October 3, 2011
Welcome to Day 1 of the Kona Diaries, in which you're going to get a stark, honest and open look into the life of one of America's top fitness experts – and find out what I personally do to design my daily routine for optimum health, get my body into the best shape ever, and prepare my mind to enter the pain cave.
These articles will be designed to give you pure gold content when it comes to learning how to hack your life for optimum performance and health.
Here's how it works:
For the next 7 days, I'll be bringing you special videos and reports as I head to and arrive in Kona, Hawaii for the Ironman World Championships – the “Super Bowl” of triathlon. You'll see how I pack foods and supplements, personal care products and other needs for healthy travel, get grocery shopping tips, see the inside scoop on my recovery secrets, learn about preparing your body for an important event like Ironman, and for those of you who are curious about Kona, find out what actually happens on the Big Island in the days leading up to the race.
To start things off, in the video below, you'll find out…
…what healthy travel foods you can bring along with you…
…essential gear for travel to a triathlon…
…tools you can use to “hack the heat” during a hot race…
…nutrition supplements I personally travel with…
…and some other handy, healthy travel tips.
Video 1: In Which You Learn How To Take Apart A Bike For Travel
Video 2: In Which You Find Out About Essential Tools You Can Use To “Hack The Heat” During Hot Exercise Sessions
Video 3: In Which You See Which Nutritional Supplements To Bring Along For Healthy Travel
Video 4: In Which You See Which Healthy Travel Food to Pack
Video 5: In Which You See Exactly How To Pack For A Big Event Like Ironman Triathlon
Resources mentioned in these videos (many of these folks with support my racing efforts if you give them business, so this is a win-win)
–Ruster Sports Hen House bike case (FREE shipping on US orders with code “Ben13”)
–Energy28 or Enerprime
–Hammer Nutrition Hammer Bars, REM Caps and Race Caps – 15% discount with referral code 80244
–TriSlide body lubrication
–MuscleTrac body massage stick
–Zoot cooling sleeves and hat
If you have questions about any of this stuff, how I'll use it leading up to or during Ironman Hawaii, or certain topics you'd like to see covered in videos or posts over the next week, simply leave your comments below.
Coming tomorrow: Healthy Airplane Travel Tools & The Last 4 Weeks of Quality-Over-Quantity Training Before An Ironman Triathlon