Sometimes we feel like when we do something and progress, we have to follow a natural order of progression. But what if that’s not your right fit? After all, not everyone has the time or dedication or desire to do a long course triathlon. So what are your options?
Don't know what to do for your next race or goal for 2019? Or maybe you just can’t decide which events to take part in. I'm often asked how did I decide to take the leap from no triathlon experience and deep water phobia to completing Ironman UK after nine months of training and then an ultra duathlon and multi-stage ultra marathon in the desert. When you're choosing your next goal or event, whether it's fat-loss or race specific, these should help you make your mind.
Let me start by saying that I am not a coach or a nutritionist, and what works for me might not work for you. I only know what’s worked for me and want to share my experience of how I fueled for the 116-mile bike portion of Ironman Chattanooga and all my training rides. I’ve been doing long distance triathlons and cross country skiing endurance races for over a decade so I’ve many years of trial and error with feeding myself!
Race day is the final exam for which you’ve been studying. It’s a time to take all your hard work and trust your training. Your level of fitness is where it will be for the day. You cannot change that race morning. The weather may not be what you prefer and your sleep may have been less than ideal. The one aspect you can control is your attitude!