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There are days when you jump into bed at 10:30 pm, you sleep until 6:30 am and you think, “I got 8 hours of sleep.” Think again. The Whoop has taught me that it isn’t so!
The Whoop has come up with some new algothriums that I wanted to share with you from last couple of weeks.
Wednesday, May 17 – Tuesday, May 23
I left for Boston that Friday. So, I had to do my long bike on Thursday before I left. I was pretty tired that Friday am but had time to get on the “dreadmill” at the hotel before the weekend began. Took Saturday off due to the workshop that I attended too. Ran 9.5 miles on Sunday on the Boston Marathon course. Tried to get up early to run again on Monday. I couldn’t do it. I was beat BUT knew I needed to get something in before I headed back home to San Antonio, as I knew I wouldn’t get anything done that evening. I had time to run on the “dreadmill” again. That Tuesday, I did a 3000 meter swim with an easy bike. I could tell I was exhausted. Look at the 20th – 23rd. I wasn’t recovering. Right! The Whoop also tells me…”Hey DumbAss, you need to recover!”
Let’s chat about nutrition, when it comes to a 70.3 Ironman Triathlon. I will also chat about Ironman Triathlons, Olympic and Sprint Triathlons in the next couple weeks.
We will chat about the 5 W’s, and will post 2 – 5 tips regarding nutrition within the triathlon. So let’s chat today about:
Details of a 70.3 Ironman Triathlon
Who Does a 70.3 Ironman Triathlon? My suggestion is that you have been doing Sprint Triathlons and Olympic distance triathlons for over a year now. You have probably done a 13.1 Marathon, and maybe even did a full marathon. You feel comfortable at least in 2 out of 3 of the sports.
What is the distance of a 70.3 Ironman Triathlon? 1.2 Mile Swim/56 mile Bike/13.1 mile Run
When are 70.3 Ironman Triathlons? Year Round!
Where are 70.3 Ironman Triathlons? All Over! Check out the Ironman Triathlon website, along with my Ironman Triathlon Travels on Pinterest.
Why do a 70.3 Ironman Triathlon? If you want to do a 70.3 Ironman but don’t have time for an Ironman Triathlon, 70.3 IM is the best for your time. I think training for a 70.3 Ironman has got to be the “easiest” on your schedule, IF you are craving to go long.
As a triathlon/strength coach, I have worked with numerous athletes throughout the years: From sprint distance triathletes, to 7x Ironman Triathlon triathletes. I have AMAZING relationships with some of the athletes that I have coached, and not so great relationships with others. I have had some athletes who have gone to other coaches (totally fine; it’s a growing process!). I have had some athletes quit the sport completely. I have also had to fire some of my athletes. Why? I was putting more work into coaching them than they were putting in for themselves. I don’t work that way.
The other day, I received a question from a potential athlete, and I LOVE what they asked me: “What are my expectations as a coach?” As I started thinking about her question, I realized that I need to tell my potential athletes my expectations from the start. Maybe the athletes that I fired were never “aligned” with my expectations? Maybe the athletes that went to another coach wanted a different approach to coaching. Another thought that I had was that the athletes that I am coaching now and the athletes I have coached in the past Exceed my Expectations. Why? These athletes, aka friends, know that I expect GREAT things from myself as an athlete. Why would I think any differently with the athletes that I coach? To make it clear cut, I came up with:
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