6.09.2008

Bad Fuel and Mock Tri Duex

First the mock tri. It wasn't quite the same as the first one. We did 400 yards in the pool, in our wetsuits, then we were 30 minutes on the bike and 20 minutes running. I did ~40 minutes on the bike, as I was taking a break from running until Sunday (well, really Monday as I didn't run yesterday).

All in all it was fun but not quite as authentic as the last one. Coach Martha did do a great job on showing us how to set up a transition area and gave us some good tips about the race, getting there early (as in before the transition area opens) so you can get an end cap on the transition rack. To put your helmet on your shoes as you'll never forget your shoes, so if the helmet is on top of it, you'll put it on your head and avoid costly penalties.

On to Bad Fuel. I've added potato chips to the list of food that I should avoid before I train. Potato chips join foods like most anything with processed sugar, processed salty snacks, and diet or regular soda. Really anything processed.

I should know better. I mean, I've trained for various 5Ks. I trained and run a 1/2 marathon. I know that the quality of my workout depends on the fuel I put in as well as technique and persistence.

I'm not saying that I'm not going to have anything on this list during "the season", but I'm definitely not going to have whole 5 oz bag of potato chips just an hour before my run.

5 comments:

Viv said...

Great on prepping with the transitions and everything else. I guees it's neat that Danskin lets you choose your rack position. The races I have done they are pre determined by your number and assigned.

No chips for you this week ;-)

Al's CL Reviews said...

No Chips for you (in my soup nazi voice).

I tagged you...see my blog.

Good luck. Glad you got to practice the transitions.

Delane said...

I hear ya on the pre-race/workout food. But after, chips are good!

Kelly said...

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The Worsted Witch said...

I'm avoiding processed foods and empty calories, too. Haven't had potato chips in months! (Potatoes, on the other hand, especially sweet potatoes, mmm...)