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Triathlete January/February 2019

Triathlete magazine is the leading triathlon publication, informing and inspiring athletes of all abilities with training and nutrition guidance,advice from the pros and top coaches and experts, athletes profiles, product reviews and all the information they need to fully enjoy the triathlon lifestyle.

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Pocket Outdoor Media, LLC
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ed letter, production notes, comments

FROM THE EDITOR Don't Read This Hungry There’s a reason nutrition is called triathlon’s fourth discipline. You can have your swim-bike-run dialed, your strength perfected, your mental game locked down—and none of that will matter if you bonk. Your glutes could be firing perfectly, your technique glorious, but if your gut rebels, you’re busted. Baller to balled up on the ground—you get the idea. But if you nail your nutrition, your body can do things you never thought possible. Now we can’t tell you exactly how to do that—it’s going to take some experimentation and self-knowledge to get it right. But there’s a heckuva lotta fun in trying. (I’m partial to chocolate cake supplementation. I swear it’s been working for me.) We’ve packed this issue with fuel tips, tricks, and hard lessons learned from…

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the best of 2018

The Right Way to Get Lean How to reach your ideal tri weight without compromising performance. 4 Triathlon Resolutions You Can Keep in 2019 Need resolution inspiration? We’ve got four goals to make this your best year yet—and tips on how to get ‘em done. The Art of Goal Setting Hot tips from a coach (and six-time Kona finisher) on how to set concrete goals this season. 5 Iron-Distance Races to Tackle in 2019 Ready to take on your first 140.6 this year? Presenting five races perfect for iron newbies. FIND ALL THESE STORIES AND MORE AT TRIATHLETE.COM/MAGAZINE Twitter Poll My nutrition philosophy is: 43% It’s all about balance. 35% I train so I can eat! 15% Chocolate 7% Eat clean always. LET’S CONNECT! Join the conversation at Follow us on Twitter: @TriathleteMag Scroll Instagram images that inform and inspire: @triathletemag Subscribe to our YouTube channel at…

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are you training harder than you need to

Cyclists have long sought ways to improve their performance through nutritional supplements and creative training strategies. Some have gone as far as using synthetic drugs and blood doping to gain an advantage. A new supplement giving athletes impressive EPO-like effects and in turn, increasing their VO2 max means you need to take notice. The product is EPO-BOOST® - a natural supplement developed by U.S. based Biomedical Research Laboratories. EPO is industry shorthand for erythropoietin, a hormone produced by the kidneys that regulates red blood cell (RBC) production. Increasing red blood cell production has long been the focus of competitive athletes due to the impact that RBC levels have on oxygen intake and utilization. The greater the red blood cell production, the greater the body’s ability to absorb oxygen, which in turn gives…

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rachel mcbride

Some pros spend the first few weeks of their offseason indulging in food, drink, or a relaxing beach vacay. Vancouver-based Rachel McBride’s first order of business after her first Kona finish this year? Start a new tattoo project that would take two weeks to finish and cover her entire back. It’s just one of many things that make McBride stand out from the rest. She also holds a master’s degree in genetics and works as a certified genetic counselor and sexual health educator. Did we mention she’s also a classically trained cellist? McBride, 40, didn’t race her first tri until she was 28 and didn’t turn pro until age 32. But this late bloomer has worked her way up to being one of the best cyclists in Ironman and has ambitions…

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recipe for happiness

ASK AARON VINTEN WHY HE BECAME A CHEF, AND THE ANSWER IS SIMPLE: HE WAS HUNGRY. “Growing up, I was always on the go,” recalls the 39-year-old Los Angeles resident. “Because of that, I was always hungry, so I actually cooked a lot when I was young. Nothing fancy, just having fun.” It was during those formative years that he made the connection between what he ate and how he felt. Food was fuel, and he wanted to put the best in his body. This solidified when Vinten began training for marathons and triathlons in his late 20s—the better he ate, the better he performed. After graduating from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, Vinten set out to merge his two passions together. “I love the intensity of a professional kitchen,…

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gut punch

“HE HAS GRIT. HE WORKS TIRELESSLY TO ACHIEVE HIS GOALS. HE’S FOUGHT TO BLAZE HIS OWN PATH DESPITE THE SETBACKS AND NEVER LETS CROHN’S DEFINE WHO HE IS.” Robbin Meyer remembers the first time she noticed something was off about her son, Nick. It was 2011 and she and her husband Dan were at a swim meet watching their only child compete. Usually, Nick shined as a swimmer. But that day, after a particularly forgettable 100-meter freestyle race, Nick was so weak, he had to be pulled out of the pool. Thinking stomach flu, the Meyers brought Nick, then 15, to the doctor in their hometown of Harker Heights, Texas. Labwork revealed an elevated white blood cell count, but there were no other indications of anything amiss. That is, until two months…