I am a Latina Triathlete training for Ironman Arizona. As you can imagine I dedicate a huge amount of time and effort to training for this event. My training currently looks a little something like this…
117 more days till the BIG day; 2.4-mile swim | 114-mile bike | 26.2 run — back to back to back!
My training is vigours and my meals are carefully planned in order to FUEL each training session. When it comes to endurance training, healthy carbs and fats are a MUST! I’ve put in a great amount of time and research on the role food plays in performance, energy, endurance, and recovery. The result is a predominantly vegan diet. Trust me on this.
How does a Latina Triathlete eat?
Here’s a sneak peek into my high [healthy] carb/healthy fat, IronWOman in Training meals.
This meal plan + clean performance supplementation has made such a major difference in my training & recovery. Eating at about 98% vegan is working incredibly well for my body. It’s amazing what a few tweaks in nutrition do for your energy, endurance, and stamina. I don’t always eat like this, I align my diet ( in the sense of what and how I eat) to my goals. Vegan-ish works best while I’m triathlon training.
6 Clean Eating Rules I follow during training
- Clean, high-performance supplementation.
- Eat Nutrient-dense foods…aka quality over quantity
- Drink water, water, and MORE water!
- Go for plant-based protein.
- As little gluten and wheat as possible.
- No alcohol, no dairy, no processed sugar.
How to eat like a Latina Triathlete. Here’s the breakdown…
Meal 3: Green Quinoa & Black Beans Wrap
Whether you are a triathlete or not, vegan or not. Giving any one of these recipes a try will guarantee a nutrient-dense meal. If I could bottle up the energy levels, stamina, great mood and mental clarity this meal plan creates, it’d be worth millions. Trust me on this.
Once you’ve had a chance to try a recipe, I’d love to know: How did it go? Did you like it? Was it surprisingly satiating?
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