The Athlete’s Kitchen
Copyright: Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD, December 2013
Quality Sports Nutrition Information: At your Fingertips
The Internet offers an amazing array of sports nutrition information—but it also contributes to great confusion. Many runners complain to me about information overload; they have no idea whom to believe and how to determine which websites offer reputable advice. No wonder; if you google “credible sports nutrition information,” you' will find over four million links!
If you are like most runners, you simply want to know how to find valid information that tells you what and when to eat to perform at your best. Here’s a list of websites, books, and key resources to help you fuel wisely, eat healthfully, and feel confident with your food choices.
By: James Adams
In the triathlon world we listen and read so much about swimming, biking
and running. We learn how to improve our technique, aerodynamics,
workouts, gear, nutrition, etc, etc. We spend hundreds sometimes
thousands of dollars to get that extra edge - ANYTHING to take that
extra time off of your PR or gain that "free speed." Triathlon is a
business just like anything else out there and you have to be careful of
buying into all of the hype, gear and trends that can break your bank
if you're not careful. The good news is, the single most important thing
to get you faster in triathlon is free. Listen to your body! The body
has an amazing way of giving you signals on whether to back off or push
it. It can save you from injury, sickness and burnout; which can be the
fall of any triathlete whether you're experienced or a newbie. As
typical "Type A" personalities it can be often hard to coach or listen
to the advice but if you look for the cues it can save you days/months
of missed training. So what are the cues?