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 FullSizeRender 61

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:

 Jen Rulon’s Coaching ExpectationsCoach Monica-2

This post was originally written on May 12, 2015 and a lot of things have changed since then. As I started understand about branding, I realized that R2 would not be “understood” coming from Jen Rulon. So we went with Rulon Racing instead of R2. After chatting with a wonderful friend of mine, she gave me my clarity, which is what I needed at the time BUT here is the story about how the “owl” came about with Rulon Racing! 

Here is the story from May 12, 2015:

About 6 months ago, Chris and I were on our way back from Ironman Florida. We started talking about goals, dreams and what we wanted as individuals but also as a couple. Poor guy was in the driver seat and no where to go :) I pulled out the sticky notes, the markers and off I went…let me show you the sticky notes for Chris and I for the 1 year goals: Dreams do come true

I present to you our very own Triathlon Racing Team:

“R Squared Racing” or “R2 Racing”