Training for an endurance event? Your results on race day will rely on what you put in your mouth on a daily basis, just as much as your training workouts. There are so many new ideas, eating fads, diet experiments, and trusted old-fashioned approaches. How do you work out your own individualised sports nutrition strategy – the one that will reap results for you?
As pro athletes the world over compete in last-ditch efforts to accrue qualification points for the Ironman World Championships, we thought we’d talk a little about what it takes an age-grouper to hit the big island.
Now it’s time to look to the Gold Coast and the ITU World Championships, running from 11-14 September. We have our largest contingent of Australian athletes representing this fabulous country ever this year, and every one of us here at Bindi HQ is ready and waiting to cheer for you all!
A stunning location, the Gold Coast course promises excellent spectator value and fast times for both Sprint and Standard Distance events – there is nothing better than running up that blue carpet to the finish line.
It’s happening people; the official countdown to the Ironman 70.3 World Championships has started!
Running over the weekend of September 1 & 2 this iconic, globally-rotating event promises to be a corker. It’s the first time the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship event will run on the African Content, and we can’t wait to see footage of the beautiful course.
Recently I got the chance to catch up with Bindi’s Chief Sales Officer (and all-round great chick) Anne Musk. Although I am based in Busselton, she lives nearly three hours away in Perth and manages all our stockists and athletes for Bindi. With work and family life keeping us both busy, it was nice to have a little downtime over a coffee, and chat about…guess what? TRIATHLON!
You can’t out train a poor diet. That may be hard to hear, but it is the truth – I know from personal experience! Nutrition is key. Look back over your last few races and think about your results. Did you perform well? Did you bonk? Did you go out hard then blow up in the last 30 minutes because you hadn’t taken on enough fuel?
Are you ruining all your good work? You train consistently, turning up to each session and sticking it out until the end. You listen to your coach’s feedback, taking on board what they say and plan to do better next week. But changing just one or two habits could be the key to unlocking the results you want.
It’s winter. The mornings are dark and the days are short. The pull of the pool has eased off a little, and your off-season is ticking along nicely. You are feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to start thinking about What Comes Next. But before you pull out the latest race calendar and sign yourself up for a marathon, Ironman, 24-hour mountain biking event or the Rotto swim, how about you take a minute, step back, and assess yourself!
“Sometimes life is about risking everything for a dream no one can see but you”
The sport of triathlon can be hugely demanding of your time, money, energy, and even on relationships. Who in the sport hasn’t been asked ‘but why do you do it?’. It can often be a tricky question to answer, especially if you think about how you feel on the back end of your run!
If you are anything like me, you are a little bit addicted to training and the buzz you get from feeling fit and strong. Let’s face it, all endurance athletes are a bit, ahem, obsessive about fitness levels, am I right?
But as I mentioned in my last blog, rest and recovery are imperative for many reasons.