Race Report: 2016 Wildlife Loop Triathlon

Race Report: 2016 Wildlife Loop TriathlonThe question I get most often from my clients who are training for any distance triathlon (but especially the longer distances) is “what do I eat during the race?” This is a great question and one that takes years of experimenting to master as each person is so different and our bodies respond differently to different amounts of salts, sugars, water, etc over the course of a 1-17 hour race day.

I have spent my fair share of time, energy, and money to figure out what works best for me and my body. I race a lot so I have a lot of opportunities to experiment. And this year has been the best for me so far with my race day nutrition.

The Wildlife Loop triathlon was one of my faves this year. It’s a half ironman distance (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, and 13.1 mile run) which is quickly becoming my favorite distance. I raced 6 of this distance this year. This was one of my favorites because the course was gorgeous, the temps were perfect, the race was low-key, and my nutrition plan worked perfectly. Oh…and I won $800!

I made a video race report you can watch here…

And here are the deets about my race day nutrition…

Pre-Race…

6:30 am Vegan Chocolate Shakeology (www.FoodFitnessFinanceFun.com/Shakeology) with unsweetened vanilla Almond Milk

7:30 am Banana and Energize (www.FoodFitnessFinanceFun.com/Energize)

7:45 am (15 minutes before swim start) Package of Pro Bar Bolt (http://amzn.to/2e9mhrN)

During-Race…

I drank 2 bottles of Energize on the bike, ¼ bottle every 10 minutes for the first half and then Gatorade (on the course) the second half, again about ¼ bottle every 10 minutes.

I drank a bottle of Bing Cherry Energy Drink (http://amzn.to/2dKxBN8) ¼ of the bottle each mile for the first 4 miles and then switched to Gatorade on the course (same amount).

I also had one package of Pro Bar Bolt w caffeine at mile 10 of the run.

The temps were pretty much perfectly moderate, but in hotter races, I have taken salt tablets and consumed more Gatorade on the course.

Post-Race…

After ANY race, I immediately drink a bottle of Shakeology with water to replenish nutrients and give my body some clean protein. Typically I don’t eat a lot at the race “after-party” due to limited options for me, so I want to make sure I get something nutritious in me right away.

For this race, I did eat about 50 cherry tomatoes and 20 pickles post-race as well!! BONUS!!

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