26 May 2020

Jodie Stimpson’s triathlon diary – day 1

July 20, 2009

Triathlete Jodie Stimspon kept a training diary in the run up to the Nokia Windsor Triathlon, where she took gold and smashed the course record in the process. Throughout this week she shares it with Sportsister – read on for part 1.

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Monday 8th June 2009

It’s the day after the Blenheim Triathlon, where I had a great but hard race – which means focusing on recovery is top priority. I started the day with a 90 minute recovery swim in the morning which was very easy, just cruising and stretching my stroke out. Then I had to go into work straight after my swim.

I work at Oldbury College Of Sport two days a week in the school’s great Vocational and PE department. Work are great, and very supportive by giving me time off for racing and I really couldn’t do what I’m doing without their backing.

During my lunch break I did a 30 minute easy run. My legs didn’t want to do it but afterwards I had a really good stretch and my legs loosened off.

After work around 4.00pm I went out on a bike ride, which was a good enjoyable ride as the weather was nice. I was still feeling quite tired from the race and just spent the rest of the evening relaxing watching TV and recovering.

Food Diary

Breakfast: Before swimming – Powerbar bar

Breakfast: After training- Porridge made with skimmed milk with a little sugar & ½ Galia melon

Snack: Mixed berries of blueberries, strawberries and raspberries with a yoghurt

Lunch: Ham sandwich on brown bread with light salad cream

After cycling: A few crab sticks

Tea: Lean pork chop with loads of salad and a small jacket potato

Look out for part two of Jodie’s diary on Sportsister tomorrow

Jodie Stimpson, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

Related links:

www.jodiestimpson.co.uk – take a look at Jodie’s own website

www.humanrace.co.uk/ – for more details on Windsor triathlon

More triathlon features on Sportsister:

Hollie Avil’s triathlon blog

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