Planning Your Nutritional Strategy for Half and Long Course Triathlon

Event Date

Sat, Mar 22, 2014


Rockville, MD

About This Activity

Have you struggled in long course triathlons to figure out the best nutritional strategy? Have you experienced cramps? Dehydration? Not enough calories? This is the workshop for you!

Led by Brian Shea, one of the country's foremost nutritional consultants who has worked with a long list of world champions in the sport of triathlon, this workshop is designed to help you formulate your own race-day nutritional plan for a half (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run) or full distance (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run) triathlon. Attendees will learn the differences between carbohydrate drinks, fluid & electrolyte intake and bars vs gels vs solids vs liquid calorie sources.

Attendees will also learn:

  • How many calories, how much fluid and how many electrolytes you need in a half or full distance triathlon
  • The differences between fluid replacement drinks and gels
  • The best sources of calories for a a half or full distance triathlon

Event schedule and times

This 90-minute workshop begin at 11:00am and takes place in the Film Room of the Georgetown Prep Hanley Center for Athletic Excellence.  This workshop is one of many offered at the TRI-MANIA Summit and Expo.

Just for attending: All athletes who attend will also receive a $10 Gift Certificate to be used at and a 30% discount coupon to be used on Nutritional Consultation Services. Attendees will also & be entered to win a $50 Personal Best Nutrition Gift Certificate.

About Brian Shea: Brian is the President & Head Nutritional Coach at Personal Best Nutrition and is a certified triathlon and running coach, specializing in sports nutrition programs for athletes ranging from beginners to professionals. Mr. Shea has over 20-years experience, having developed the nutritional strategies for some of the fastest triathletes on the planet including Ironman and 70.3 World Champion Leanda Cave, 70.3 World Champion Terenzo Bozzone, Ironman 70.3 & Xterra World Champion Julie Dibens, Ironman Lake Placid Course Record Holder & 5x World Champion Simon Lessing, professional triathletes Jordan Rapp, Heather Gollnick and many others.

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