Lauren Goss News
May 2017 

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Hello!

After a long base season, the 2017 race season is officially underway. Typically, I like racing an early season event sometime between the end of January and early March just to get things rolling and see where I am at fitness wise. However, this year, my coaches basically told me I should have 16 weeks of consistent training prior to racing. 

I kicked of my season this past weekend at the 34th annual St. Anthony's triathlon. I have always wanted to win St Anthony's as it was my first PRO non-drafting Olympic distance race in 2011. Fortunately, I was able to cross the line first and grab my first win for 2017. You can read more about that on my blog

This season I have also made some dietary changes and I am now completely plant based. I have been reading about endurance athletes (mainly trail runners) making the change so I decided to see what it is all about. So far, I am absolutely loving the lifestyle and my training, recovery, and sleep have all improved. I have partnered with Blueprint for Athletes and will have some blood test results within the week to see how my nutrient levels are looking since I made the change five months ago. 

Also new for 2017, I have partnered with MgSport. MgSport makes magnesium supplements that will keep me on track for this year. 

Finally, after driving my busted car around for almost 10 years with no AC and a duct taped bumper, I finally got a new car! I am happy to be working with Gebhardt Volkswagen here in Boulder, CO and to be driving my new VW Tiguan. 

Thank you to everyone who has continued to support me over the years and especially my family, friends, coaches, and additional sponsors including Trek, Bontrager, TYR, HOKA One One, Beet Performer, Smith, ISM, as well as supporters such as First Endurance, Normatec, and Udi's Gluten Free


Race Results
St. Anthony's Tri
1st Place
1:51:54 - fastest swim, bike, & run splits! 
"This was the strongest performance I've ever had this early in the season. Also, the effort felt pretty comfortable and I had an extra gear or two if needed. I think the 16 weeks of focused training this winter really played a big role in my performance."
"The extra training paid off from the beginning as Goss led the women with a 10:56 swim which gave her 6 seconds lead on Lindsey Jerdonek, 9 seconds on Jennifer Spieldenner, 23 seconds on Heather Lendway, 1:19 on Jillian Petersen, 1:20 on Laurel Wassner and 1:21 on Kristen Marchant of Canada. 

Goss took the race by the throat with a women's-best 1:01:02 bike split which gave her a 1:24 lead on Jerdonek and 1:34 on West. 

Goss sealed the victory with a women's best 36:37 run which brought her to the line in 1:51:54 with a 2:51 margin of victory over Jerdonek (38:07 run) and 4:35 on Spieldenner (40:09 run). Kristen Marchant of Canada advanced to 4th place with a women's 2nd-best 37:56 run which left her 24 seconds out of the podium."

~ Timothy Carlson for Slowtwitch
Race Schedule
Race
Date
Result
Time
St. Anthony's Tri
April 30
1st 1:51:54
fastest swim, bike, & run
IRONMAN 70.3 Monterrey
May 14


Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon June 11

IRONMAN 70.3 Costa Rica
June 18


Save $100 on Normatec

Save $100 on Normatec Pulse Packages with code GOSS17! You can try out Normatec at Escape to Alcatraz and other events throughout the year ( schedule here). Your body will thank you!
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I have been including beet juice in my diet since 2013. I originally started eating beets in 2012 just because I liked them and while I occasionally juiced beets, it was very messy and time consuming. In 2013 I discovered Beet Performer. It's delicious and convenient, and the inorganic nitrates are an asset to endurance athletes. It's a part of my daily breakfast and pre-race regiment. Save 20% on Beet Performer Beet Juice or Beet Juice with Passion Fruit at Amazon with code  LAUREN17
From Lauren's Kitchen
At the beginning of the year I made the decision to switch to a purely plant-based diet. I wish I had a fancy scientific reason for making the change but I don't. I read the book Toxin by Robin Cook and immediately after I never wanted to consume animal products anymore just by being exposed to what goes on behind the scenes. Anyways, I am on month 5 and I am feeling better than I ever have. I am also sleeping, training, and recovering better and feel happier all around. 

Many people question my diet and training regimen but honestly I feel like everything has improved! I just partnered with Blueprint for Athletes and in a few weeks I will post on my website some nutrient tests I had done to see the effects of the change. Also, First Endurance just came out with a new vegan meal replacement shake called EVO and I am excited to start including that into my diet as soon as it arrives in the post!

Here's a bit about what my daily nutrition and training schedule looks like:

7AM wake up: 16oz of water
BREAKFAST:
  • 2c of coffee with unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2c of rolled oats with banana, blueberries, hemp seed, flax seed, cinnamon, salt
  • 1 can of Beet Performer (save 20% on Beet Performer with code LAUREN17)
SESSION 1 example:
  • 2hr ride with some intervals
  • 4mile easy run off the bike
LUNCH:
  • 2c of kale, 1 sweet potato baked, 1/2c cooked quinoa, 1/4 avocado, carrots, hummus, hemp seeds, sprouts (this "bowl" is a go-to of mine and I prepare the quinoa and sweet potatoes on Sunday before the week so I can grab them quickly after training)
  • 1 espresso with almond milk
SESSION 2 example:
  • 4000m swim workout (~1h05)
SNACK: Some dark chocolate on the car ride home, followed at home by 2 large carrots with hummus, La Croix
DINNER:
  • Salad Bowl 2c kale sautéed with pesto, tomato, brussels sprouts, cabbage, potatoes, 1c quinoa
SNACK:  Dark chocolate, frozen mango, and 1scoop of Vega Chocolate protein blended with almond milk

SUPPLEMENTS: 1 MgSport capsule, 4 First Endurance Multi-V PRO tablets, 1 BioAstin capsule, 1 Vit C capsule, DoTerra Daily Vitality capsules

Sponsors
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