How to Optimize Carbohydrate Absorption

Copied from the TrainingPeaks newsletter, unedited, and used without permission. The following is a lightly-edited excerpt from The RP Diet for Endurance. Because carbohydrate absorption rate in the gastrointestinal tract is limited during exercise, it is inevitable that supply will not keep up with metabolic demand during long endurance bouts.…

Plant Protein vs. Whey Protein: Which Is Best for Endurance Athletes?

APRIL 30, 2019 · BY JAMES EACOTT Note: An article taken from the weekly TrainingPeaks newsletter, and used in full without their permission. Whey protein is a popular choice among endurance athletes for recovery and muscle building—but you might be surprised how plant-based options stack up. Protein is crucial for endurance athletes…

How to Avoid Post-Race Fluid Retention

An article taken from TrainingPeaks newsletter, used in full without alterations and used without their permission. It's not uncommon for endurance athletes to see some 'cankling' (my own technical term) in the days after a particularly arduous race. Defined (by Urban Dictionary) as "a swelling of the ankle and lower…
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