This week, I'm at a triathlon training camp in Kona, Hawaii.
We'll be training all week, and then finishing off the week with the Hawaii 70.3 triathlon, where I'll be attempting to qualify for Ironman Hawaii.
What will the training week look like leading up to the race?
Let's just say it's not a “typical” easy race week:
Monday, Day 1 – We’re riding the entire Ironman Hawaii bike course, and then some – about 120 miles. There will be a run off the bike and we'll be going for a short ocean swim as well.
Tuesday, Day 2 – We head the opposite direction towards ocean view – with a bike ride of about 150km. There will also be a swim and run in the afternoon.
Wednesday, Day 3 – We'll head out on the hot Hawaii highway again and ride another 120km, following up with a run into the famous “energy lab”.
Thursday, Day 4 – 50K ride, followed by a mini triathlon and an open water swim session.
Friday, Day 5 – Another shorter bike loop, with a pre-race swim and run.
Saturday, Day 6 – Race day: Hawaii 70.3 triathlon – 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.2 mile run.
It should go without saying that a smart nutrition, hydration and recovery plan is paramount when you're staring down the face of a week like this and still trying to go extremely fast and qualify for Ironman Hawaii at the end of the week.
Curious about how I going to pull it off?
Good news: I'm actually going to answer all your nutrition, hydration and recovery questions (and anything else you want to know about triathlon training in Hawaii) in several live video hangouts on Google+ this week!
So whether you're trying to become a better triathlete, learn how to workout harder and recover faster, set some new Crossfit personal records, or achieve any other high performance goal, this video series will be just the thing for you.
To participate in the free live video Q&A, simply:
2) Check your email each day, as due to the nature of an intensive training week, I will not know when I'll be live video broadcasting until a few hours before my broadcast…but when I post the time to Google+, you'll get a notice to your e-mail.
3) Visit this page to ask your questions at the set time (I'll have the Google+ live video hangout embedded here) or, if you can't make it, watch the recording after we finish (I'll make all the recordings available here on this post, and on YouTube).
So if you can't make it to the live video (which I completely understand, based on the time zone issues), just leave your question about nutrition, hydration or recovery in the comments section below, and I'll answer on the video!
P.S. If you like this kind of information, you should watch the “Kona Diaries” video series from last year, which includes: