With the heat wave we have been going through, training had been a “challenge” to put it mildly. Like many of you out there, I have been focusing on how to adjust my training paces, and properly hydrate for the heat. The other night after a frustratingly hot swim, I came home hungrier than usual. Normally when I get out of the water, I am not very hungry; even after swims of an hour or more. The other nigh, however, I couldn’t get the cookies and sugary goodness in my face fast enough. This got me thinking: with all the discussion around how to hydrate for heat, can we benefit by changing how we eat in the heat?
So I turned to the good ‘ole interwebs to ask the question: What do I need to eat for heat training?
The first full week of half ironman training is in the bag, and I survived handsomely. I closed out this week with a few lessons, both good and bad, to carry forward in my training.
We all know that feeling; a knot deep in your stomach. A little queasiness accompanied by shaking knees. The feeling you might loose your lunch all over the expensive, antique rug in your office. That’s how I felt yesterday as I sat staring at my computer screen.
More than once I have been told that I have a “little spark of crazy”. This weekend Crazy came out to play.
At a fundraiser last night I spent over an hour talking with a man who is an executive coach. Basically, he works with the executive team at companies who are trying to make a change in their culture and business. One of his poignant comments stuck in my head the rest of the evening.
He said “any change begins with a shift in your mind.” Continue reading