Important Part to Training Half and Full Ironmans

This past weekend was my last long training for Punkinman Half Ironman. Training for Half and Full Ironman is not just the swim, bike and runs but your hydration, fueling and mental strength. Saturdays 2+ hour run went good. Started not feeling good with the humidity but push through and focus on my fueling. That the end of the run, I started pushing the pace with strong finish. Drank 4 FuelBelt bottle of Ultima and chewed 3 ClifBloks. Yesterday, I bike 51 miles but legs were tired from the run and my bike pace fell at the end. I did part of the ride on my own and the other part with bike club. I drank 90 oz of Ultima but only eaten 2 LaraBars. I should have eaten more on the bike to keep energy level up. Mentally I was strong both days. When I do the Half in 2 weeks, I will be ready. Take notes on your fueling, hydration and your mental state. It is not about getting the time and mileage but practicing your nutrition.

Published by Pam Houck

Work in the health industry as personal trainer, running and multi-sport coach. As an athlete with celiac disease and asthma, I don't let it limit me to compete in road races and triathlons.

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