Beginner

4 Nutrition Tips for Triathlon Beginners

There is lots of information out there if you are just beginning your training but here are 4 nutritional tips that I believe are essential when you’re FIRST starting out.  Trust me when I say there is no reason to make things complicated!

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1.     Eat Carbs Every Day With Almost Every Meal.  Eating carbohydrates provide you with a guarantee that you are providing yourself with a wide range of antioxidants and nutrients to reduce the oxidative damage and inflammation caused by your training.  Remember, carbs include fruits and vegetables too - this is not a free pass to eat unlimited pasta!  It will also prevent you from waking up about 2am (seems to be the magic time) looking for food.

2.     Eat Your 5 A Day.  We all know the benefits of eating fruit and vegetables but sometimes you don’t eat as many as you should.  Make sure that you are getting your 5 a day to optimize your weight and nutrient intake.

3.     Healthy Snacks.  Planning ahead is key to sticking to your plan.  Pack yourself a couple of healthy snacks to take with you to work or when you’re on the go.  Not only will it save you lots of money but it will also keep you from making the wrong choices when the hunger pangs start.  Hangry anyone?

4.     Log Your Food Intake.  I’m sure you’ve heard this many times but, when you write down what you are actually consuming daily, you can see any bad habits and also check whether you are getting the right amount and variety of nutrients for your training schedule.

Message me at kara@triformations.com if you should have any other questions about your nutrition!  We can work together to get you on the right track!

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New Fitness Devices Coming Soon

Check Out These New Devices

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Samsung’s new fitness smart band looks like it’s going to be able to support Spotify offline and also be water resistant up to 165 feet!  Wow that’s really going to help if you want to listen to your music and train in the water. 

Take a look at the review on the Verge and see whether this is going to be your new fitness gadget.

To go along with your new device you’re going to need some waterproof headphones so take a look at the reviews for the top ten headphones that will enable you to train and listen to your music whether you’re in the pool or the ocean.  Toptenreviews

TomTom is well known for their GPS tracking devices for your car but they are about to move into the world of fitness which will include GPS tracking.  The TomTom Spark 3 Fitness Tracker will help you “train with up to 500 songs and your heart rate on your wrist.”  Read this review on Vagabondish and decide whether this is the device for you.  

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Cayman Islands Half Marathon Walking Group for Cayman Hospice - Cayman HospiceCare - We're About Life

Check out the full article here which provides tips from Coach Kara for Half Marathon Walkers.  Includes a FREE 10-week training plan!