Your triathlon performance doesn’t rely solely on the hours spent swimming, cycling or running. As soon as your training sessions finish, this is the time to focus on supporting your body to recover and prepare for the next session. The nutritional challenge after exercise is to re-hydrate, replenish energy stores and support the rebuild and repair of muscle tissue. There are many ‘sports products’ available but I want to show you how you can nourish your body via natural ingredients that are quick to prepare, even after those 10pm swimming sessions! So here are my top tips for recovery nutrition:
If your training session does finish late in the evening, it is still vitally important to have a recovery meal. Have your recovery milk as soon as possible followed by your recovery meal once you are home. Consider splitting your ‘evening’ meal into two smaller portions so you have a light meal before your training and a further as your recovery meal later in the evening. Don’t worry about eating late, ideal meals at this time include; 2 or 3 egg omelette with fillings of your choice, scrambled eggs and 1 slice of toast, avocado and smoked salmon on 1 slice of toast, avocado and eggs on toast.
Good luck with all your racing and training this season!
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