Hydration, Fueling and Performance Advice for Athletes

8 articles written by Dougal Allan

Nutrition

How a pro athlete uses carbs to optimise recovery

Pro triathlete Dougal Allan explains how he optimises his recovery by optimising his post-exercise carbohydrate intake...

6 Minute Read
Performance

How to train smarter as you get older

Pro athlete Dougal Allan shares the advice that he'd give to a younger version of himself...

7 Minute Read
Performance

How to deal with setbacks like an elite athlete

Endurance athlete and coach Dougal Allan offers actionable advice for athletes attempting to deal with injuries, event cancellations and more...

7 Minute Read
Performance

Who's on your team? Why endurance athletes should build a support team

Pro endurance athlete and coach Dougal Allan explains how you can learn from elite athletes when building a tight and trusted support team around you.

4 Minute Read
Motivation

When does it make sense to DNF?

Pro athlete Dougal Allan recounts his own experiences when exploring the debate of whether you should call it a day or carry on when training sessions or races aren't going perfectly.

5 Minute Read
Nutrition

How a pro endurance athlete approaches gut training

Pro athlete and endurance coach Dougal Allan explains how he learned to train his gut so he can consume more carbohydrate on race day.

6 Minute Read
Nutrition

Expert insight: Planning your IRONMAN fueling and hydration strategy

Pro athlete and endurance coach Dougal Allan explains how experience, research and planning have helped him refine his fueling and hydration strategy for IRONMAN racing.

6 Minute Read
Hydration

How Coast To Coast winner Dougal Allan uses sodium to aid recovery

Pro athlete Dougal Allan - winner of the 2019 and 2021 Coast To Coast Race - explains how a better understanding of his sodium intake has improved his recovery and reduced his problems with cramps...

4 Minute Read
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