Symposium Session #115044- Eating for the Everyday Ironman
Suggested CDR learning codes: 3020, 4060; Level 2
The number of people boasting the Ironman M-Dot symbol continues to grow each year. Individuals embarking on the long training road to the Ironman vary in fitness level, age, and athletic background. Not all finishers are former college stars or professional cyclists; most are hard-working age-groupers. While the nutritional needs of an elite racer and an age-grouper overlap to some extent, there are often additional challenges and considerations for nonprofessional athletes.
This session will provide an overview of today’s Ironman and walk through the unique nutritional needs before, during, and after the race and will address the possible challenges faced by the last athletes to finish. This session will also explore ways in which RDs can translate Ironman nutrition strategies into useful tools for non-triathletes. Developed by an age-grouper, this session is for the sports dietetic enthusiast, dietetic student, or private practice RD working with clients who want to hear “You are an Ironman” as they cross the finish line.
Jenna A. Bell, PhD, RD
- 1.50 CDR