In part 4 of this series, as we get closer to QCM race weekend, we will continue to answer the frequently asked questions I receive as a coach.
I'm challenging you today. Take a moment to ask yourself this question:
When it comes to your nutrition habits and performance goals, are they aligned?
In other words, how is that working for you?
As a coach I feel in is my responsibility to help athletes by providing information that helps improve both their health and performance. However, when it comes to nutrition, as a coaching profession we have become lazy and negligent. Just like everyone else we are choosing the "quick fix" as the "best fix".
As I see it, a battle has emerged between convenience and quality. In sport nutrition marketing the emphasis has become about speed - in training, racing, recovery, and also eating. Finding what ever you need "faster", and nutrition for performance is no exception.
Let me give you an example below and present a different way to approach a common nutritional challenge for endurance athletes.