A Full Day of Eating: When is Food Needed?

author : mrakes1
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Eating more on hard days and less on lighter days. When do we need to consume calories before workouts to keep us fueled?

Member Question

I usually eat more on my hard days and less on my light/off days. I reasoned that I would need/burn more calories on my hard days and less on my light/off days. I then started thinking...when do I actually get the "energy" from the calories? So my question is...Should I be eating more on my hard days and less on my light/off days?

Answer

To be a successful triathlete, nutritional requirements and your daily caloric needs should be top priority in your training program. No matter how hard you are training, without sufficient calories to fuel your activities, the body will quickly fatigue and you increase the risk for injury and a slower recovery.


Without question, you definitely burn more calories during your longer workout and less during the shorter workouts. [.....]

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date: May 1, 2006

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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