What Fuels An Ironman Champ?

  • By Pip Taylor
  • Published Mar 6, 2012
  • Updated Oct 31, 2014 at 4:37 PM UTC
Photo: Kurt Hoy

Food Diary: Typical Training Day

Breakfast It’s the same every day: The first thing I have is a large cup of coffee with low-fat milk.

6 a.m. Training: Swim. I use Accelerade in my water bottle.

Post-swim Sesame bagel with egg and ham (from Biff’s, a staple breakfast venue in Flagstaff, Ariz.).

9 a.m. Training: 5-hour bike. Training food/drink: 3x750mL bottles of water, 500mL bottle with Nuun (one refill), 500mL bottle of Accelerade (one refill). Two chocolate Accel Gels—I like the caffeine for the extra perk.

Post-ride A chocolate Endurox smoothie with banana and 2% milk. An omelet with ham, low-fat cheese and mushrooms.

3 p.m. I snack on a Forze Bar and drink a small coffee.

5 p.m. Training: 45-minute run on treadmill with core and weights after.

Dinner Homemade hamburger from 96 percent lean ground beef with a sweet mustard potato salad (also homemade). For dessert, watermelon and some low-fat yogurt with a tablespoon of ground linseeds.

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