On-the-go homemade oat bar

Okay, I posted a version of this two years, back when the site was mainly text only. I used thought back then the Solo Bar would a good idea because of the all the training and eating I was doing. This is easy to make and requires zero cooking, I guess you say it’s a type…

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How To: Understand Important Factors in Marathon Swim Feeding

Evan did a great 4-part series on open water marathon feeding and nutrition. I’ve covered the possible use of Choline supplementation and I’ve a long-standing request in with a friend for a guest post on the subject of further supplementation. Given some questions that have arisen though, it seems we haven’t covered enough of the…

Energy storage in the body

Ok, I think I’ll talk about the bodies energy systems. From where does our energy come , what energy system does the body use for various activities, how is it stored? This is going to be another thumbnail sketch of my understanding of it. Swimming movement comes from muscle contraction. All energy for muscle comes…

Endurance food and diet

Carbohydrates have been attacked due to causing sudden blood glucose spikes for the past 15 years. However, the bottom line is endurance athletes like Open Water swimmers need carbs to function. And you don’t have to doing a 5 mile swim for this to be relevant. You need to fuel your body. So what do…