Congratulations, you’re headed to Kona! Whether it’s your first time racing on the Big Island or your tenth, you need to be prepared for what Mother Nature serves up. Ironman athletes racing in Kona are not new to the sport but may be surprised by how the Big Island winds, heat, and humidity can make a tough day even tougher! Read on for my top hydration and electrolyte tips for hot races. [Read more…]
Triathlons are easy . . . said no one ever! For one thing, race day can be full of surprises: the weather can turn, your goggles can get kicked off, your big toe can sprout a painful blister. All that to say, you’ve got enough going on, so why not take one big variable out of the equation? Your fuel plan. After all, your body is your most important piece of equipment, and if it’s not fueled properly, then all the training in the world won’t help you.
IRONMAN athletes are a unique breed: we’re goal-driven, type-A, and competitive, and we design detailed race and fueling plans to be prepared for any scenario that race day might toss our way. But no matter how prepared we are, there’s one element of nutrition plan that can’t be forgotten: sodium. Whether you’ve got Kona or another humid race on the calendar, take the time now to map out a sodium plan so you can not only avoid a trip to the medical tent, but perform your best.