Understanding Nutrition Periodization If the demands on our bodies vary, it follows that our nutrition to fuel our bodies should vary as well. Therefore, understanding nutrition periodization is vital to achieving optimal performance.
Tour de France 2010 "Italy's Paolo Tiralongo carries bananas for his team leader, Spain's Alberto Contador (not pictured) as he rides in the stage of the 2010 Tour de France on July (JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)"
Along with carbohydrates, endurance athletes need protein to stay healthy. Coach Taylor Thomas explains why and how much protein you need, the different types, and how protein intake may be beneficial during your training and racing.
A “magic number” may not truly exist, but there’s a wide consensus that a consistent cadence around 90 rpm can help you avoid leg fatigue and, in turn, run easier off the bike. Similar to race nutrition, bike cadence is a personal style and skill.