Nutrition Question: When are Recovery Drinks Necessary?

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Depending on the length of your workout, there are several options to choose for a post-workout snack. Includes 3 smoothy recipes for workouts over 2-3 hours.

Question:

I have been training for sprints only, and now I have my sights set on an Oly next year....which means workouts will become longer. At what point or length of workout is a recovery drink necessary?

Answer:

During triathlon training the body immediately undergoes extreme stress and damage. Depending on the duration and intensity of training, the pain and soreness from a training session may linger for several days. With multiple weekly training sessions creating additive stress on previously damaged tissues, the risk for injury and sub-par performance increases dramatically. Recovery nutrition, in addition to a diet which is balanced in carbohydrates, fat, and protein, is the foundation of a triathlete’s training program.

Immediately after exercise, muscles require proper nutrients to aid in a quick and efficient recovery process. [.....]

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date: November 20, 2007

mrakes1

Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology. I am a certified sports nutritionist through the International Society of Sports Nutrition,I teach spinning and I am CPR certified. I have finished the 2006 Boston marathon, 2006 IMFL, 2007 Ironman world Championship and I am qualified for the 2007 Ironman 70.3 World Championship. I write for Triathlete magazine and I love writing for BT.com!

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Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology. I am a certified sports nutritionist through the International Society of Sports Nutrition,I teach spinning and I am CPR certified. I have finished the 2006 Boston marathon, 2006 IMFL, 2007 Ironman world Championship and I am qualified for the 2007 Ironman 70.3 World Championship. I write for Triathlete magazine and I love writing for BT.com!

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