Friday, June 25, 2010

Iron Goddess Here I Come

The weekend has arrived. I will be making my trek to Michigan today in order to participate in the Iron Goddess Sprint Distance Triathlon. I did very little training this week in order to give my muscles optimal recovery for this weekend. I did a light run, bike & swim and weights session. I had my daughter analyze my swim technique to make sure it’s efficient and effective. I am making a concerted effort to scissor kick instead of kicking from the knee. It takes practice, but it makes a huge difference. I feel very powerful!

Nutrition-wise, I have been carbohydrate loading for the past few days in order to pack my muscle & liver full of the fuel they will need to give it my all on Sunday. This is a new concept for me considering bodybuilding competitions require complete carb withdrawal until the last day! I ate the bulk of my carbs after my weights session since my muscles are more inclined to store fuel after a workout.

My sister-in-law, Tammy (the Ironman... er, woman) will be racing with my daughter and me this weekend… although she is doing the full tri. She has given me this tried-and-true list to get prepared for the weekend. Thanks Tammy! You’ve helped me so much these past few months. I couldn’t have done it without you.

Athletic pants and a sweatshirt/jacket for over tri outfit in the morning along with socks and flip flops.

For the Swim:
Old towels - one bath size, one hand size
Swimsuit or tri outfit
Anti-fog solution

For the Cycle:
Extra bike jersey

Bike shoes
Bike gloves
Water bottle or camelback for hydration

For the Run:
Running shoes
Race belt (if you have one - if not it's not necessary)
Hat/visor/or sunglasses if you like to run with these

For Nutrition:

Pack a second bag with a change of clothing for after the race. Throw in an extra beach towel in this bag for sitting on the grass during the award presentation.

What’s in your tri bag? Any other tips for the big day?

I’ll be wearing my Eat-Clean Diet jersey during the cycle & I will be carrying your words of encouragement with me with each mile I race.

See you at the finish line!



Anonymous said...

Good Luck, Tosca!! Have fun and remember that your Eat Clean team/family is cheering you on from around the world. :) ---Lauren

Anonymous said...

Hey Tosca! Good luck on Sunday! I've done a couple of the Danskin sprint tris and your supply list looks good!
As a Windsor clean eater, I am planning to volunteer at the race and hopefully have an opportunity to see you race and say congratulations afterwards!
Sending you lots of positive energy!


Leanne said...

Hi Tosca - Best of luck at the Iron Goddess Triathlon !!! You are going to Rock it girl.

What have your carb loading meals looked like these past few days?


Lisa said...

Good luck on Saturday Tosca! I live 45 minutes away. I hope to see you there and cheer you on!

TheFitnessFreak said...

Good luck Tosca!! I have never done a triathlon so I can't give you any hot tips. It's just awesome that you're doing it, period. Way to go!


Anonymous said...

Good Luck! You show'em..!

Anonymous said...

so excited for you Tosca! show 'em how it's done, girlfriend! whoop!


Alexia said...

Good luck! Don't forget sunscreen!

Anonymous said...

Good luck Tosca! I'm sure you'll be amazing! :)

Anonymous said...

Good luck Tosca! Have a great time!

Anonymous said...

remember how great you go show youself !!!!

Anonymous said...

Good luck.....can't wait to read about your results!! :)

Anonymous said...

Way to go Tosca. I love your drive. Enjoy the day. Love your video's too.



andrea s said...

Good luck Tosca. This will also be my first tri and I am nervous and yet has been only a few short years ago that I weighed over 300 lbs and was very unhappy and very unhealthy...I'm on the road to amazing recovery! My awesome teenage boys will be there cheering me on, they are very proud of me! My goal us to complete this :-) best wishes to you and thanks for being my inspiration. Finish line here we come....
Andrea Spaulding

The Stivender Family said...

good luck tomorrow...can't wait to hear all about it!

Tiffany said...

You were amazing and you should be so proud of your accomplishment! It was lovely to see you and your family today!

Anonymous said...

ANdrea- It was great to meet you , we saw you & your son cross the finish line, Lisa & I teared up we were so proud of you! we all accomplished great things that day! Yeah for the Iron Goddess- The volunteers did an INREDIBLE JOB!
your friends from the Upper Pennisula, Maxx & Lisa