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Taming Hunger...

refrigerator-boy.gifBy Lauren Antonucci (triathlon.competitor.com)

Q: I recently upped my triathlon training to 10–12 hours per week, and now I’m starving all the time. I eat three meals, plus snacks, including a snack before workouts. What can I do to tame my hunger?

A: For some athletes, perpetual hunger can be attributed to an inadequate intake of overall calories, or missing meals or snacks, but that doesn’t seem to be the case for you. More likely in this case, your hunger can be traced back to an imbalance in macronutrient intake (carbs, protein, fats) versus needs. Do you think you might be eating fewer carbs, protein or fat than you need? If you keep track of...

Suit Up or Stay Inside?

SNOW-PLACE.gifBy Dr. Michael Williams

When it is cold outside there’s always a question about whether to go out or stay in. Here are some tips to help you with your “in-or-out” decision.

How cold is it outside?

Temperature isn’t everything, but it’s a good place to start. There are some people who will workout outside no matter what the temperature is, but that’s not the majority of us. My minimum is about 30 degrees with biking and 0 degrees with running as below these I feel like I’m just going through the motions, and I feel that I could get more high-quality work done...

Why "Hard" Courses are Easier....

IMOO-bike.gifA smart strategy for finishing a hilly bike leg with energy left for the run.

By Scott Fleigelman (triathlon.competitor.com - July, 2014)

Last September I brought 15 athletes to Madison, Wis., ready to unleash their hard-earned fitness upon the Ironman Wisconsin course. On Friday morning of race week, however, several of them chose to attend the pro panel and had their confidence shaken by tales of a “brutal” bike course that would surely “chew you up and spit you out.”  ...

Eatcations...

GwenJorgensenTriathleteC.gifAs the countdown to the Rio 2016 begins, T+L is talking to Olympic hopefuls about how they travel. Here, American Triathlon favorite Gwen Jorgensen shares how food is her focus on the road.

 

By Gwen Jorgensen (travelandleisure.com)


Every year, my husband Patrick and I plan a trip entirely around food–an Eatcation. I’m a huge foodie, and checking restaurants around the world gets me extremely excited. Before we take-off, I make sure to check out Yelp reviews and map out Michelin-starred spots at each destination. Anytime we can try new foods or score a table at a hard-to-get-into restaurant, I consider it a success....

To Be, or Not to Be...an Ironman....

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By Jonathan Cane (triathlon.competitor.com)

Dear Coach: I’m a competitive age-grouper who has always done sprints and Olympic-distance races, but I feel like I should make the move to Ironman. How do I know if I’m really ready?  ...

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