Why good energy balance is vital for female triathletes

It’s widely accepted that within the hierarchy of sports nutrition that energy balance/energy availability forms the foundations, and should be where the most attention is applied. But one of the most common observations that I’ve encountered when working with female athletes is that they’re not eating enough to support their training. Yet, rarely do they … Read more

Is the Alkaline Diet Good For Athletes? – Triathlete

Table of Contents What is the alkaline diet? Urine testing and pH The “caveman” theory Alkaline diet and health Alkaline diet, weight and performance The bottom line Endurance athletes are always looking for an edge, whether it’s buying new supershoes or following a Norwegian-inspired training protocol. This applies to diet, too – endurance athletes are … Read more

Is Chocolate Milk Good For You? The Recovery Benefits Uncovered

Chocolate milk conjures up memories of a childhood sweet treat, perhaps sitting at your kitchen table sipping the creamy drink through a straw. But, although we tend to think of choosing milk as a drink for kids, it’s also a go-to recovery drink for endurance athletes. But, is chocolate milk good for you? Why do … Read more

What’s A Good Marathon Time? Average Marathon Times By Age + Sex

It’s not uncommon for runners to constantly want more. A new PR, a longer distance, a more challenging route. Let’s just say we become a bit addicted or, better yet, obsessed with running. Once we’ve mastered our 5k, 10k, and half-marathon, the next natural step is, yes, you guessed it, a marathon! Whether it’s your … Read more

Primes for Pros Are Good for Triathlon

“], “filter”: { “nextExceptions”: “img, blockquote, div”, “nextContainsExceptions”: “img, blockquote”} }”> For access to all of our training, gear, and race coverage, plus exclusive training plans, FinisherPix photos, event discounts, and GPS apps, >”,”name”:”in-content-cta”,”type”:”link “}}”>sign up for Outside+. This past weekend, pros raced for a $50,000 prize purse at Clash Miami in one of the … Read more

What’s A Good Half Marathon Time? Average Times By Age + Sex

​​Aside from the 5k, the half marathon is the most popular race distance worldwide, with 2.1 million participants in 2018, according to the International Institute of Sports Medicine. Many runners gravitate towards the half marathon because it’s a nice sweet spot between the shorter distances like the 5k and 10k and the unforgiving and time-consuming … Read more