Review/Head-to-head: Nathan AP Pro Aerobar Hydration vs Profile Design Aero Drink

If you are serious about getting a superb IronMan time then you will have some form of hydration system that is integrated into your bike frame to both improve aeroness and lower the centre of gravity (hmmm!). 99% of us are faced with the less aero choice of standard frame/seat mounted bottles/cages or an aerobar…

Sodium bicarbonate supplementation

Sodium bicarbonate (found in the kitchen as baking soda) can be used to offset acidiosis (for example this includes the production of LACTIC acid) Lactic acid is acidic, sodium bicarbonate is alkali. The latter makes the former less acidic. You go faster for longer. It helps endurance athletes. The standard dose (Source: examine.com) is 200-300…

CurraNZ

CURRANZ Review Performance and Recovery Tablets, Blackcurrant-based

This is a quick CURRANZ Review…more of an overview. A Detailed review is linked to below. The CURRANZ tablets are concentrated blackcurrant juice with which actively uses natural anthocyanin to positively affect blood flow via nitrate oxide synthesis. Blackcurrant positively affects lactate tolerance and substrate oxidation. You take them once daily following a ‘loading’ strategy…

curranz

Another race, another curranz, another pb

It’s getting a bit boring and I sense a trend forming. Another tri-PB on Sunday aided, probably, by @curranz. Training hard probably helped too of course. The run was a bit disappointing but the beauty of triathlon is that even if you lose in one discipline there’s always potential to make it up elsewhere (or…