10 articles written by Dougal Allan
Athlete Travel Tips: 6 things to consider when travelling to an international race
Pro triathlete Dougal Allan shares the travel tips he's accumulated from more than a decade of taking part in races abroad...
Does the 'perfect' body shape for triathlon exist?
Inspired by recent commentary about IM World Champion Kristian Blummenfelt's physique, pro triathlete Dougal Allan considers whether the supposedly 'perfect' body shape for triathlon exists...
How a pro athlete uses carbs to optimise recovery
Pro triathlete Dougal Allan explains how he optimises his post-exercise recovery by focusing on carbohydrates...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...