Hydration, Fueling and Performance Advice for Athletes

17 articles written by Dougal Allan

Performance

How to balance your training with work, family and life

Pro athlete and endurance coach, Dougal Allan, explains how to balance your training, work, family and social time effectively...

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Performance

Lessons from failure: "You either win or you learn"

Pro athlete Dougal Allan shares the lessons he learned from failure during his journey from multi-sport endurance athlete to Emirates Team New Zealand 'cyclor'...

8 Minute Read
Performance

Another brick in the wall: How to maintain training consistency

Endurance athlete and coach Dougal Allan outlines the importance of consistency when it comes to training for a goal event...

6 Minute Read
Performance

How to be a successful teammate in sport, work and life

Endurance athlete Dougal Allan shares the experiences that have helped him transition from life as an individual IRONMAN athlete to being part of successful racing teams...

7 Minute Read
Performance

What makes the perfect training partner?

Pro endurance athlete Dougal Allan identifies the 5 qualities that you should look for in a training partner...

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Performance

The road to recovery: lessons from a pro athlete's concussion experience

Pro athlete Dougal Allan shares his experience of recovering from a concussion to highlight the challenges that endurance athletes face...

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Performance

Why the timing of your training is more important than the session

The difference between a sub-par performance and success on race day can often be the timing of each training session within the context of your overall life...

7 Minute Read
Performance

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...

7 Minute Read
Performance

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...

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Nutrition

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...

7 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...

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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
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