Nutrition Question: Necessary Supplements for Triathlon?

author : mrakes1
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I eat very healthy - all natural, whole grain everything. Should I be taking extra supplements or vitamins or extra care for training for a triathlon, even the sprint distance?

Question:
I'm a long time runner (5Ks, 10Ks and a couple half marathons) transitioning into triathlons. I have started training for a sprint triathlon. I eat very healthy - all natural, whole grain everything (even pasta), lots of fruit veggies, beans, tofu and some meat (but not much). I splurge on sweets now and again. Should I be taking extra supplements or vitamins or extra care for training for a triathlon, even the sprint distance?

Answer:
Congratulations on the transition to a new lifestyle! The swim-bike-run way of life means commitment, discipline and lots of time management. Nonetheless, you will enjoy reaping the rewards of training for three separate sports, as well as meeting many passionate triathletes along the way.


Participating in triathlons can be very competitive, with a growing desire to always be a bit faster and stronger. [.....]

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date: April 20, 2009

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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