Atheltes training for Ironman claim that nutrition is one of their top 3 worries about race day. We pulled in the world leading expert on endurance nutrition, Stacy Sims to teach you everything you need to know about Ironman, and optimal nutrition.

Stacy Sims is an Environmental Exercise Physiologist- Nutrition Scientist; Expert in Hydration, Nutrition and Sex Differences and has worked with professional terms from Rugby to Triathlon to formula one races all around the world. She is the author of ROAR: how to match your food and fitness to your unique female physiology.

Dr. Stacy T. Sims, MSc, PhD

Dr. Stacy T. Sims, MSc, PhD

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How do you eat before during and after training to optimize performance? Stacy has outlined this topic as essential to triathlon success. Before you worry about daily nutrition, every triathlete needs to understand how to fuel for their sessions to feed their body, and recovery properly. Eat to train, don't train to eat. Your body is your machine, what gas are are you putting in it? This module is is primary.

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Your wouldn't think that the second module in a nutrition course would cover sleep, but here it is. Find out how your sleeping pattern effect your training and how your nutrition patterns effect your sleep. In this module Stacy outlines how you need to eat to support your sleep patterns, and how proper fueling for sleep changes your hormone levels which supports your training load. 

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Most adult triathletes are balancing Monday through Friday jobs, family commitments, and training, all in the span of a day. Stacy walks us through the nutrition requirements needed during the week to consistantly fuel your body to support your training and hormones.

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Saturday and Sunday typically involve big workout days, especially for Ironman atheltes, and require a delicate balance of nutrition to keep energy levels high. In this module we are tackling the weekends. Stacy walks us through the nutrition requirements needed to navigate your huge weekend training sessions with success. 

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The worst place for your nutrition plan to fail is on the race course. Yet, about 40% of atheltes experince nutrition problems during their key races. Atheltes fail to put together a solid plan, and they fail to practice that plan. This module helps you change that.

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Experimentation and testing is a crucial part of any nutrition plan. Nobody can tell you exactly what to eat, the athelte must troubleshoot their way to success. We are all unique athletes, and our bodies are all different in their own special ways. The only way to find out that certain products don't work for you is to try them. 


Webinar on Fueling for the Female Triathlete by Stacy Sims

Recording of the webinar we did with Stacy Sims on 11/10/15. It's just for the ladies, all about hormones, cycles, nutrition, sleep, PMS, and performing at your best. Click here to purchase urine strips

Stacy Sims Webinar on Fueling for the Female Triathlete


Q: How do I figure out what product to drink during training?

A: Coach Cindy wrote this article on Selectively and Effectively Using Hydration for Fitness

Q: How do I make my own sports drink?

A: Coach Cindy teaches you how do making your very own sports drink in your kitchen in this download: Download here

Q: How do I make salty balls? And what is the recipe?

A: Ahhh the famous Salty Balls. The recipe is and click on the video to watch Coach Sonja make a batch.

1/2 cup nut buter
1/3 cup brown rice syrup
1/2 cup whey protein powder
2/3 cup rice crispies
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
kosher salt
Directions: Put nut butter and brown rice syrup in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 1 minute in the microwave. Stir to combine. Add in whey protein powder, rice crispies and coconut. Stir to combine, at the end you may need to use your hands. Break into 10 chunks and roll into balls. Sprinkle with kosher salt. Pop them in the fridge until it's time to ride.

Makes 10 balls ~ 140 calories per ball.