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  1. Hi friends! Currently on Round 2 and am feeling so great, but am wondering how to incorporate what I've learned into loooooong-distance training and racing. I'm registered for my 5th Ironman in September, and will ramp up training after a March full marathon. In my past training, I have relied on an all-in-one product for my bike nutrition, since biking is the bulk of my time in training and in the race. It's a powder mixed with water, so easy to carry in bike bottles and concentrate so you're not carrying 5-6 bottles on the course. It's worked fabulously for me in the past in terms of energy levels, digestion, hunger, no adverse effects, etc., I am perfectly fine doing distances like a half marathon or even full marathon with items like dates, bananas and boiled potatoes. But when it comes to an Ironman, the sheer length of time I will be on the course presents a logistical issue that is not there in other shorter races (I have been a 15-hour Ironman in the past, but could be up to 17 hours if I have a bad day). It's simply not feasible to carry a lunch box with all of the nutrition and calories I would need for a 15+ hour endurance race. What have others done in this situation? Do you consider a product with sugar "worth it" for something like this, or have you found another solution? For reference, here are the ingredients of the all-in-one product I have used in the past: MaltodextrinDextroseNatural cane sugarCitric AcidNatural Grape FlavorsSea saltPotassium chlorideMagnesium gluconateCalcium lactate gluconateWhey protein isolateL-IsoleucineL-ValineL-LeucineCaffeine
  2. Hello everyone, I am on R2D9 right now. My first round reintro got a little bit messed up due to life stuff. I decided to start another round so I could do a proper reintroduction. I just signed up for a triathlon in 12 days (R2D21). I wasn't planning on doing it; I'm training for an olympic distance later this summer, but I felt like I was ready, so what the heck, right?! Should I.... Switch to a Whole9 and do a proper reintroduction before the race? OR stay the Whole30 course and try to teach myself race-nutrition in 12 days? (I've ton a ton of reading on here already about that. Thanks, everyone, for the great info.) Thanks for any insight!
  3. Hi! I'm Chellie, and I am finishing up my second Whole30 (had a day 10 fail back in January). I've discovered that the forum is really great for my accountability, so this is my new home! I'm short on time right now, so I'll do more "bio" later. I am currently training for a half-marathon at the end of the month and two triathlons (one mini-sprint, one sprint distance) this summer. My topics here will center on food choices, carting kids to sports practices, training successes and failures, and other general life stuff. Chime in! Join the fun! I'm feeling the tiger blood and wearing a tight shirt that didn't fit 30 days ago, so help me keep it going!
  4. Hi everyone, My story is a bit long and likely not completely typical, but here are the basics: - I am 48 years old - I need to lose over 100 pounds - I used to be relatively athletic and would like to be again I am committing to the Whole 30. It will prove whether or not I am truly ready to change the rest of my life.
  5. goSonja

    6 days until Ironman!

    In two days I leave for Phoenix and in 6 days I race Ironman #11. I'm on day 7 and that's after a restart after day 4 (so kinda 11 days with one big Halloween candy snafu in the middle...hahhaha). My energy is good and my headaches are gone! This is super exciting for me. The idea of traveling to the race and eating Whole30 has gone from "scares me to death" to "I'm so going to rock this". My energy has actually been much better than expected during my training sessions. The slumps were mostly in the first 4 days, not the 4 days after the restart, those have actually been quite strong. I'm starting to feel really solid in my sessions, Ironman ready. One thing I think that has really helped is to EAT!!!! LOTS!!!! I have kept it Whole30, but I have EATEN LOTS OF FOOD. I go back for seconds on almost everything so I'm eating more than a plateful of food. Just an FYI on my experience for any other athletes out there trying to start this during a marathon or triathlon build. Ya gots to EAT!
  6. Hi Everyone, I'm on day 9 of my first whole 30 and so far so good. I am training for a sprint triathlon with a group of women and we are doing a swim and run "dress rehersal" this Saturday and then going to the coach's house for breakfast. It's a pot luck and since it's not my house I won't have access to a stove or cook top to make my usual breakfast. I know we're not suppose to "paleo-fy" things like muffins but is there any way around this? Any ideas on what to bring? Erin
  7. I'm a Crossfitter and triathlete who was in the full swing of preparing for my first Ironman, when a serious accident abruptly put a halt to my training. I am due for major shoulder surgery this Wednesday. My physical activity will be limited for quite some time and I won't be able to train for a significant amount of time. Until then my top priority in life is a full and healthy recovery. My normal eating habits are essentially built around the Whole30, so I'm eating fairly clean now. However, I'm looking for foods/supplements to increase or add into my diet that promote healing and recovery. I'm not talking about healing and easing soreness from a difficult workout, I'm talking about foods that will accelerate my body repairing and healing itself after trauma and surgery. Any tips or suggestions to share? As a professional musician and an ironman triathlete, my entire being is built around my body being healthy and functional. I've accepted that the next months will be the most challenging time of my life and will be patient. However, I am looking to do everything in my power to increase my chances of success and rate of healing. This includes tinkering with my nutrtion. Any help is ,uch appreciated!