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T:Zero is excited to announce a new partnership with Fuelin, customised performance nutrition plans for triathletes. We’re big believers in referring our athletes to multisport-focused professionals and for years we have been asked by our athletes for guidance on who to see or where to go for nutrition advice.
What is Fuelin?
Fuelin is the essential triathlete nutrition program created by experts. It maximises your performance by addressing three key areas – energy, hydration and gut issues – and best of all it syncs directly with your T:Zero coach’s training plan and Training Peaks. Aligning with the T:Zero philosophy, Fuelin is focused on providing customised and tailored plans to suit the needs of all athletes.
Strategies for Nailing Triathlon Nutrition
To launch our new partnership, Fuelin Coach, Scott Tindall – nutrition coach to professional triathletes and expert advisor to companies on nutrition produce development and health optimisation – shared practical insights and takeaways with the T:Zero community for fuelling for optimal health and performance.
Understand your baselines
Recognise your starting point and know where you are heading. Three common baselines to consider:
Practice your carbohydrate intake
It might sound simple but pre-plan your carb intake and practice managing it leading up to race day. Without practice, taking in 60-90g of carbs per hour on race day to get through to the finish may lead to GI distress.
Understand your sweat rate data
Knowing your sweat rate on the bike and run, especially in hot, humid conditions is beneficial for optimal performance. Learning to manage your sweat rate to ideally 2-3% of body weight loss will enable you to establish an effective hydration strategy to perform at your best.
A three macronutrient approach
Protein, carbohydrates, and fat all play a critical role for endurance athletes. It’s important to recognise how macronutrients impact your performance, your recovery and your general health.
Missed the T:Zero and Fuelin launch?
Catch up the on-demand here. In addition to these strategies, Scott shares insight about pre-session nutrition, in-session fuelling and hydration and post-session nutrition, discusses supplements and answers our athletes’ nutrition questions.
Interest in learning more? Contact T:Zero here and Fulein here.
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