I am so happy to be home! I came home on Monday night…. late… and was greeted with these beauties:
I am back to a full week of training, and happy to be. I have paused running until Saturday. Things are healing up quite nicely however and I expect to be back to 100% by Sunday!
A few good resources I wanted to pass along today:
This app for your phone allows you the ability to food log via picture, and connect with others. Sonja, myself and several others have begun to create a little tri foodie community. Check the app out here. You can follow me by my handle MaryEggers.
Be warned… it doesn’t count macros or calories. That’s old school. We are healthy eaters who like to share ideas!
On Top of Your Game:
I am a lover of mental fitness (the term coined by Jesse Kropelnicki of course), and this website by Carrie Cheadle is really really good. Not only should you purchase her book, you should check out her mental fitness worksheets. A must for anyone who is serious about achieving a goal. Check it out here.
Pre race fueling:
As a graduate of QT2/ The Core Diet one of the things we learned is how to fuel pre race. Through my Whole30 experiences I have realized that I have a sensitivity to wheat. It gives me migraines. I am continuing to refine my day before fueling but one of my athletes sent me Fuel for Fire a few weeks ago. It’s simple. It’s pureed fruit and whey protein. Pre race I use sweet potato + apple. We all know branched chain amino acids have been shown to help on race day, it still has the apple that we know is a good source of healthy carbs and hydration. and sweet potatoes are one of the best sources of carbohydrates out there. Check out their products here.
I have done a lot of work on nutrition this season, not a crazy diet (I have only lost about 10 pounds after all), but I have changed how I eat completely (and not low carb). I am continuing to seek out healthier ways to fuel my sport. More on that in another post. I won’t be carrying sweet potatoes on the race course, but there are better ways than sugaring up.
Speaking of low carb, Coach Tina here at the Valor Triathlon Project wrote a great piece on this very topic. Click here to read why low carb training is not always best, and how it may hinder rather than help performance.
Those are my resources for today…. go out and be healthy with your strongest mental game yet!