Holiday season humbug. Gift giving and receiving for me has changed A LOT over the years. What gifts do you give to promote health? Am I nuts or brilliant by suggesting that you give the gift of 'me' ?
I have to admit that of the 15+ years I’ve been participating in endurance events, it’s been difficult to have several race DNSs ("did not start") over the past 2 months. I am sad to defer these races. But really, I mean REALLY, I go back to “This is just an elbow and arm.” Things could be far worse.
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.
My tendency to think I have worthy blog posts comes and goes. Lately, I admit to the "wane" slump. However, I’ve been asked by many “What have you been up to and what are you racing this year?” so I figured it’s time for a quick catch up blog post. And also to let you know I, too, have to pick myself up from a metaphorical (and literal) fall.
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 think the most common two questions I’ve been asked during my training for the Leadville 100 trail run are: how long do you expect this race to take you? and what are you going to eat?