TRIATHLON NUTRITION PLANS: Sprint, SuperSprint, Olympic

Do you have a nutrition plan for your next race?


Nutrition is a highly personal subject and there is no one size fits all. Some common mistakes triathletes make when approaching the subject of nutrition are:

  • Not having a nutrition strategy for the event.
  • Underestimating the amount of nutrition required to keep them adequately and safely fueled during the race.
  • Just drinking water and not adding electrolytes. 
  • Not practicing the nutrition strategy beforehand to ensure it works.
  • Trying something new on race day.
  • Forgetting to fuel and then trying to cram twice as much in the next period which is a recipe for an uncomfortable stomach. 

At Secret Training we have put together some sample nutrition plans for your race distance. Remember you should try and consume between 60-90g of carbs per hour for optimal performance and this can be either be in liquids, or solids. Carrying water is empty weight, at least add electrolytes and consider adding carbs to your drink.

Posted on 4th Mar 2024