12 March 2017

Triathlon Nutrition Strategy I Had No Idea About For Ironman Campeche 70.3

This triathlon nutrition and hydration strategy will certainly make my half-ironman 70.3 results faster, I had no idea about this way for triathletes to approach hot ...

- Holy buck futter.

(whooshing) That's Squid. (whooshing) Where else would you get your salt? (whooshing) Mornin', trainiacs. It is brutal cold outside this morning in Winnipeg. I think it's minus 21 Celsius. And we have our last weekend run. It's only about eight miles, like 13 kilometers, but I'm not a fan of winter still being here, spring. But I got up early so I'm gonna get a jump on editing the vlog. I'm gonna tell you all how to edit a vlog like Triathlon Taren. Number one, get yourself some toast with peanut butter and honey. Number two, fix yo'self a delicious coffee. We only have normal mugs at home. Number three, open up your amazingly overpriced new MacBook. Number four, insert the amazingly overpriced, however, extremely useful, Glyph SSD RAID-0 external hard drive. These things are the bomb. What number am I on, five? I think five. Put up your hoodie. Number six, get a Triathlon Taren Is Working

scowl on his face. I, I can't control it. I'm not angry, I don't mean to be. And proceed to edit said vlog. (ambient music) Alright, run time in 30 minutes. I gotta get ready and get to Pat's. And later, my buddy Super Dave, who you might know from previous vlogs talking his shrunken kiwi. Dave, what do you gotta say about today? - Uh, kiwi's a little tight, but-- - The kiwi's a little tight? Gave me a really good tip yesterday about what I'm gonna start doing with water to get ready for Ironman Campeche, like right now. I'm gonna talk about that later. You don't get to watch me change, sickos. Just about ready. Get some gloves and we go. Holy buck futter, it's cold out. This is the opposite of heat training. (exhales) Fresh. Any lifelong Winnipegger will tell you that as soon as winter hits, we basically spend our time driving around swearing. Just the toughest ones here today. (ambient music) - Okay, now-- - Have no fear,

Squidman is here. - Okay, now I-- - Come introduce yourself, Squid. Get in right close. That's Squid, world's best Sherpa. World's best aquatic Sherpa. Do you have any squid jokes? - Uh, um. - What do squids eat? - Um. I know that I don't like dolphins because dolphins eat me. - No dolphins, lots of pizza? - Sure. - Okay. - I want a cookie. And cookies. - And cookies. Good call. Okay, go 'head, Squid. (splashing) (grinding) (clinking) I am in flavor country. So while the curling is, at the moment, wind delayed, no, I'm not talking to you, I'm talking to the camera. I know, not you, trainiacs. They're so nice to you. Why are you mean to them? Anyway, while the curling is wind delayed and today's vlog from yesterday's training

is uploading to YouTube, I wanna talk about something that my buddy, Super Dave Lipson told me that has got me working on getting my hydration levels up before Ironman Campeche. He said that basically every single day, even as far out as right now, we are eight days out, I should be bringing up my water levels, not for the sake of hydrating so that my body has more water to access during the race, but for the sake of, when I get to Campeche and it's super hot and all of a sudden, my body is sweating more and we're outside being active and it's trying to sweat as much as it can, what I need to be able to do is have my, basically my base level of water up a fair bit so that I can hydrate more there and hold that hydration and not just pee it out. Because if I went into Campeche and I was like, alright, now that I'm two days out, it's really hot here, I'm gonna start drinking a lot of water and hydrating because it's such a drastic shift, my body is just gonna pee a lot of it out, and in particular, it's gonna pee out a lot of the electrolytes. So what we're doing right now, eight days out, is hydrating maybe, say 20% more than I typically would. But it isn't just straight water because if you do just straight water, you can risk stripping out your electrolytes.

So what we do is have our filtered water, put a little bit of, what is this? Sea salt, sea salt? It's pink. What's the difference between pink salt and regular salt? Okay, it's from the sea. A little bit of that in. - Himalayan salt. - It's Himalayan salt. Where else would you get your salt? Himalayan pink salt. That, yes, that's the salty. - Minerals and trace elements. - It's got minerals and trace elements. Anything else? That is all. Now also what we do is, you know when you go to a restaurant and you get a lemon in your water? That's a very big, important thing. We stockpile the suckers. You want lemon in your water because if you've heard of a lot of the vegan thoughts of your body being either alkaline or acidic, things like meat, dairy, make your body acidic and it inhibits your body's ability to repair itself. Alkaline, which occurs in your body more from green leafy vegetables, and a really good way to make your body alkaline is to have lemon water, is more a restorative state of your body.

So when you have water, put a little bit of electrolyte salt in it and put a little bit of lemon in it. It'll encourage your body to be in a more regenerative state to repair itself and it'll keep your electrolyte levels a little bit higher. As you start getting towards a race where it's particularly hot, increase that a fair bit more so that, by the time you get to the race and then you really start bringing up your hydration levels in the day or two before that race, you're not just gonna pee it all out and flush out all your electrolytes. How's that for smart today? Last little bit of fun news is that, remember a few weeks ago when I chatted with Brett Blankner on his Zen and the Art of Triathlon podcast? It's up. Best workout today and here's in triathlon, so I kinda plan out a morning. I'm not really strict, I'm just planning. If you wanna check that out, I'll link it in the description below. That's it. I think Kim is watching reruns of The Bachelor. She loves The Bachelor. I do not. Bye, trainiacs. (ambient music)