You’ll be pleased to hear that the official Wildflower triathlon training camps (this April 5-7) are just days from being announced!
These camps are for both Olympic and Long Distance Wildflower triathletes, and in the meantime, you might as well start studying up on how to fuel your body during a multi-day training camp - where you may
be exercising much more than usual and need more fuel.
So this two part article series will fill you in on everything you
need to know to eat adequate calories without destroying your body.
Oh yeah, before we jump in – did you get your no-guesswork 18 Week Wildflower Triathlon Training Plan yet? Click here to grab it now.
Of course, most triathletes can easily understand that based on
training volume, some days will require more eating and some days less.
But when it comes to a high-volume day or week, such as a triathlon
camp, a century bike ride, or a big build week, it can be difficult to
navigate the decision-making process of choosing which fuels to consume
and how much, especially when compared to a “normal” training day. A
paradox arises when a triathlete desires to eat healthy, but must
somehow consume significantly more fuel.
When many athletes think of “doing intervals” in their triathlon training programs, they tend to have a very vague and narrow concept of what this means and limited view of how they can benefit.
Release brake lever.
Release skewer and loosen if necessary. (Leave the skewer in the wheel)
Remover the wheel from the fork.
Use tire levers to remove one side of tire from the wheel rim.
My contact with the world of endurance sports began 5 years ago, as a volunteer at Wildflower, making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for other volunteers. I did that for several years, then decided to get more involved with Tri-California by working Aid Stations at the Inaugural San Francisco Triathlon at Alcatraz.
A heat wave has hit the states this week; the weather map is bleeding red and orange. For a lot of the country, these temperatures are not unusual, however we have seen some strange weather patterns this season and that is what makes training/racing in this heat so difficult. It seems that we change season every couple of days. From perfect 70 degree mostly-sunny days to freezing wind and rain storms to 100+ degree frying pan days.