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.
Where do I start regarding nutrition? There is so much to it and everyone has a different opinion on what works. Let me start by saying that I am not an expert when it comes to nutrition. I know what works for me. I have tried almost everything there is to try regarding daily nutrition, race day nutrition, supplements, vitamins, minerals, fads, etc. I have found several things that work well and several things that are gimmicks.
As training progresses and gets harder, it is common to feel tired and unmotivated…especially in the morning. These basic tips will help get you out of bed and out the door, ready to conquer your workout and the day!