay organised and eliminates the need to think about what to cook on the fly.
If you're unsure where to start, you can download our free meal...
Of course you do - you’re training for three sports! But you shouldn't be completely wiped out all the time.
Let’s explore the common reasons of constant tiredness and fatigue experienced by many triathletes. Specifically, we'll discuss why you're feeling tired all the time and, more importantly, how to find that much-needed energy boost to power through your training sessions.
While feeling tired due to triathlon training is expected due to the physical demands of three sports, it is important to recognise when exhaustion goes beyond normal limits.
Pushing yourself to the point of complete exhaustion is not sustainable or healthy. You should not be completely wiped out all the time, even during full distance or Ironman training.
By evaluating your current state of tiredness, you can realise that feeling constantly drained is not normal or necessary for triathlon...
Lay out your equipment in a logical order so that everything is easily accessible. Arrange your items in a sequence that matches the order in which you will need them during the transition.
Blatchford’s 18 year racing career began in the ITU circuit in 2000 and transitioned to long course racing in 2012, winning her first Ironman at Cairns in 2013. Her career boasts victories in various 70.3 races, Ironman Cairns, and the Ironman World Championships in Kona. To top off an epic career, she was inducted into the Ironman Hall of Fame in 2022.
Blatchford attributes her success in triathlon to her nutrition, gut training, and trust in the professionals around her. Her approach challenges the current trend in triathlon of carbohydrate restriction and emphasises the importance of individualised training and nutrition strategies.
Blatchford recalls working with her sports dietitian, Greg Cox, to dial up her carbohydrate intake to 2 grams per kilogram of body weight per hour on the bike, a level that Taryn notes is considered "way up there" for most athletes. Blatchford says...
I was asked recently by one of the triathletes in our Dietitian Approved Crew Facebook group my thoughts on the value of blood tests, as there are a lot of companies spruiking these across many platforms at the moment. While we go into this in depth in the Triathlon Nutrition Academy, I thought it was important enough to share with everyone.
Blood tests can help detect any potential problems early on and allow you to make necessary changes to your diet and training regimen. However, it's important to know which blood tests are necessary and why and, equally as important, how to interpret the results.
First and foremost, the purpose of getting blood tests is prevention. By catching any potential health issues early on, you can avoid serious illnesses or injuries. Additionally, regular blood tests can help...