We're four days in to a 17 day training camp in Clermont Florida with 20+ QT2 Systems professional athletes. So far we've ridden 135 miles, run 25, and chalked up 18,000m in the pool. The workouts have been hard (hill repeats, 3k of pull with paddles in the pool), but what's been harder is keeping up with the required calorie intake. We figured out after day one (a 90 minute swim, a 30 minute break, and then right into a 4 hour ride/20 minute run) that in order to make it, our meals need to be as calorie dense as possible. One these big days we crave and need comfort food because our bodies are depleted and because some of the workouts make us want to cry.
In order to meet the demand, so far we've consumed a loaf of banana bread, chocolate a batch of chip cookies, a huge tray of chicken pram, a dozen eggs made with lots of butter, and several thousand other calories.
But don't worry, we won't get too carried away. Not all of our days are intense as day 1. Today we "only" swam an hour, biked 75 minutes and ran 35. Tonight's dinner will be lighter as well, we're having shrimp tacos with quinoa and black beans. --Bec