The weekend has arrived. I will be making my trek to Michigan today in order to participate in the Iron Goddess Sprint Distance Triathlon. I did very little training this week in order to give my muscles optimal recovery for this weekend. I did a light run, bike & swim and weights session. I had my daughter analyze my swim technique to make sure it’s efficient and effective. I am making a concerted effort to scissor kick instead of kicking from the knee. It takes practice, but it makes a huge difference. I feel very powerful!
Nutrition-wise, I have been carbohydrate loading for the past few days in order to pack my muscle & liver full of the fuel they will need to give it my all on Sunday. This is a new concept for me considering bodybuilding competitions require complete carb withdrawal until the last day! I ate the bulk of my carbs after my weights session since my muscles are more inclined to store fuel after a workout.
My sister-in-law, Tammy (the Ironman... er, woman) will be racing with my daughter and me this weekend… although she is doing the full tri. She has given me this tried-and-true list to get prepared for the weekend. Thanks Tammy! You’ve helped me so much these past few months. I couldn’t have done it without you.
Athletic pants and a sweatshirt/jacket for over tri outfit in the morning along with socks and flip flops.
For the Swim:
Old towels - one bath size, one hand size
Swimsuit or tri outfit
For the Cycle:
Extra bike jersey
Water bottle or camelback for hydration
For the Run:
Race belt (if you have one - if not it's not necessary)
Hat/visor/or sunglasses if you like to run with these
Pack a second bag with a change of clothing for after the race. Throw in an extra beach towel in this bag for sitting on the grass during the award presentation.
What’s in your tri bag? Any other tips for the big day?
I’ll be wearing my Eat-Clean Diet jersey during the cycle & I will be carrying your words of encouragement with me with each mile I race.
See you at the finish line!