Alan Murchison is a lifelong endurance athlete, and one of few athletes to both run under 30 minutes for 10k and ride under 18 minutes for 10 miles. He is also a chef, with 25 years of experience in Michelin starred kitchens. Today he runs Performance Chef, where he works with athletes from amateur level up to the highest possible level in the sports of triathlon, cycling, and other endurance sports. He brings a practical and holistic perspective to food and nutrition for endurance athletes.
IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
-How Alan works with athletes depending on their needs
-Key principles of nutrition in training and outside of training
-Energy and macronutrient intake, and thinking in terms of easy, moderate and hard days
-Should you track your food intake?
-Supplements - are there any worth taking?
-Different diets and intolerances, and how to manage them
-What can amateurs learn from professionals, and what we should not try to copy
-Specific advice for female athletes
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LINKS AND RESOURCES:
That Triathlon Show Listener Survey Alan's website and Instagram The Cycling Chef: Recipes for Performance and Pleasure - Alan's cookbook Supporting Champions by Steve Ingham The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey The Midlife Cyclist: The Road Map for the +40 Rider Who Wants to Train Hard, Ride Fast and Stay Healthy by Phil Cavell More Fuel You: Understanding Your Body & How to Fuel Your Adventures by Renee McGregor Babish Culinary Universe - Youtube-channel about cooking Carbohydrates – science and practice with Tim Podlogar, PhD | EP#354 Workout fueling – best practices of top coaches | EP#306 Nutrition for endurance and ultra-endurance athletes with Trent Stellingwerff, PhD | EP#265 Caffeine in racing – best practices with Andy Blow | EP#346 Caffeine and Endurance Performance with Ajmol Ali, PhD | EP#234 Evidence-based supplements for triathletes and endurance athletes | EP#193 IOC consensus statement: dietary supplements and the high-performance athlete - Maughan et al. 2018 The menstrual cycle and oral contraception – impact on exercise performance with Kelly McNulty | EP#280 Period of the period - trustworthy educational content about women's health and performance RATE AND REVIEW:
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