Today I raced the Ironman 70.3 Vineman Triathlon. It was a beautiful day in Sonoma County to be racing!!! For those folks following this blog to discover more about the 21 day RESTART sugar detox and what types of food you can be exploring, this is not the day to look at. As a matter of fact, the last 3 days have included modifications to get my body ready for today. But for those of you reading this that are wondering what a food plan would look like for a 1/2 Ironman distance triathlon (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and 13.1 mile run), here it is.
Breakfast, 3 hours before race start= 1/2 cup coconut milk, 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut water, 1T raw cocoa, 1 banana, and ice. 8oz water with lemon and sea salt.
1 hour before race start= 1 VESPA CV25
:15 before race start= 1 VESPA Junior, 2 salt tablets and 8oz water
Race swim starts at 7:48am
In transition 1= VESPA Junior
On the 56 mile bike= 400 calories of homemade Freedom Fuel (1/2 c fresh squeezed orange juice, 1/2t sea salt, 3T organic brown rice syrup, 2 scoops of Skratch hydration mix) and 6 salt tablets spread out equally throughout the course + water.
In transition 2= VESPA Junior
On the 13.1 mile run= 1 package of Hiney Stinger gummies and 6 salt tablets + water every mile.
The race took me 5 hours and 17 minutes to finish. Within 1 hour of finishing, I drank 1 serving of Ultragen with water over ice.
Later in the day, I visited with friends in the athlete recovery area and ate 2 chicken breasts wrapped in lettuce with mustard, 5 strawberries and a slice of watermelon + more water.
Dinner was back at Pub Republic in Petaluma where I split charcuterie platter with my husband and had seafood paella for my main meal. All with more water.
At the end of the dinner, I had a cup of decaf coffee (black) before heading baxk to the hotel and off to bed.
Tiana Rockwell is a certified nutritional therapist, avid endurance athlete and dark chocolate lover. She believes that by eating REAL food, we can balance our body and reach optimal health and wellness!