I’m so glad I waited till today to write this blog – the last few days have left me completely refreshed and energised, ready to tackle the next training block. Maybe it’s the sunshine, or the 24 second PB on my 5km TT run (22:37), or that we (West Coast Eagles) won on Saturday nig
Well, I HAD made a great start to my Ironman prep. Then I got to my last long ride before my adaptation week (where the training load is much lower and I can recover for the next 3 weeks of hard training) and things went pear shaped. I was riding on Sunday, approaching the half […]
Last year the Nutrition Works team attended the Sports Dietitians Australia Nutrition Masterclass in Melbourne. Today’s blog, prepared by team member, Claire Ricciardo, is a summary of the latest nutrition strategies that can be used in conjunction with an appropriate rehab program from your p
Well folks, here we are! I said I’d do an Ironman before I turned 40 and on Monday my 20 week training program for Busselton Ironman 2018 begins! Why am I doing an Ironman? Two reasons; 1. I’m compelled to complete the whole set. Triathlon has several distances you can race; sprint (750m
Train the Way You Race #1 Hey there! If you’re training for a Ironman 70.3 or IM and not sure about to fuel on the bike and/or the run – this is the blog for you! At Nutrition Works, one of the most common statements our Sports Dietitians make is “Train the Way You Race”. […]
One good reason for loving school holidays is the time off from packing school lunchboxes! No more thinking about sandwich alternatives, crunch and sip for the fussy fruit kid, or standing in the supermarket gazing at the piles of “healthy” snacks trying to figure what is actually nutrit
Every Thursday we’ll be posting a review of a product – training nutrition, latest snack foods, and takeaways. Expert advice on foods that we look to use on a regular basis – how healthy are they? What are their purpose? Most importantly, do they taste awesome? First up – Gu
It’s race day soon, so it’s important you #getfuelled, #keepfuelled and #racesmart Here’s a quick nutrition checklist to make sure you’re on track for Perth’s City to Surf next Sunday, August 30th. Compiled by Kirsten Pannekoek, 3rd year nutrition student and Simone All
Protein balls seem to be all the rage at the moment but often come with a hefty price tag and contain many unnecessary ingredients. These balls not only provide a good source of protein and carbohydrate, which are great for recovery, but are also a good source of fibre helping to promote satiety.
With the Giro d’Italia in full swing and The Tour De France just around the corner we very much have cycling on our mind! I was fortunate enough to attend and assist at the 2015 Tour Down Under in Adelaide where some of the world’s greatest cyclists took on the largest cycling event in the [&hel
Race gear – check I completed my first Ironman 70.3 in Busso on Saturday May 3rd and it was one of the BEST days of my life. The conditions were perfect, I had an awesome support crew, I felt great for most of the race and I achieved all ten of my goals that I […]
Race morning I felt good, not nervous, not excited, just ready to race. My carb loading the day before had gone well (see pics here) and felt comfortable, not too full and energy levels were high. I should have been elated about the conditions, it was cool but not freezing, the ocean was beautiful a
If you’ve caught up with me recently you’ll probably know that I am training for my first half ironman race! With 8 weeks to go till I compete in Busselton, training is in full swing and, for the moment, I’m enjoying the majority of it! This is mainly due to a SUPER team of professionals. [&he
December 24th, 2013 Merry Christmas everyone! Nutrition works is officially signing off for the year!
We’d like to firstly congratulate all the awesome athletes who participated in Busselton Ironman earlier this month. I was working in Melbourne (BOO!) but Emily reports that the conditions were fantastic and much more enjoyable than previous years! Well done all and we hope you achieved all your g
If you’d like to book an appointment for 2014, Emily will be back on Jan 7th and I’ll be back Jan 16th. You’ll be able to ring the clinics on normal working days to book in prior to this though. If you’re needing a training nutrition plan for Busso 70.3, get in quick to avoid […]
I wrote an article for mind and body in The West Australian recently on the festive season. I’ve included a pic if you missed it. Enjoy the festive season and include those special treats that you only have at this time of year, just be sensible and keep plenty of delicious fruit and veg on [&hell
Lastly, on behalf of Em and myself, Merry Christmas! Thanks for all the support throughout the year and thanks for all the awesome feedback. It’s so great to hear that our advice helped make your event more enjoyable or your goal easier to achieve. Special shout out to efs endurance, The Running C
37 degrees and no wind during the run made for a tough race on Sunday! Luckily for us, our favourite spectator spot out at Halls Head has plenty of shade, the beach for the kids to play, and Dome across the road for a spot of brunch while we wait for the runners to start […]
Winter in Perth seemed to drag on and on and then just like that, BAM! it’s summer and freaking hot. Mandurah 70.3 is on this weekend and with the forecast currently at 37 degrees, it seems like a good time to post about some key tips for hydrating in the heat . Hydration Checklist Keep […]
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