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Dave is Very Smart Eater...

200px-Dave_Scott_Pic.pngThe six-time Kona champ adheres to a ketogenic diet, which is high in healthy fats, and low in simple carbohydrates. Scott breaks it down like this: About 60 percent of what he eats consists of omega-rich, good fats (seeds, nuts, olives, coconut oil, cold-water fish), 20–25 percent is protein, and the remainder consists of fiber-rich carbohydrates. After 3 to 4 weeks of following a ketogenic diet, the body begins burning body fat stores as its primary fuel, not carbohydrates. Scott also touts the benefits to healthy brain function.

 

By Julia Polloreno (triathlon.compeptitor.com)

You want to look at the fiber content of your carbohydrate source, says Scott. He recommends nutrient-dense, antioxidant-rich carb sources like kale, broccoli, ...

Gwen Talks About Important Stuff...

Gwen_in_air.pngBy Fred Dreier (triathlete .com)

Most of us would celebrate winning the Olympics by drinking our bodyweight in beer or relaxing on an empty beach. Of course most of us aren’t Gwen Jorgensen. In the two months since Jorgensen won Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro, she has finished second at the final round of the ITU World Triathlon Series, third at the USA Track and Field 10-mile Championships running race and first at the recent three-day Island House Invitational Triathlon in the Bahamas.

Jorgensen isn’t done. This Sunday, she will participate in the TCS New York City Marathon. Not only will it be her first marathon, the 26.2-mile race will mark the furthest distance Jorgansen has ever run continuously....

"...as long as I can."

hannon_worlds.pngInterview with elite masters duathlete, James Hannon.

By Brad Mitchell (obsessive.tripulsive.weebly.com)

What is your athletic background and when did you begin endurance sports?
 
I was a runner in high school. I was planning to go out for football in ninth grade but I joined cross-country instead. I ran cross-country and track at St. Paul Highland Park Senior High for 4 years. Actually, I wasn’t allowed to officially run varsity track in ninth grade because the St. Paul City Council voted it down. As a freshman, I did run the mile in 4:37 and the two mile in 9:55 in nonconference meets. My best times for the mile and two mile were 4:22 and 9:26. I was recruited to run cross-country and track at Columbia University in New York. My senior year, we won the Ivy League cross-country championship (HEPS) for the 1st time in 40 years. My best track times in college were 3:55 for 1500m, 4:10 for the mile, and...

Big Takeaways...

morris_and_crowie.pngBy Steve Morris (TeamHotShot.com)

The IRONMAN World Championship was Steve Morris’ second full IRONMAN. Despite only three years in the sport, Steve has set high aspirations for himself and is hoping to one day go pro in triathlon. Three days prior to the starting line, Steve had the opportunity to sit on the main stage at IRONMAN Expo Village to interview World Champion Craig “Crowie”...

The Importance of Ritual...

ritual_girl.jpgBy Anthony Brown (usatriathlon.org)

Rituals for athletes are not a new idea but their importance needs to be stressed. It may be a Saturday morning when you wake up at 4 a.m. You roll out of bed like you always do. Quietly sneak out of your room (if you have any company) and head to the coffee maker to brew a fresh cup. Down a quick glass of water and eat a banana slathered in freshly ground peanut butter from the local market. Use the bathroom, check your email and weather one last time, and then grab the gear you will need to head out the door....

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