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    Blog — Triathlon

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    Sports Nutrition and Endurance Training Store 

    As an athlete, you want to ensure your performance is top-notch and that you are getting the most out of your workouts. When you are looking to enhance your training, our Sports Nutrition and Fitness Store in Canada is your one-stop shop for your endurance nutrition, hydration, and fitness training needs. Whether you hit the gym seven days a week or are training for your next triathlon, we offer the supplies you need to take your fitness to the next level.


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    The Best Fitness Equipment for Triathlon Training

    When training for a triathlon, you are not only testing your physical fitness but your physical and mental endurance. Triathlons consist of swimming, cycling, and running, meaning you will need to train in a variety of ways to achieve success in all areas. At Athleti.ca, we offer a range of fitness & body weight equipment to help you achieve these goals at home and/or the gym.

    Below are three pieces of equipment to help you get through your training, but you can always check out the Lebert Fitness Collection.

    Rowing Machines

    If you do not have access to a pool in the gym you belong to, the rowing machine is your next best bet. They work your back, chest, and posterior deltoids similar to if you were swimming. The press away with your legs is like each kick in the water. It would help if you spent at least 15-20 minutes on this machine.

    Elevated Treadmills

    To train for the rough terrain of your triathlon, you want to use a treadmill with considerable elevations to simulate the various hills you may encounter. This will help your body get used to the shift in terrain as it happens naturally on the course.

    A GPS Running Watch

    Having a high-quality GPS running watch on your wrist can help you track your results and see the numbers on where you may need to improve. You will also be able to compare all of your data to see how you have improved over time to track your progress leading up to the event.

    Trevor Wurtele's Ironman Nutrition Plan

    Trevor Wurtele is a professional triathlete from Vernon, BC. Trevor, his wife Heather, and their cat Manah, are fixtures on the triathlon circuit. In 2012 Trevor won Ironman New Orleans 70.3. Trevor is a sponsored First Endurance athlete. Here is his nutrition plan:

    Pre race meals:

    During the week of an important race, mainly a full distance Ironman I’ll limit gluten in my diet.  I don’t have an adverse reaction to gluten, but I have no doubt it helps limit any digestive tract inflammation that could potentially cause some issues on race day.

    The day before a big race I’m not overly picky about what I eat during the day.  Lots of carbohydrate – gluten free pancakes if I can are great for lunch.  Loaded with nut butters, honey, jam, syrup, berries. For dinner I’ve been eating the same thing for the past 4 years:

    Mashed yams, potatoes, and carrots.  Side of well cooked fish, or chicken.  Some cooked spinach. Humus as side for some flavor.  I’m not shy about the butter and salt on those mashed yams either. This is my feel good race meal.  I always look forward to it.

    Throughout the day I’ll also drink at least a couple bottles of Ultragen.  I dilute the recommended two scoops into a larger (24oz) than recommended bottle as well.  If the race is looking to be extremely hot I’ll also take a few salt pills, and make sure to drink EFS drink during the day.

    Morning Breakfast:

    I’ve changed this numerous times over the past couple years. This one works great on a cooler morning.  Sometimes on hot days I just can’t bring myself to eat warm food.  
-Gluten free, blueberry pancakes with cinnamon honey, almond butter, maple syrup
-Bottle of Ultragen – 2 scoops in a 24oz bottle

    Pre Swim:
-150 calories of liquid shot followed with water 20min before start.

    On the bike:
-Plan of 400 calories per hour, at least.  I divide my calories up into 400 calorie bottles/gel flasks so I know I HAVE to take 1 per hour. Keeping in mind I weight 165 lbs and put out almost 1000 kj every hour during an Ironman bike leg.

    -Start the day with 3 x 24 oz bottles with 400 calories (200 EFS drink and 200 CarboPro to keep the sweetness down)
-2 x Liquid Shot flasks of 400 calories in my back pockets. 
-1 x single serve gel just in case I need a change or extra calories
-5 on course waters (~750ml each)…more if it’s hot.  Whenever I’ve had a good Ironman run, I’ve always peed at least twice on the bike and consumed my entire load of calories.

    On the run:

    -Water in my UltrAspire run belt that I refill at aid stations. Sometimes I put a bit of on course energy drink in there for a bit of flavour change.
-2 x liquid shot flasks of 400 calories each. Aim to finish one of them by 13 miles, but I have consumed a full flask by mile 11. Pick up my second flask at special needs and aim to finish that by mile 22 or 23. I only drink water at the aid stations.  My best Ironman run is 2:51 but calculate everything off 3 hours…so around 300 per hour on the run.  In general this is high, even though, as mentioned, I weigh 165lbs.  You need to practice this kind of calorie intake in training.
-Plan to take a salt pill every few miles. I adjust this intake based on the temperature of the day. 
-Also have a TUMS at mile 11 and mile 19. I just take a couple as insurance.  Maybe it helps, maybe it doesn’t.  But they do taste GOOD.
-I used to drink coke during the last bit of an Ironman.  I now do whatever I can to stay off it.  It does not do good things for my stomach.  I will however, grab coke in the last few miles if I need it.