In a year where my personal athletic endeavors were put on hold, I reaped the benefits of supporting a new friend to her finish line… sort of like channeling MY athlete self through HER.
My plans for participating in a few cycling and running events were sidelined in 2016 due to an early season bike accident that left me with a severely fractured elbow and injured shoulder. But so what that there was no finish line for me to cross in 2016? Sometimes we athletes need to view these “life events” as a journey similar to training for a competition. How do we endure to get to that "different" finish line of healing or coping?
In my previous post, I gave some nutrition-related tips to follow leading up to your 70.3 race to result in less than desirable results. Here are a few additional To Do’s to follow on race day that make for horror stories later. Important note: This post is most definitely satirical in content.
I am not one to “kick someone when they’re down”, so don’t get me wrong with the intent of this blog post. But with what I saw (and have seen at several other long course triathlon races) and what I see on social media posts, nutrition and hydration problems continue to be a sore spot for many triathletes.
I know many readers want to know how my nutrition plan looked for my first Ironman. Have patience as I wanted to FIRST write about the days leading up to race day.
Tomorrow is The Big Day. Before 'that little Ironman thing' gets rolling, I wanted to jot down a couple more notes about my nutrition.