Although (sufficient) training is the basics of everything, people who already have participated in races and/or challenges will fully agree with the quote above. In this respect, Pulso-Preventielab (which is following up on us individually) organized an information session focusing on the other attention points such as food nutrition (sleep being impacted by activity and food).
“Although some of the fundamentals on nutrition principles were already shared through the EY-in-Motion platform over the last months, we got new & additional information and insights on our nutrition pattern before and during the event.”
Information received gave answers to questions such as:
- How much food/drinks do I need for the training of x hours?
- What kind of food/drinks do my body need (and when) during an effort?
- What is meant by carbo-loading?
- How will the menu look like during our trip (to optimize recovery)?
- Based on my body composition, what are the volumes to eat/drink?
The conclusion of the above was clear:
(i) practice the theory in the upcoming weeks and (ii) make sure your body gets used to the sport nutrition to avoid any problem during the event/challenge. If anyone of you is interested in the above, we can for sure share this useful information!
In addition to the above, we also had our individual intermediate update ‘meeting’ with our coach to discuss our past training efforts and the planned (increased) intensity of training towards our challenge 7 weeks from now. It was good to hear that the coaches were impressed by the dedication that each of the team members has been showing over the last weeks, despite each other’s busy (professional) agenda and the difficult situation (COVID-19 restrictions, winter, etc).
Hence, I would like to end with another quote:
“If everyone is moving forward together,
then success takes care of itself”.
This being said, I wish you all a nice (sunny) weekend (with or without sports)!!.
Please don’t consider this picture as a professional nutrition/hydration tip;
but more as a guilty pleasure after sports. ?