This week for Fitness Friday we have Melia Tyndall. Melia is a member of the SKECHERS Race Team and the first person to win a race while wearing the SKECHERS GOrun shoes. This past weekend, Melia won 1st place out of 1600 participants in the Rambling Rose Triathalon in Charlotte, NC. Melia has competed in 21 triatholons this year and has four more to go this season.
Here are Melia’s Tips:
Tip #1: Get your day started off right with a nice run or a brisk walk to get your blood flowing! It doesn’t matter if you are preparing for a race or just out for your daily exercise, either way it will make you feel better.
Tip #2 : Never try new foods on race day or even the night before. Make sure you prepare your body for the race by getting the right intake of carbs, protein, etc. Always remember to hydrate and know that you cannot get all the nutrients you need unless you plan well in advance.
Tip #3 : Staying in the gym year-round can improve your strength and keep you in shape even during the off-season. While weight lifting can really help in training for triathlons, during tri season you should lighten up on the weights and focus on more on reps. Remember, it is not how much weight you lift, but how you lift the weight. Stay in control of the weight, don’t let it control you. Focus on proper form and lift the weight slowly. You will get better results that way.