Being that I'm just about 3 weeks out from Galveston 70.3 and therefore, NINE weeks out from IMTX, it's time to focus on nutrition. No, not nutrition as in what I'm eating on a daily basis...that would be easy. This is race day nutrition. What food or rather, fuel do I plan on using on race day. Coach G messaged us Monday to let us know it was time to send her our detailed plan of what we planned to consume during our century ride this Sunday. This ride should be representative of what we'll do at IMTX. Being the anal retentive, A type personality I am, I had already set up a spreadsheet so I had a bit of a head start. I needed to now populate the bad boy with what I was currently using as well as all the nutritional information (calories, sodium, protein, carbs, etc). I needed to tell her exactly what I would carry on the bike with me and what I would then need to get at either a rest stop on Sunday OR at a rest stop during the race. Talk about stress.
Above: Mixed Berry IM Perform, I love you! You taste nothing like your nasty, Mango cousin. Yuck!
Above: Cookie Dough Roks, you complete me. I love you even though you taste nothing like cookie dough. Maybe at mile 80, when I'm delirious, you will trick me. But not now.As of today, these 3 nutritional delights will be my compadres during IMTX...unless of course I become the vomit comet come Sunday. In that case, I will have to change my plan. I don't think that'll happen though! :)
I am so, so, SO glad Coach G had me focusing on this now. This is way more complicated than figuring out what I'm going to where to a party that says "trendy casual" on the invite!
Happy training...and if looks could kill you would be an oozie (sp?) or a shot gun BANG! (Sorry, had to complete the SNP lyrics). :)