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Race Day Ready

Ensure you are fueling properly to feel and perform your best at your next race

Imagine this: 

  • You only have a few more kilometres to run to the finish line, and all of a sudden, you just feel absolutely drained, with no energy in the tank

  • So you stop at the next aid station and choke down a super sweet, thick gel that you've never tried before

  • But it makes you feel a little nauseous, yet you push on, willing that gel to give you some energy

  • But you are starting to feel more crappy and your pace is slowing

  • And you have nothing left to eat or drink, you've already passed that last aid station. You mentally yell at yourself for not grabbing more than that gel

  • So you just push through, one step at a time, feeling mentally exhausted and physically exhausted 

  • And as you cross the finish line, you shake your head: "I screwed up my nutrition again. I think I could have finished stronger if I had had a better plan and execution"

Has this happened to you before?

This has happened to me. In my early years of triathlon, I had no idea what I was doing when it came to race day. I just "winged it". I stopped at aid stations when I felt like I needed it. And I brought with me some nutrition (gels and sports drinks), but it either wasn't enough or it was making me nauseous so I would stop taking it. Either way, I was struggling with low energy levels and nausea during most of my races. Which is not fun. 

This happened to me even during a championship race! I qualified to represent Team Canada in 2014. I remember taking a gel immediately before the swim and it made me nauseous. I remember coming out of the water, and wanting to throw up on the way to T1. I remember telling myself to "keep it in" because my family was watching. 

And I was so exhausted here, this was right before the blue carpet finish chute. I was so happy that the race was almost done because I was drained of energy. 

Read more of my story here.

Improper planning and execution of a nutrition plan is the number 1 reason athletes suffer on race day - let's avoid that

Most of my athletes see improved race day results after creating and dialing in their race day nutrition: 

  • Eating enough carbs in the 2-4 days before 

  • Adequate night-before supper and day-of breakfast

  • Creating their race day fueling plan based on their expected goals, pace, and the course profile 

  • Executing that fueling plan 

  • Re-evaluating that plan after the race and making notes on if and how to change for the next race 

And I'll show you how

Race Day Ready

Two 1:1 zoom calls, one before and one after your race: 

  • Before your race, we will go over what to eat and how much:  

    • In the days before

    • The night before​

    • The morning of

    • During your race - including what to go in your special needs bag, the timing of when to eat according to the course map 

    • After your race 

  • After your race, we debrief your race, including what went well and what was challenging, and discuss what could be changed for the next race 

Frequently Asked Questions

How is Race Day Ready different than 1-on-1 nutrition coaching? 

Race Day Ready is only two zoom calls, where we will only discuss nutrition in relation to your upcoming race. 1-on-1 nutrition coaching dives deeper into your habits, lifestyle, and nutrition issues. 1-on-1 coaching is needed for those who want individualized support (not a group), are experiencing stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, or follow a specialized diet. If you are experiencing any of those listed or have another nutritional issue, you may need more support and feedback. Read more about 1-on-1 coaching here. ​

What is your refund policy?

As there are limited spots available and you are reserving your spot with your payment, there are no refunds for this service. 

I have another question that was not answered here

Contact Jessica to ask your questions. I want you to be informed as much as possible to know if Race Day Ready is right for you. 

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