Overtraining – what’s the deal here?

Training for distance, stamina and endurance means eating enough while eating the right foods AND drinking right as well. But…. what does this mean translated into real advice and then real meals made from real food. And what about salt eh, how can we make sure to get enough salts (sodium mostly, magnesium, potassium, chloride)? The answer lies not in processed food which although filled with salt is often cheaply processed salt rather than high quality mineral salts, and I do believe than many of us athletes are depleted in salts and this causes us problems with mineral balance, cramping, loss of muscle/nerve function and as a result poor performance and chronic inadequacies lead to longer term problems with nerve damage and muscle weakness. So go get those minerals, from where you might ask! Greens, meats, vegetables and fruits. Of course you can top up mineral and vitamin consumption with drinks such as @NUUN and @SKRATCH and many others too numerous to mention.  Coming back to the idea of #overtraining, I think “too much training too soon” is really the problem combined with not enough food and drink ie good quality nutrition. As we stress the mind and body we have to support the mind and body with quality nutrition. So going to the question of too much training, that’s a hard one to sell when you think about it. People have walked, swum, hikes, ridden for days or weeks in training or racing I mean consider the DECAMAN https://goo.gl/r6Lgul a 10 day 10 Ironman triathlon race, people survive and thrive because of their hard, long training and excellent nutrition. Go figure! So EAT, DRINK, and BE MERRY! FRUITS VEG

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Published by Dai Roberts Triathlon

Health and performance focused professional triathlon and running coach since 2010. Coaching runners since 2001. European AG champion and world championships AG bronze medalist. BEMER specialist and Independent Distributor. Coaching runners and triathletes of all ages from youth to world championships level. I trained under the IRONMAN coaching program alongside the US MASTERS swimming, USA Cycling and USA Track and Field program as well as UK Athletics. Lifelong learning, athlete centered and successful. Retired UK Military after 32 years service.

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