Train like you’ve never won and compete like you’ve never lost!Coach Torres
Here are some more details in reference to this weekend swim at rainbow river.
Rainbow River swim:
This Saturday June 3rd Rainbow River Swim and lunch. It’s a 3-ish mile, 72 degree spring fed River swim with a swift current and then lunch at Swampy’s Bar & Grille at the end of the swim. Make sure you bring a swim bubble (they will not have them there). Wetsuit is recommended.
Meet at KP Hole Park Dunnellon, FL before 8am. There is parking across the street before the park opens. Swim fee is $7 last I checked, they take cards, but please bring exact cash to speed up the line. Be ready to swim at 8:30am.
We will be staging some cars at the swim exit to shuttle drivers back to get their car. You can also pay for the shuttle bus back when you pay your swim fee. Do NOT park at Swampy’s in the morning, they will tow you.
KP Hole Park https://g.co/kgs/9RwpU6
- Arrival Time: 6:45 am (during these 15 minutes I want to take the opportunity to do some dynamic stretching foam rolling, loosening up your hip flexors and getting ready for the run so make sure you arrive on time)
- Start Time: 7 am
- Duration: 60 min to 75 min
Triathlon Race Day Nutrition Planning
You have prepared all season for this race. The last thing you want is to have GI issues leading into the race or during the race. To ensure that you have enough energy to get through the race, it is important to consume adequate nutrition in the days leading up to and on race day.
Carbohydrates are your body’s preferred source of fuel for endurance events. It is therefore important to make sure you are consuming sufficient carbohydrates in the days before the race. It is recommended that you consume 6-10 grams of carbohydrates per kilogram of body weight in the days leading up to the race. Good sources of carbohydrates include whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy products.
On the day of your race, you should aim to have a carbohydrate-rich breakfast with some protein about three hours before you start the race. This will give you enough fuel to last through your warm-up and the swim, bike, and run events you will have to fuel accordingly based on your nutritional needs.
During the event, it is important to ensure you are hydrated and that you have enough energy to get you through to the end. You should aim to consume 30-60 grams of carbohydrates per hour during the race. Good choices include sports drinks, energy gels, and bars. For longer races such as Ironman events, it is important to also supplement your nutrition with electrolytes to replenish the minerals lost through sweating.
After the race is over, make sure you have a meal with protein and carbohydrates within 30 minutes of finishing. This will help to replenish the depleted glycogen stores in your body and aid in recovery.
By following these nutrition tips for race day, you can feel confident that you have done all you can to ensure a successful event! Good luck and enjoy your race!
Additionally, it is important to practice with your nutrition during your training. This will help you to find out what works for you and what doesn’t. You can adjust your nutrition plan accordingly before race day. Have an alternative plan in place if certain foods don’t agree with you on race day. Make sure to practice fueling during long training sessions so that you know exactly how much and what type of nutrition your body needs. Lastly, make sure to keep a log of how you are feeling during long training sessions as this will help you determine your overall race-day nutrition plan.
Enclosed you will find a sheet that you can use as a guide to prepare your nutrition. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.