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Triathlon Nutrition Strategy I Had No Idea About For Ironman Campeche 70.3

– Holy buck futter. (whooshing) That’s Squid. (whooshing) Where else would you get your salt? (whooshing) Mornin’, trainiacs. It is brutal cold outside
this morning in Winnipeg. I think it’s minus 21 Celsius. And we have our last weekend run. It’s only about eight miles, like 13 kilometers, but I’m not a fan of winter
still being here, spring. But I got up early so I’m gonna get a jump on editing the vlog. I’m gonna tell you all how to edit a vlog like Triathlon Taren. Number one, get yourself some toast with peanut butter and honey. Number two, fix yo’self a delicious coffee. We only have normal mugs at home. Number three, open up your
amazingly overpriced new MacBook. Number four, insert the
amazingly overpriced, however, extremely useful, Glyph SSD RAID-0 external hard drive. These things are the bomb. What number am I on, five? I think five. Put up your hoodie. Number six, get a
Triathlon Taren Is Working scowl on his face. I, I can’t control it. I’m not angry, I don’t mean to be. And proceed to edit said vlog. (ambient music) Alright, run time in 30 minutes. I gotta get ready and get to Pat’s. And later, my buddy Super Dave, who you might know from previous vlogs talking his shrunken kiwi. Dave, what do you gotta say about today? – Uh, kiwi’s a little tight, but– – The kiwi’s a little tight? Gave me a really good tip yesterday about what I’m gonna
start doing with water to get ready for Ironman
Campeche, like right now. I’m gonna talk about that later. You don’t get to watch me change, sickos. Just about ready. Get some gloves and we go. Holy buck futter, it’s cold out. This is the opposite of heat training. (exhales) Fresh. Any lifelong Winnipegger will tell you that as soon as winter hits,
we basically spend our time driving around swearing. Just the toughest ones here today. (ambient music) – Okay, now–
– Have no fear, Squidman is here.
– Okay, now I– – Come introduce yourself, Squid. Get in right close. That’s Squid, world’s best Sherpa. World’s best aquatic Sherpa. Do you have any squid jokes? – Uh, um. – What do squids eat? – Um. I know that I don’t like dolphins because dolphins eat me. – No dolphins, lots of pizza? – Sure.
– Okay. – I want a cookie. And cookies. – And cookies. Good call. Okay, go ‘head, Squid. (splashing) (grinding) (clinking) I am in flavor country. So while the curling is, at
the moment, wind delayed, no, I’m not talking to you, I’m talking to the camera. I know, not you, trainiacs. They’re so nice to you. Why are you mean to them? Anyway, while the curling is wind delayed and today’s vlog from yesterday’s training is uploading to YouTube,
I wanna talk about something that my buddy,
Super Dave Lipson told me that has got me working on
getting my hydration levels up before Ironman Campeche. He said that basically every single day, even as far out as right
now, we are eight days out, I should be bringing up my water levels, not for the sake of
hydrating so that my body has more water to access during the race, but for the sake of,
when I get to Campeche and it’s super hot and all of a sudden, my body is sweating more and
we’re outside being active and it’s trying to
sweat as much as it can, what I need to be able to do is have my, basically my base level
of water up a fair bit so that I can hydrate more there and hold that hydration
and not just pee it out. Because if I went into
Campeche and I was like, alright, now that I’m two days out, it’s really hot here,
I’m gonna start drinking a lot of water and hydrating because it’s such a drastic shift, my body is just gonna pee a lot of it out, and in particular, it’s gonna pee out a lot of the electrolytes. So what we’re doing right
now, eight days out, is hydrating maybe, say 20%
more than I typically would. But it isn’t just straight water because if you do just straight water, you can risk stripping
out your electrolytes. So what we do is have our filtered water, put a little bit of, what is this? Sea salt, sea salt? It’s pink. What’s the difference between
pink salt and regular salt? Okay, it’s from the sea. A little bit of that in. – Himalayan salt. – It’s Himalayan salt. Where else would you get your salt? Himalayan pink salt. That, yes, that’s the salty. – Minerals and trace elements. – It’s got minerals and trace elements. Anything else? That is all. Now also what we do is, you
know when you go to a restaurant and you get a lemon in your water? That’s a very big, important thing. We stockpile the suckers. You want lemon in your water because if you’ve heard of
a lot of the vegan thoughts of your body being either
alkaline or acidic, things like meat, dairy,
make your body acidic and it inhibits your body’s
ability to repair itself. Alkaline, which occurs in your body more from green leafy vegetables, and a really good way to
make your body alkaline is to have lemon water, is more a restorative state of your body. So when you have water, put a little bit of electrolyte salt in it and put a little bit of lemon in it. It’ll encourage your body to be in a more regenerative
state to repair itself and it’ll keep your electrolyte
levels a little bit higher. As you start getting towards a race where it’s particularly hot, increase that a fair bit more so that, by the time you get to the race and then you really start
bringing up your hydration levels in the day or two before that race, you’re not just gonna pee it all out and flush out all your electrolytes. How’s that for smart today? Last little bit of fun news is that, remember a few weeks ago when
I chatted with Brett Blankner on his Zen and the Art
of Triathlon podcast? It’s up. Best workout today and
here’s in triathlon, so I kinda plan out a morning. I’m not really strict, I’m just planning. If you wanna check that out, I’ll link it in the description below. That’s it. I think Kim is watching
reruns of The Bachelor. She loves The Bachelor. I do not. Bye, trainiacs. (ambient music)

Randall Smitham



  1. Bucketlist Fit Running Posted on March 12, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    I'll try that lemon tip. Oh, you're almost at 10000, congrats!

  2. Pietro Sbisà Posted on March 12, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    Sticky PB fingers and new MAC. That's great combination. You can substitute lemon with apple cider vinegar. Drink a whole glass first thing in the morning.

  3. NYA Fitness Posted on March 12, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    My mac was ridiculously overpriced and it was used LOL

  4. boollyboolly Posted on March 12, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    could you do a vlog about why you chose campeche?

  5. Dana-Leigh Formon Posted on March 12, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    Also has friends who watch the Bachelor. Also don't understand the big deal with the Bachelor.

    I feel ya, bro…

  6. Don Belisle Posted on March 12, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Holy buck futter! One great video!

  7. themagicmatt Posted on March 12, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    Lemons are acidic…they're full of citric acid…

  8. BBarnes Posted on March 12, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    Wait a minute. Put the needle back. Aren't lemons and oranges and citrus in general ACIDIC rather than alkali?

  9. zoki999 Posted on March 12, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    did a 3 hour bike ride and listened to Zen's podcast with you. nice to have some other voices beside my own in my head on the ride 🙂 keep up the good work!

  10. Michel Lokhorst Posted on March 12, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    Hi Taren, I just bonked horribly on the run leg during a 70.3 .. think it may have been heat and food related (threw up and had to use the toilet multiple times. I had a coach help me prepare but he relatively passive just giving training schedules but not analyzing or adjusting for me.. what's the best way to find a good coach..from Asia I'd just want to say thank you for your videos ..

  11. giff74 Posted on March 13, 2017 at 12:14 am

    I'm just getting back into training seriously, but even though it's hardly hot in Ohio now I always struggle with hydration. It's constantly one of my pitfalls. How much water do you drink normally during your training cycle? If you weren't a vegan would you substitute something like Powerade? I get really tired of drinking water. I think it's one of the reasons I don't hydrate enough.

  12. hazeej Posted on March 13, 2017 at 2:51 am

    Thanks for the great tips on hydration! My water intake increased as my tiny tri training did, but I was frustrated because I felt like I was peeing it right back out. Finally, 6 days out, my body seems to be retaining the water. Saturday here will reach a high of 35C, but the morning should only be in the high teens.

  13. Sebastian Alexandru Necula Posted on March 13, 2017 at 8:30 am

    Just a few more days until your race. Good luck.
    When will you travel (as in how many days before the Sunday race)? Do you expect any traveling soreness and how will it affect your times? I don't think you mentioned how long your flight will be. (maybe Pat knew what he was doing with his long training session after the NY – home travel :D)

  14. mercury15316 Posted on March 13, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Hi! Isn't the opposite of alcaline acidic? As in Ph-scale. And lemons are highly acidic. You propably should google some of this stuff. PS. Lemons add great taste!

  15. c ricohermoso Posted on March 13, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    i listened to your interview with Coach Brett in Zen Triathlon Podcast and I liked the lengthy interview, especially behind the scenes with Triathlon Taren and the meditation stuff. Good stuff Taren, keep it up!

  16. Just Me Posted on March 15, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    Do you look at the race you are doing and see what they are using on the course, such as what make of gels, foods, drinks or do you just take your own for every race and stick to 1 or 2 brands ?

  17. Mike Warren Posted on April 6, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    Totally off topic, what is the P05T stickers on the back of your phone and computer?

  18. Tim Fenner Posted on August 8, 2017 at 8:32 am

    Um, NO! If your body became more acidic or alkaline you would need serious medical attention. Lemons have great properties like being high in vitamin C, but can not change your PH levels.

  19. sharkdom Posted on December 29, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    Lol – Lemons are like the most acidic thing on the planet

  20. Jamie English Posted on October 2, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    I know this is an old video… (I've been binge watching your videos), but I was wondering what clothing you go with for cold weather running? I live in Oklahoma, where it doesn't get as cold as Winnipeg, but when it does, I become a bit of a sissy. Just wondering what's a good brand of pants/trousers, jackets, etc to go with?

  21. Maralien Orantes Posted on October 18, 2018 at 12:44 am

    I love the Bachlor too almost more than tri life. : /