Nutrition has been my Achilles heel over the last few seasons. I haven’t quiet nailed it. My implosion on the run at my first 70.3 I believe was due to improper nutrition and not to improper pacing on the bike. This year… my goal is to change that!
To meet that goal, I present to you my 2018 nutrition sponsors!
Who doesn’t love their stockings stuffed? That is… unless you call socks stockings, and then I really wouldn’t want anyone stuffing anything in my “stockings.”
Growing up, stocking stuffers were all about getting those things we kind of needed but not really. Usually it was a little candy (Reese’s of course) and then a little higher quality toiletries and accessories than we would normally buy for ourselves. It was always great because we got some of those things we- Luxuries if you will- that made life a litter easier.
In the spirit of my childhood stocking, here is what a triathlete would want in their stocking! Continue reading
Gifts under $25! Gifts under $50! Stocking Stuffers!
This time of year there are so many gift guides out there for anyone and everyone. For any budget and every budget. Last year I did a full on gift guide with my recommendations on gear for your triathlete. This year, I’ve got a bit different take on the gift guide with a few specific recommendations thrown in. Continue reading
You hit the wall.
You know what I’m talking about. You ran out of energy on a long training day or in a race. What was wrong? You didn’t fuel right or you went too hard… or maybe both.
How do you fix it? Continue reading
My first “A” race of the season is now complete! There is nothing quite like the feeling you get after a solid block of training, a perfect taper, and stepping up to the start line with great form. I’m pleased to say I was able to do that this year at the Cary Du Classic!
This race has been on my schedule for the last 3 years in a row. The last 2 years it has been the host of the USAT Long Course Du National Champs. Each year the race itself has gotten better, and each year I have improved on my previous year’s performance.
However, this year’s course was significantly altered from the previous years, Continue reading
Starting off the New Year we have a review for you! Today we’re taking a look at the Honey Stinger Waffle!
Waffles have been a big hit recently with a number of companies giving their own variation on this great snack. But to really understand them, you need a little history lesson.
The thin, filled cookie-like waffles have their root in the Stroopwafel of the Netherlands. They were originally a snack developed by some bakers in the town of Gouda (yes.. like the cheese) to make use of scraps they had leftover. They are made of two thin wafers with a layer of syrup between. Their popularity grew and eventually grabbed the attention of cyclists to be used as a quick snack while on the road. Today, these snack have taken off and can be found in coffee shops AND bike shops all over the world. Continue reading
That’s right… the question you always get as you return to work after the Christmas Vacation. What did you get?
Well, my stocking was very much triathlon focused this year… probably because that’s what I put on my list 🙂 That, and my wife just gets me 🙂 So here’s what I got:
- Honey Stinger Bars– still getting into the Honey Stinger World, and so far I really like these!
- Skratch Labs Hydration– The best… period. Got some apples and cinnamon for those cold rides, and some individual servings of various flavors.
- X-lab Torpedo Kompact– A new BTA system for my bike. I’m still trying to figure it all out since my bars are non-standard (read: old). I think I can make it work, and I like the computer mount on top
- Trigger Point Massage Ball– Recovery is key!
- Body Glide– no comment needed
- TrainerRoad Subscription– I’m excited to get back on TR for the winter this year
- A few other non-triathlon things… like socks… Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without new socks 🙂
So what did you get? Let me know in the comments or hit me up on Twitter! If you’re looking to spend the Christmas money you got… check out my Christmas Gift Guide and trisports.com! (I’ve got discount codes if you want them!)
This Monday features another one of my sponsors for the 2017 season! This year I am partnering with Honey Stinger for my nutrition in training and racing. I’ve been impressed with Honey Stinger’s products and I am looking forward to the edge they will give me in 2017.
About Honey Stinger
Honey Stinger began very simply back in 1954 when beekeepers Ralph and Luella Gamber created an alternative to the candy bars of the day called the EN-R-G Bar. Alongside those early candy bars they also sold small, 2oz packets of honey labeled “Quick Energy.”