Get the mindset right.. Ironman training

As many if you are physically preparing for Ironman Chattanooga in 3 weeks, don’t forget all the mental prep as well!!

Love this read I found today-image

 

The real victory isn’t the act of smashing through the tape and crossing the finish line; it’s not seeing your name first on the list or standing on the highest step on the podium. None of that can make your legs shake with fear and excitement.

Victory, the real victory, is what is deep down inside each one of us. It’s what we can’t believe will ever happen despite all the training and will on our part, and yet it is what finally happens. Despite all the thinking and brandishing of calculators, after so many hours of preparation, after so many days of training, of telling ourselves that we can win, or simply finish the race, it is as if something in our unconscious is constantly telling us that it is impossible, that it would be too wonderful, too brilliant, too incredible for it to become reality. That what we want to achieve is only a dream. And when you cross the line, when you look behind and see that it is for real, that you are flesh and blood, and that what seemed possible only in dreams has become real, you realize that that is the real victory.

Winning isn’t about finishing in first place. It isn’t about beating the others. It is about overcoming yourself. Overcoming your body, your limitations, and your fears. Winning means surpassing yourself and turning your dreams into reality.”

-Kilian Jornet

 

Ironman Louisville- Nutrition

 

Ironman Louisville presents many challenges within itself- but one thing I keep very consistent during an Ironman race no matter what course I’m on, is my nutrition.

I absolutely love and stand by Jesse’s nutrition from The Core Diet– I will describe some things below as to what I do, but the Core Diet will customize to your individual race day needs. Visit his website at http://www.thecorediet.com I promise you will not regret it! 

4-6 Days from Race Day:

 With the anticipation of the heat index being well above 100 degrees on race day, cutting down the consumption of little to no fat in my diet as well as increasing my sodium (salt) consumption the days before were a priority.

Knowing dehydration and poor nutrition is the key to tackling Ironman Louisville, I focused on consuming ~120 fl oz of water or nuun a day. The closer I came to the race, the more nuun I consumed. The heat was going to be a battle in itself, I didn’t need to have leg cramps to add to that fun factor 🙂

1-2 Days before Race Day:

This is where The Core Diet makes it easy for you.

The nutrition plan outlines exactly what to eat at exactly-ish the right time to eat it. It works great for me! I’m already trying to stay calm and rest as much as possible, so to not have to think about my nutrition 1-2 Days before the race was great!

To summarize these two days, I consumed a BIG lunch and dinner 2 days out and continued my 120fl oz of Ironman Perform or water. One day before I ate like a Queen and had another huge breakfast and gradually started tapering my meals throughout the day. 

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Race Morning, 3-4 hours before Go-Time:

4c Unsweetened Applesauce

1scoop of EAS protein powder

1 banana

1 bottle of Perform

 

SWIM:

1/2 Powerbar (suppose to be more but

that’s all I could consume before IM Louisville)

1 Powergel + water

 

BIKE:

2 Powerbars- Vanilla Crisp

8 Powergels- Tangerine, Vanilla, Latte

4 Salt Stix

14-15 Bottles of Ironman Perform

 

RUN:

4 Powergels- Tangerine, Cafe Latte

2 Salt Stix

2-3cups of IRONMAN Perform at each aid station

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RECOVERY:

2scoops of EAS Recovery Protein + Glutamine

LOTS and lots of water 🙂

 

Of course, like any race, I had to adapt and wasn’t able to take in the proper amount of nutrition on the run as I was suppose too but outlined above is what kept me alive on Sunday! Hope y’all enjoy the read, message me if you have any questions– race report coming soon!!

 

 

It’s IRONMAN Weekend!

Take a look into Nacogdoches Endurance Training girls who are racing IRONMAN Louisville with me! So excited to be here with them this week-

NET

It’s IRONMAN weekend for NET again this year! We have two athletes and a friend competing at Ironman Louisville in Kentucky on Sunday. Today we will get to know our athletes so that you can better track them over 140.6 miles! Go NET!!!

Meet the NET IMLouisville Athletes —

jess and me 2Catie Morrow

1st Ironman!
BIB#: 404
Goggles: Speedo Vanquishers
Bike: Pink Felt
Shoes: Brooks Adrenaline


 jessicaJessica Morrow

2nd Ironman
BIB#: 438
Goggles: Speedo Air Seal XR
Bike: Giant TrinityShoes: Brooks Glycerin 13


And meet our NET Friend at IMLouisville —

imageElyse Gallegos

3rd Ironman
BIB#: 197
Goggles: Speedo MDR 2.4 Mirrored
Bike: Cervelo P2
Shoes: Saucony Kinvara 4
Elyse is NET’s sister-in-law and lives and trains in Knoxville, TN.

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