Alcohol and Ironman training

What does everyone do?

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TheEngineer    pirate
30/04/2013 at 15:41

It's usually fine as long as you don't p*ss on your shoes. 

15/05/2013 at 08:24

I've qualified for two Kona IM. I train hard and try to stop drinking for each prep. However, I find that sometimes that it all gets a bit too much and a good slug of booze is all you need to feel relatively normal again. A little bit won't hurt and will make you feel heaps better - which makes training much more fun and easier. I think alcohol and training can be a problem when you drink without properly rehydrating or if it affects your sleep (low dose alcohol is a neuro -stimulant, high dose alcohol is a depressant - which is why when you drink a lot you 'crash out' but later on wake during the night as it is gradually metabolised and the concentration in your blood graudally decreases)

17/05/2013 at 13:02

I try not to drink beer while on the bike as it's too fizzy and makes me belch.  Swimming and running are fine. 

Dustboy    pirate
17/05/2013 at 14:42

Kanga at the bar in Nice was very funny indeed. All a bit hazy but I thiink it was something to do with cricket, That or Doozer's rear hanger. Dunno.

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