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24
June
2015

The Best and Worst Nutrition Advice I've been given - Sara Haskins

Sports nutrition is complicated with all the internet advice, some of the advice being better than others. Most importantly, what works for someone else may not be best for you during your racing and training sessions. 

 

 

 

To demonstrate this, several experienced Professional triathletes were asked about their experiences about what works for them and what doesn't. 

The key factor seems to be experiment, and find out what works for you. Keep practising your race strategy when your on training camp so come race day your body doesn't negatively react.

 

Sarah Haskins: Olympian, 33 professional wins

 

Best advice: Recovery is key
"The most important advice I learned early on in my career was to fuel within 30 minutes after a hard workout. I learned to fuel with carbohydrates, minerals, and proteins to replenish, speed recovery and be ready to push the next session."

 

Worst advice: Listening to last-minute advice.
"The worst advice I've had over the course of my career was taking a supplement that did not work well for my body. Prior to a World Cup in Mexico several years back, someone told me to take sodium citrate to help improve the process of buffering lactate at a hard effort. The dosage didn't work well in my system and left me feeling nauseous prior to the race. I was in so much pain, I could barely bend over in transition to put on my running shoes due to the cramping."

 

Lesson learned: "Practice in training what you are going to do race morning."

 

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