Most importantly, I am now 5-6 pounds lighter than I was for Ironman Cozumel. When you are little, it does not take a huge amount of weight to make a big difference.
Has there been a special diet? No, not really. I have been eating like I normally do, but I have really cut back on big or second helpings. Of course I don't drink much other than water and tea. I do have the occasional adult beverage, but most times I keep it to one. Two can put me under the table. I try to stay away from fried food as much as I can and I have upped my fruit and veggie intake.
I have my first triathlon this year in 25 days. This is my first triathlon in the W 40-44 age group. It will be an Olympic distance triathlon. I have not done one of those in a few years. I am a little nervous about it. All the jackrabbits are going to come out to play and there are some hard core women in my age group. I have a sinking feeling that I am going to place somewhere in the middle of my AG. My testing the week before last spat out a 1:34/100 yd swim pace, a 21.2 mph bike pace, and a 6:40 mile pace....all for a 6 minute effort. My real effort in a race will be WAY SLOWER.
Today was more TRX and a nifty treadmill workout of 30:30 sec. at 6:40 pace or 9 on the treadmill: and 4.5 pace for recovery at a 2% incline. 20 repeats. Now I have to find some lunch and then I have a swim workout. My coach has me doing some hard speed work right now for this Olympic race coming up. We shall see how it goes.