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8.26.2011

Commenting, Nutrition and Training Plans

First off, if the comment form is embedded right below the blog post, I can't comment on it! I don't know how to fix this? Has anyone had this problem and fixed it??


Nutrition:
I found this information helpful from CLIF bar and wanted to share it.

This is from an interview with Adam Korzun, sports dietician for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association:

“I’ve been hearing conflicting information about sodium. Am I taking in too much? Not enough?”
Outside the athletic world, sodium gets a bad rap, but athletes and coaches know electrolytes are necessary for peak performance. The CLIF BAR panel suggests athletes determine their electrolyte needs and create a personalized plan before race day by experimenting with electrolyte replacement during training.
“Sodium not only helps with fluid intake, but also with carbohydrate uptake,” said Adam Korzun, sports dietitian for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association. “I generally recommend at least 100 milligrams of sodium per 8 ounces of fluid—more if you are a high salt sweater or training in extreme environments.”

Should you eat energy food (bars, gels, chews) right before an event start?
The greater the time between your last meal and the event, the more you may want to throw back a couple of chews, gels or a piece of a bar. For instance, if you have breakfast 2 hours before your event, a couple of chews will be the perfect, quickly-absorbed fuel to start the event.


 And from endurance coach, Joe Friel: 

“What should I be eating after a hard training day or event?”
Consuming a recovery meal or snack within 30 minutes of finishing a strenuous activity is imperative, according to the panelists.  “The goal is to replenish muscle glycogen and branch chain amino acid stores,” said Joe Friel, endurance coach, author and co-founder of TrainingBible.com. “Doing so in this 10-30 minute window after activity will promote a quick and full recovery and give you the ability to perform at a high level in the next workout or event.”  Muscle glycogen is the fuel that powers endurance activity, and branch chain amino acids aid in muscle repair. Eating for recovery is just as important as your pre-race and race day nutrition plan.
What are your post workout meals, or recovery plans?



In addition, any first timers out there? Here is a site for free first time training plans.

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