It can be very hard to dig yourself out of the fatigue hole if you don’t pay heed to the warning signs and catch things early. First rule is always to listen to and respond to the body nudges about the quality of performance and your state of recovery. Dont let your training spit you … More Don’t dig yourself into a training fatigue hole
Sports Nutrition Chat and Chill ride guest interview opportunity with Theia Friestedt. October 16th 2017 Who knew that you could cycle, play Zwift, and give sports nutrition advice all at the same time AND have a hurricane (Ophelia) going on outside. So I had the opportunity yesterday to turn my training session into an advice … More Listen here for Endurance Sports Nutrition advice on a recent chat and chill session with Theia
Footnote before note! – this is a must read!! https://mosaicscience.com/story/why-calorie-broken about how inaccurate obsessive calorie counting may be and why…. I ask all my clients and athletes to complete a food, training and well-being diary for me. Why? For many reasons and mostly the following: Remember, my end goal is to help you eat a more balanced … More Food and Activity Diaries – How useful are they?
Aqua jogging = new friends It would seem that aqua jogging is the new social meetup (if you are in your 40s like me!) – I seem to be meeting the nicest of people now that I have my head above the water. Here is more on aqua jogging and why it is good while … More Aqua-jogging, Kenyans, Carbs and why do they keep winning, Winning mind-set and Musings. Weeks tidbits, February 16th 2017
Hi all, So we hit the ground running when we landed in Ireland from Hawaii on October 26th with a move into our new home, work, training, and all that jazz. It started as autumn and in one week winter bite hard with freezing temperatures. I am racing East London (South Africa) 70.3 in January … More Testing, protein recommendations for endurance athletes, nutrition tidbits, and update from Limerick
Yet another Kona has come and gone, dreams were made as well as shattered; people threw their hearts in and returned home with something more. I for one was blessed to meet new people, form friendships that will last a lifetime, grew a little more on my own personal and professional journey, and fried more than … More Ironman world championship 2016 observations
Kona update October 3rd 2016 Hi Folks, Wee update from the Big Island. It’s heating up here and the place is starting to become a circus of lycra clad triathletes running and cycling along a busy Ali’i drive from sunrise to sunset, and if they are not on the hot roads then they are part of … More Making Vitamin D, keeping the bay healthy, opening your eyes and all your senses, carb loading and which carbs are best?
Hi Folks, well we are having a blast here in Kona. We are settling in well, training is strong, recovery even better, and we are now settled into the heat and humidity as the body has had time to adjust. It takes time to acclimate to high heat and humidity (also called acclimatization – I am going … More Kona update, heat acclimation, female athletes are not men, and the dangers of taking NSAIDs during ironman
Hi Folks, Just a wee update on my recent article titled Functional Insight into blood tests. Its been quite the topic of debate lately, and as the person that reads and interprets blood tests for all my athletes (willing to submit to the needle) I just wanted to pass on some helpful insights and articles. I … More When the bloods are off…
Kona we’ve landed! Hi Folks, So we are finally here and settling in nicely to island life. I guess that this is easy for me to say when my task here is to train for fun (thanks coach!), support the athletes that seek my support, sort the food and be all-around positive “I’m here if … More How to prepare for Kona Ironman – from flight to first food shop