Sunday, June 19, 2011

Women class ages 35-40! I'm somewhere in there getting kicked and slapped.

I had the best experience up at the Boise 70.3 Ironman last weekend!

Everything went perfectly and I am so grateful!

The weather forecast was threatening with expected thunderstorms.
Adding thunderstorms to the swim in 52 degree water and the 56 mile bike course was making me really nervous.
But, the sun shined through the entire swim and bike 
and when my run started
the clouds came back overhead and a cool breeze kept me comfortable
through the entire run.
It started to sprinkle after the race. 
 Prayers were answered, it was PERFECT!

 I felt strong through the entire race, 
I think that my nutrition was spot on and that helped the most. 
I was worried that my training wasn't adequate, because I missed about 5 weeks of training through April and May with an injury, but I am thrilled with my finish time of 6 hours and 13 minutes!
I would have loved to have come in before the 6 hour mark, but next time I'll get it!

Like I said the training was sufficient, not my best, but the nutrition made the biggest difference.
Not a single sore muscle afterwards!
I fueled using whole raw foods as much as possible before and during the race.

Leading up to the race, especially during the week of the race,
I focused on eating a ton of high water content fruits and veggies, 
mostly greens in salads and in my smoothies, and
Plant based proteins through sprouted quinoa, legumes and nuts and seeds.

Here is what I had for breakfast the morning of the race:
ENERGY CEREAL (raw melissa)
makes enough for 15 portions

10 cups of whole oats
1 C dried unsweetened cranberries
1 C raw pumpkin seeds
1 C raw sunflower seeds
1-2 C shredded unsweetened coconut
1/2 C flax seeds
1/2 C chia seeds
1-2 C of almonds, pecans or macadamia nuts

I put about 1 C in a bowl with a 1/2 C of unsweetened almond milk and 1 TBS agave.


1 yerba mate tea bag steeped in 1 C water
1 banana
2 medjool dates
1/2 C blueberries
1 TBS coconut oil
1 TBS hemp protein
1 TBSP chia seeds 
1 TBS sprouted buckwheat
juice from 1/2 lemon
juice from 1/4 lime
Blended all together in my blendtec

Race started at 12:13pm

During the race I had my water bottles filled up with 
1/2 water and 1/2 coconut water.

I also used Clif energy blocks during the bike.
They are easy to eat on the go.
Because I recognized all of the ingredients on the label, 
I felt like this was the way to go.

I have tried to make energy goo's or gels that are all raw and natural, 
they tasted great, but looked like poop.

I also haven't figured out a way to carry them efficiently. 
Ziplock bags were messy, and I'd end up with the poopy looking goo all over my face.
I've taken the last week off of training, but certainly haven't been sitting around.
When the sun is shining, I must go play!

I had a birthday two weeks ago, and my hubby surprised me with a 
Stand Up Paddle Board

This is my new board, I have been taking it out to Deer Creek and have loved being out on the water, soaking up the sun and getting a good workout all at the same time.

You can purchase them at Costco right now. Come and play with me!

I have also been enjoying some trail running/hiking and some yoga.

It's good to switch things up with your fitness.
Not just for the body, but for your mind as well.
I have enjoyed my week "off".

Tomorrow, I'm starting my 21 Day Detox again. I like to detox at the beginning of each new season. If you'd like to do it with me and many others, let me know. We can give each other support!

I'm also going to be starting my
training again for upcoming races.
This time I'm calling it
The Shape of my Life Program!
I'm going to incorporate as much variety into the program as possible.
Instead of just swim, bike, run.

I'll keep you updated and you can follow along!

It 's going to be good!


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