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.
Does anyone else feel like November just flew by? I know everyone in the office feels like it did!
Which means we are reaching the middle of the triathlon off-season. Some of you may have already set off-season goals, some of you may still be pondering, while others may have already achieved one.
We asked a couple of our Tri-California Ambassadors to give us some insight on their off season goals.
Come on…. I’m sure you have all envisioned yourself crossing the finish line with the new Katy Perry song playing in your head.
“I’ve got the eye of a tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire. Cause I am a champion and your gonna hear me ROAR.“ –Katy Perry
I’ve got the eye of a tiger
Picture yourself getting ready for your swim start. It’s the very beginning of the race and you start to get in the zone, you find your eyes starting to narrow as you flash forward to being in the water, riding, and running. You start shaking out your muscles, you fix your cap so it is just right, and then its time for goggles, “your tiger eyes”. Once those goggles go on, there is no turning back. The excitement and nerves are starting to over power you as your wave gets closer to the line. You are ready to pounce…
Traditions you may ask? Well to start, having professional triathlete Scott Tinley request this event to our founder Terry Davis, then having it passed down to his daughter Colleen for her senior project, and now watching her still produce the event with great enthusiasm is just one way to look at it as a tradition.
For you, there may be many ways of creating a tradition at Scott Tinley’s Triathlons…
It could be racing the same beautiful course through the hills of San Luis Obispo, watching your kiddos finish their first triathlon, taking a trip to Avila Beach with your family the day after race day, gathering with friends at the local wineries, or eating at your favorite restaurant in downtown SLO.
A delicious artichoke pasta salad for lunch? Why not!
We had the same thought here at Tri-Cal. Yes, we turned our office
into the “Tri-Cal Kitchen” for the day as we happily tested some pasta
salad ideas for finisher food at Pacific Grove this year.
The Tri-Cal staff quickly found out who the real “chef’s” were as we
teach our fellow intern, Emily, how to chop onions correctly. I guess we
can be a little hard on each other here and there, but we didn’t think
our critique would actually make her cry… Oh wait, maybe that was just
As we dance our way around the kitchen cooking noodles and sautéing
our add-ins, we brainstorm as a team to figure out other yummy toppings
we can add in.