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Eat to Compete

With other triathlon coaches, I attended GlaxoSmithKline’s “Eat to Compete” workshop at the end of May. The evening covered basic nutritional requirements, diet myths and supplements as well as calculators for nutrition planning. The emphasis was on a healthy, balanced diet proportional to training load and intensity with a focus on timing including getting sufficient carbohydrate and protein on board within 30 minutes of finishing a training session or race. The overall recommendations for macronutrients were: Carbohydrates 60% ( for energy to train and cognitive function) Protein 25% (to build and repair muscles) Fat 15% (with an emphasis on mono & polyunsaturated fats for training long an

Tracey’s Triathlon Training Camp Triumph

Tracey and I have just returned from a week at Les Stables, a triathlon training camp in France’s Dordogne region. You may be aware that Tracey likes swimming but doesn’t really ‘do’ triathlon and she was expecting to spend the week relaxing in the sunshine, feeling rather out of place.….. Les Stables is run by Mark and Sibs, better known as the couple behind the Pacesetter team that run events such as the Dambuster and Vitruvian triathlons. The venue has everything a triathlete could want - running track, challenging off road run routes, quiet roads with bike-friendly motorists, 25 metre pool and open water river swimming. It caters for 20 athletes in shared 6 berth or 4 berth apartments,

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