Annmarie Power – SuperSubs Sponsored Athlete

The 2018 Ironman World Championship takes place on Saturday in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii and SuperSubs is proud to be sponsoring one of this year’s Irish participants, Annmarie Power.

On the day of the event over 2,000 athletes will embark on a 140.6-mile journey that consists of a 2.4m swim, a 112m bicycle ride and a 26.2m run raced in that order and without a break. It is widely considered one of the most difficult one-day sporting events in the world.

Annmarie manages to swim 2.5-3km 3 times a week, run 3 times a week with distances ranging from 12-19m and does a long cycle on Sundays reaching distances up to 150km and also cycles on her turbo trainer in her kitchen. “Consistency is the key,” she said. “Putting in those hours week after week, is the key to progressing as an athlete and, for a more mature athlete like myself, it’s just trying to stay injury free.”

One of the key thing’s athletes in such a competitive sport can do to help ensure a speedy injury recovery is have a well-balanced nutritious diet. SuperSubs teamed up with Sports Nutritionist, Sinéad Bradbury, to create some key products under its Food for Life banner. She is a big fan of the soup in particular. “I do get a bit overexcited about a great tasting nourishing and warming soup! One that is made with care and attention,” Sinead said. “It is definitely one of my top 5 healthiest meals and not as easy to get right as one might think. Soup is great because it so easy to digest, doesn’t bloat, sustains our energy levels and highly convenient if you are on the go and time poor. The Food4Life Soups are delicious! I would give them top marks for taste, consistency and for their use of top-quality ingredients. They are prepared fresh each day in East Galway. The Food4Life Light Soups are ALL naturally gluten free. They do not contain any preservatives and are free from all food additives. A soup to be proud of! You can choose between Hearty Vegetable, Butternut Squash and Roasted Tomato and Red Pepper. Loaded with vitamins and minerals and immune boosters like garlic and ginger, these soups are my top choice for healthy eating on the go! Any time of the day.”

A key macro nutrient vital for athletes is carbohydrates. In order to maximise and optimise performance and recovery, athletes need to continually load and reload muscle glycogen stores. This process cannot happen with a low-carbohydrate/high-protein diet, there needs to be a high level of both. Annmarie said “I would have a high protein intake, I do take a lot of carbs on board” the triathlete added. “I need carbs to fuel my training and the protein helps me recover and helps my body to repair muscles after training sessions”.

Each SuperSubs wrap and sandwich contains protein, carbohydrates and fibre to ensure you are fuelling your day correctly which is vital for serious athletes like Annmarie.

SuperSubs is available in 19 selected Supermac’s stores nationwide. Subs, wraps, soups and salads freshly prepared to compliment a healthy lifestyle.

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