Push Hard Multisport News for 04-27-2018

3 Reasons I’m Training for a Triathlon

First you swim 1.5km. Keep in mind the last time I had had swimming lessons was when I was 6. During our honeymoon, Florian and I realized how much we loved being outdoors. This dude runs ultra-marathons up mountains and all that kind of kooky stuff. I confided that I wanted to love running like real runners do, but unfortunately I really, really, really HATED it. He told me something no other runner had ever said: Nobody runs because they like running while they do it. My love affair with exercise could begin because when I hated it, I finally understood that was normal and I was supposed and I was just supposed to suck it up and enjoy later. Just as I was discovering I liked to do some exercise outdoors, in came Patrick the triathlon coach who convinced me and Marina that, with a little training, we could definitely cross that finish line! It didn’t hurt that Patrick taught us to swim and gave us an entire training plan to make it a realistic goal. When Marina and I agreed to train together, even though we live halfway across the world, I loved the idea of being closer to one of my best friends and sharing something together. As if that wasn’t international enough, we asked our friend Stephanie, who regularly competes in tris and currently lives in Tokyo, to motivate us and join our worldwide training! California to Holland to Switzerland to Japan. I’m sorta scared and overwhelmed with the training in the months ahead, but at the same time exhilarated and totally pumped.

Keywords: [“run”,”love”,”train”]
Source: https://therealhousewifeofzurich.wordpress.com/2012/10/22/3…

THEY ARE OUT!! Many thanks to all the competitors that took part in yesterdays Strategic Financial Planning qualifying event. Sorry that the results took time , but with the electronic timing missing a significant amount of tag reads,we wanted to refer to the manual timing records and the video to make sure that the results were correct. At yesterdays presentations there were some mistakes and significant ones at that. To the place getters in the categories where …we made a error, please accept our apologies, and we will be in touch and ensure a medal is sent to you shortly. Thanks to the 170 entrants that came from interstate, we really appreciate your attendance for what was largely a great event put on by a committee of 11 all working at varying levels, in their spare time, and some great volunteers on the day, including our Tech Team. Special thanks to the Hobart Airport for their support in allowing us to use their road, and in addition being proactive in both fixing up some last minute road issues and also in sweeping the road surface as well. Clarence City Council also need special mention for the road works that they did in preparation for Saturday’s event, and Derwent Storm Dragon Boat club were also key in the day’s success. Last but not least the man on the mic, Terry Moore from All Aerobics Fitness. Interstate competitors, please come back and visit the state again, and we wish everyone looking for Australian representation the very best in achieving your goals.

Keywords: [“road”,”time”,”event”]
Source: https://www.facebook.com/Triathlonsouth/posts

My Half Ironman Triathlon Training Plan

Today officially kicks off my triathlon season and the first day of my 20-week triathlon training plan for the Beach2Battleship Half Ironman. This year, I’m using one of the advanced triathlon training plans in Triathlete Magazine’s Essential Week-by-Week Training Guide by Matt Fitzgerald. I’ve heard so many great things about this triathlon training plan, and I’m excited to start the journey to my second 70.3! What I really like about this book is that it has 40 different triathlon training plans for different distances and ability levels. For each race distance, there are plans for levels 1-10 – 1 being your first race and 10 being for people who expect to be on the podium and are willing to train as if that is the only thing they have going on in their lives. There are 3 phases of each triathlon training plan – base, build and peak – to ensure you are increasing volume and intensity at a healthy rate. Tune-up races are recommended during the training cycle to provide a solid workout where you will push yourself harder than you might in training, to provide experience with transitions, fueling, nutrition, etc. To reward you for all your hard work and training. This past weekend, I went to an open water swim clinic which was a great way to kick off my first week of official training. Each Monday for the next 20 weeks, I’ll be sharing with you the details of each week’s training cycle to show you the kinds of workouts I’m doing, where I’m feeling good and where I’m struggling.

Keywords: [“train”,”week”,”triathlon”]
Source: http://www.runladylike.com/2013/06/10/my-b2b-triathlon-training-plan

Quick Meals for Busy Triathletes »

There comes a time in the life of a busy multi-sport athlete, and especially the Ironman triathlete, when you must eat, it must be a complete meal, and it must be quick. Each meal includes a complete blend of protein and carbohydate for recovery and energy needs, and while it may be no filet mignon, it will fulfill the physiological needs of the busy multi-sport athlete. When it is finished, stir in a small handful of feta cheese, a tablespoon of olive oil, a handful of raisins, a handful of almonds, and parsley/salt/pepper to taste. Put the bread on the pan and put the turkey on the bread. While all that grills to a nice toasty texture, slice one avocado and have it ready to slap on the sandwich and pack away or eat immediately. Put a handful of broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and spinach into a pot. In a blender or food processor, blend 1 chopped zucchini, a handful of sliced red onion, a handful of whole wheat pancake mix, 1 egg, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and 1 handful parmesan cheese. I cover one handful of walnuts with honey and cinnamon. Big Chef Salad. While 1-2 eggs are boiling, mix onto a bowl or plate two handfuls mixed greens, 2 sliced vegetables of choice, 1 handful raisins, 1 handful walnuts, and a small drizzling of olive oil and vinaigrette. To one bowl of raw oats, I add 1 tablespoon almond butter, 1 tablespoon yogurt, 1 sliced banana, 1 egg and 1 sprinkling of cinnamon. Add 1 tablespoon peanut butter and 1 tablespoon dark chocolate pieces or cocoa mix.

Keywords: [“handful”,”tablespoon”,”slice”]
Source: http://www.trifuel.com/…/health-nutrition/quick-meals-for-busy-triathletes

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