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October 18, 2011 | Triathlon Training Blog

Seven Days of Training on My Way to ITU Worlds in Henderson, Nev. on Nov. 5 -- Day 2

Sunday, Oct. 9


5:30 a.m.: Rise and shine!






8:00 a.m: Start our 4-hour ride from Descanso up Kitchen Creek to Mount Laguna, back on Cuyamaca Lake, plus one more hour. Beautiful ride, good company—though that last hour, we all got a little quiet, which is code for “Leave me alone, I’m hurting" or "I'm ready to get off this bike.” 


After a 30-minute transition run, we’re done.

PS: This photo was taken pre-run. Hence, we’re still smiling.






My training partners here, Paul (left) and Chris (middle), also qualified for ITU Worlds and I look forward to sharing the experience with them!




1:30 p.m.—Time to restore the glycogen stores in the muscles with some quick carbs. From the experts: The pathways to restore glycogen are most active in the first hour after exercise and become progressively less active with each passing hour. Knowing that the highest nutrient uptake occurs within 30 minutes after training and my window is wide open to enjoy high glycemic foods (white breads, white rice, etc.), I’m enjoying a bagel and a banana now!


5:00 p.m: Time for a much needed massage by David Richardson, who works out of his home.

By Marion Webb
Marion Webb

Marion Webb is an ACE-certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor. Webb has worked as a longtime award-winning business journalist, covering fitness, small business, health care and biotech issues. A competitive age-group triathlete and two-time ITU Long Distance World Championship qualifier, Webb competes mostly in the Half Ironman (70.3 miles) and (140.6 miles) Ironman distances.

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