I always see everyone do this 3 Things Thursday. I was thinking of a group of 3 things I could do one on...
My triathlon survival pills
1- Immodium- OMG this stuff is the best. If you aren't taking it before big races and big training days you don't know how much better you could feel. I don't know where I originally read it but somewhere I saw someone did this as a pre race ritual like a just in case just to be sure. I started doing it last season. It has made races and when I forget to take it races have been tough! It also is great a few days before and a few days after with anxious tummy and runners tummy after.
2- Pamprin- I swear by this stuff for post hard workout. The little bit of caffiene with the pain relievers makes my muscles feel much better than just regular advil. It is a huuuuuge help. Thanks D for this tip- apparently this is a cycling trick of the trade.
3- SALT TABS!- They are my magic pills. I have had swelling issues forever! Everyone was telling me it was too much salt. BOY were they wrong! It is not enough! I can start cramping and pop a pill and in a few minutes I am feeling better. I don't have to wait to finish a whole drink or eat a whole sleeve of margarita blocks to get the effects. These things are the best! I tweek the amount based on weather heat and humidity make for me sweating more make me need more- but generally it is one tab every 45 min to an hour.