Category Archives: Elite Athletes

Strong Finish From Heather Jackson at Kona

Triathlete Heather Jackson Racing makes her first appearance at the IRONMAN World Championships in Kona.

After a significant swim deficit Heather ran her way from 14th off of the bike to fifth at the finish line. Her times:

Swim Time ( 2.4 miles) 01:04:36
Bike Time ( 112 miles) 05:04:43
Run Time ( 26.2 miles) 03:07:53
Total (140.6 miles), 09:21:45

Heather Jackson Ironman

The Ironman conists of a 2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim, a 112-mile (180.25 km) bicycle ride and a marathon 26.2-mile (42.2 km) run. It is widely considered one of the most difficult one-day sporting events in the world.

The winner of the mens race Jan Frodeno ” No shade at all. If you’re going uphill, your heart rate goes up and it just doesn’t come back down.” Brutal conditions as temperatures topped 120F (49C).

Each year, more than 110,000 athletes vie for slots in the event. More than 2,300 triathletes started the race Saturday.

Nutrition is key during these endurance events as explained by Dr John Heiss at another event the Leadville 100 ( thats 100 miles on a mountain bike).

Triathlete Heather Jackson In Training For Ironman At Kona

Triathlete Heather Jackson Racing makes her first appearance at the IRONMAN World Championships in Kona today, showing us the ultimate level of dedication and strength.

Wishing Heather good luck as she competes for a World Championship!

Posted by GoPro on Saturday, October 10, 2015

Triathlete Heather Jackson Racing makes her first appearance at the IRONMAN World Championships in Kona today, showing us the ultimate level of dedication and strength.

Wishing Heather good luck as she competes for a World Championship!

Another video from Heather here -Team Herbalife Athlete Heather discusses her road to Kona

Nutrition Diary

 

Food Diary Including CR7 Drive

Here’s an example of an elite athlete’s food diary, including the new Cr 7 Drive Drink. Like many elite athletes she will change her diet (Periodised Nutrition) depending on how many weeks until the race. This food diary is for training block leading up to her recent win at Ironman Coeur d’Alene.

Nutrition Essentials From Gymnast Nile Wilson

Here is some footage of Nile Wilson’s training and a section on food essentials. He is preparing for the World Championship trials.

Summary

Cooking up multiple dishes and keeping in the fridge.

    1. Protein – eggs,  chicken and salmon breasts
    2. Carbohydrates – porridge, sweet potatoes, rice
    3. Vegetables and fruit
    4. Greek yogurt for dessert with extra protein and add nuts and seeds