As you may recall, I had nutrition troubles at IRONMAN Wisconsin 2011. These troubles have lead me to practice a variety of different nutrition options.
I am thankful that Erin has referred me to Osmo Nutrition. I decided to try Osmo for Women after doing some research, reading some reviews from other athletes and asking a friend/nutritionist his valued opinion.
The longest workout I’ve had so far this year was Saturday’s 4 hour brick…20 min run, 3:10 bike, 30 min run. Osmo nutrition has been my go to for hydration during my bike and run workouts since late February. When I have long or taxing workouts, I use the preload before my workout (both the night before and the morning of) and the active hydration during the workout. I have not used the recovery formula due to the caffeine…my body is SUPER sensitive to caffeine and doesn’t respond well to it.
During Saturday’s 4 hour brick workout, I noticed the following:
- It was 84F and humid during the last run portion.
- It was mostly sunny for the duration of the workout.
- There were strong winds from the SSW at 20+ mph.
- While on the bike, I consumed 4 bottles of water, 1 bottle of Osmo Active Hydration (3 scoops), 2 Kind granola bars, 2 packages of Honey Stinger Chews.
- On the 2nd run, I got very hungry. Next time I need to take in calories closer to the run while on the bike.
- I sweat out a LOT of salt…my blue Coeur tri kit was covered in white salt when I was done working out.
- I was not dehydrated or hyponatremic at any point during the workout or post workout. 🙂
So far, I am a HUGE fan of Osmo Nutrition and I am definitely looking forward to testing it during races and longer workouts as this summer progresses…the heat and humidity in central Iowa will be the true test 😉
Week #14 Totals:
Swim: 4500 yards
Bike: 79.1 miles
Run: 34.5 miles
Strength Training: 2 hours & 15 minutes
Hot Yoga: 1 hour
Week #14 in the green 😉