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4 Race-Day Nutrition Mistakes that Undermine Your Performance

All too often I’ve seen athletes looking to PR -- or even win their Kona slot – who end up being plagued by nutritional problems that prevent them from reaching their goals. Does this sound like you? If so, then read on to avoid these 4 common hazards and nail your race-day nutrition strategy for a [...]

By | June 6th, 2017|Articles, EAS, Nutrition, Racing, Training, Training Articles|5 Comments

Designing the Perfect Pre-Race Taper

Over the years I’ve seen many athletes not achieve their full potential in races because they failed to execute a proper pre-race taper. I’ve witnessed triathletes who have not backed off enough and have arrived at the event tired and flat; I’ve also seen those who have dialed back their training too much, and dulled [...]

By | September 9th, 2015|EAS, HOKA, Racing, Strength, Training, Training Articles|4 Comments

How often should a triathlete drink during the bike and run while racing an Ironman 70.3?

Recently I was asked: How often should a triathlete drink during the bike and run while racing an Ironman 70.3? This is a massive topic, but here are my 10 key points for optimal race day hydration: Don’t load up on fluid the day before the race (and this includes electrolyte drinks). Eat dinner prior to [...]

By | June 9th, 2015|Ask The Man, Bike, EAS, Nutrition, Racing, Run, Training Articles|0 Comments

#AskDS6x: What to Eat Prior to High Intensity Morning Workouts

This week Dave answers a question from follower, Judith Cardinaels. Question: In the morning when running tempo or short intervals I get hungry. You mentioned in a tip to hold off on eating to burn calories for the morning workout. What should I eat prior to high intensity morning workouts? Answer: Hunger is fine!  However, [...]

By | March 23rd, 2015|Articles, Ask The Man, EAS, News, Nutrition, Training, Training Articles|0 Comments