Mark Kleanthous has taken part in 33 Ironman races and more than 400 triathlons. He started the popular website ironmate.co.uk to pass on everything he'd learnt to would-be Ironman triathletes, and he's recently distilled this information into his
Good bike-riding is all about efficiency. If you reduce waste through proper pedalling mechanics, body position, nutrition, gear selection and even breathing, you will improve your overall performance on the road. One aspect of efficiency that
consume twice as much as they think they do. Ellen Coleman, a dietician and one of the authors of Ultimate Sports Nutrition, lays part of the blame on the food industry, which has supersized almost everything. A 2005 study in the Journal of the American
With three disciplines to consider, it's easy to make mistakes when you're eating and drinking during training and racing. That's the bad news. The good news is that it's easy to avoid triathlon's common nutritional pitfalls if you plan ahead
burns about 100 per cent more calories than usual when it's trying to repair an injury. "It's important that you feed your body what it needs to mend," says Dr Liz Applegate, author of Nutrition Basics for Better Performance. She recommends boosting
For all sorts of reasons - scientific research, improved transport, refrigeration, additives, greed - we are taunted and tempted day and night by fatty, sugary, visually enticing foods and drinks. They're everywhere and they can be hard to resist, but if you give yourself hea...
and exhausted me! I also started logging what I ate every day to make sure I was getting the right amount of protein, carbs etc. I have done that ever since and I took a distance learning course in Health and Nutrition purely for my own benefit.2008 was a bit up
Heavy legs? Breathless? Can't keep up with your training partners? If you've put any recurring lethargy down to too much training and have carried on regardless, hoping that the fatigue will eventually, magically disappear, you could be in for a long wait. You could have anaemia,...
more you'll enjoy relaxing by the pool if you've just done 40 laps in it. If your hotel pool is on the small side, don't worry: Mark Kleanthous, an elite member of the Great Britain Triathlon Team, suggests using a swimming cord that you attach
the age groupers would start but for now it was the elite men and women who got things underway on the out-and-back swim course in Kailua Bay. The pier and prom were thick with people cheering their triathlon heroes and the heat was building nicely.As 46
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