I decided to look into my nutrition following the decision to quit my job as a Careers Advisor and try to “make it” in triathlon. Ideally I would love to become a professional middle and long distance/ironman triathlete but that is a way off for now. The first step was to try and make the Great Britain Age Group Team in the 30-34 category. With just missing out in 2015, I wanted to know if there was anything further I could do to improve my performance. I hadn’t worked with a performance nutritionist before, and had only received my nutritional information from various articles and what my friends had told me.
I was directed to Kevin who is a leading consultant in the field of nutrition and looked into sporting goal specifics, as well as healthy eating in my everyday life. I wanted to work with someone who understood elite and highly trained athletes; for me, Kevin fit the bill perfectly. The service I received was fantastic and we decided to implement a long-term approach to focus on key areas that would lead me to improve my performance.
I met face-to-face with Kevin at the office for a number of consultations in addition to online check-ups via Skype, I was made to feel at ease and knew I was with a capable person. He was informative, knowledgeable and professional and took me seriously; this was great, as not everyone did, when I first told them what I was trying to achieve! My consultations were positive and helped me understand how to change the way I ate and provided an insight into utilising effective strategies during training and racing. Racing for 3-10 hours isn’t easy and requires a lot of fuel so nutrition becomes top priority.
My performance and recovery has improved massively and I made the GB Age Group Team with a 5 minute PB on the bike! My energy levels whilst still a bit up and down through the nature of the sport are less so and are more balanced. Working with Kevin has definitely helped me. I wish to continue with nutritional support moving forward and you never know you may see me on the pro-circuit before I am 40. One step at a time!
Thanks for all your support, qualifying for the GB Age Group triathlon team was the next step and Kevin helped me to achieve this, now it’s time to try and hit some podiums in races.
I would recommend working with Kevin to anyone!