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Ask The Man: Nutrition Mistakes Ruin My Run

Dave, When I’m racing an IRONMAN and going through aid stations on the run, I usually grab whatever food is available because I feel like I need the calories to make it through the day. That said, I usually end up racing with stomach cramps and have to stop and walk during the race. How [...]

By | September 27th, 2017|Articles, Ask The Man, Bike, Nutrition, Racing, Run, Swim, Training, Training Articles|Comments Off on Ask The Man: Nutrition Mistakes Ruin My Run

Ask The Man: What About My Nutrition Strategy in Hot Weather?

Amanda from Tampa recently asked me: Should I adjust my caloric intake during really hot and humid conditions? If so, how? If you're planning to race in hot weather, then you've probably already given quite a bit of thought to your hydration.  But what about your caloric intake? Watch my short video... my answer might [...]

By | August 1st, 2017|Ask The Man, Nutrition, Racing, Training, Training Articles|2 Comments

6 Tips to Live a Long & Healthy Life

This shot was recently taken of my dad, Verne, and me. My dad turned 93 on June 19th. He’s always been a huge supporter of me and my kids: attending and organizing swim meets, water polo matches and coming to Kona for most of my races... and, of course, doing all of things dads do that [...]

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

Ripped! 12 Tips to Achieve Your Ideal Racing Weight

I'm frequently asked about the best ways to attain your ideal racing weight. As triathletes, we must strive to attain that perfect balance between lean body mass, power and immune health (it does no good to drop so much weight that we get a cold during race week, or if we feel dead trying to run up [...]

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

#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|Comments Off on #AskDS6x: What to Eat Prior to High Intensity Morning Workouts