Race day is around the corner. It may be your first Ironman Triathlon or your 6th Ironman 70.3 Triathlon. You are STOKED. You have done the training. You have put the time and effort in the pool, on the road and in the running shoes. #BAM, you got this!

It’s RACE DAY!

Gun goes off.

You ROCK the swim.

You get on the bike. Your nutrition is like a the “buffet” line and you grab what is on the course. Bike is finished.

The run is your thang or so you thought. Body isn’t feeling good. You want to throw up but you opt to walk instead.

You crossed that finish line but super disappointed.

What happened? Where did things go wrong?

I have one word for you and maybe you have already figured it out:

NUTRITION

Race Day nutrition is a VERY challenging concept for an Ironman Triathlon and an Ironman 70.3 Triathlon but with some trial and error, planning, along with getting information from the right people, I can guarantee that you will NOT have an issue on the race course.

Let’s talk a little bit of science and then let me give you a real life example.

We have races, races every where this weekend and I reached out to the Rulon Racing Team and asked them what questions did they have for me heading into race week. Thanks to Ilis and Fede for asking away!  Check out the vlog below and noticed I placed the times of what questions were asked, as this was a little bit longer than normal.

As a triathlete or an athlete, have you ever wonder if you got your full amount of sleep?

For example, you head to bed at 10:30. Light out at 11 and up at 6:00 am. Sweet, 7 hours of sleep! Think again.

It has been over 1.5 months since I started using the Whoop and I can’t believe how much I am really loving this thing.

Click HERE to see my Rulon Rules: Rest & Recovery, when I talked about my workouts and my recovery when I was sick back at the end of January, beginning of February.

I also gave you five “Rulon Rules: Rest & Recovery” as recovery is SO CRUCIAL for all athletes.

So, let’s chat about my recovery from the last three weeks with some heavy training days, as I am preparing for 70.3 IM Galveston on April 2nd AND I am dealing with allergies and Upper Respitory Infection…again.

Let’s get into the nitty gritty about The Whoop. There is a Strain Score and a Recovery Score. Let’s explain this set up.

Today, let me give you my “Rulon Rules” to Romanain Deadlift. About a month ago, I chatted about deadlifts.  Romanian Deadlifts (RDL) are a great way to really work the posterior chain, which helps us to move propel forward. If we strengthen the posterior chain, this will help us to run faster, which is what we all need heading into our triathlon season.

What is the difference between a deadlift and a Romanian Deadlift? The deadlift is when the athlete starts the movement, by picking the bar up from the ground and brings the bar to their hips. The RDL is when the athlete starts the movement at full extension in the hip and lowers it slightly pass the knees.

You swim. You bike. You run. You lift.

Bam, you are ready to ROCK that race.

The gun goes off..

  • Ouch, you got slapped in the face at least 100 times.
  • Crap, you dropped your bike nutrition.
  • You have a terrible cramp during your run and you have to walk.

You cross that finish line. You look up. You think, “Crap, I did not do what I wanted to do. That sucked! I need to work HARDER!”

So, you go at it again….you swim, bike, run and lift and do MORE of it!