During triathlon training, especially during Ironman training, it is very important to prepare yourselves for your long day of trainings. You have to think your body as your engine aka “motor”. During your training you have been spending time on your feet; which leads into increasing aerobic capacity by building muscles enzymes, capillaries that deliver blood to muscles and mitochondria (motor of the cell). Long runs are the benchmark and confident booster of your training. Therefore, it is always good to have a routine leading into your run.
Wake up two hours prior, have some oatmeal with one tsp of peanut butter or almond butter. Consume 15 – 20 oz of water with electrolytes. Make sure you go to the bathroom.
20 min before
Go through your mental checklist, such as:
Start of the run
Foam Roll and Stretch