#1 on the getting to Ironman Arizona list is "Stay injury free". In an effort to ward off any injuries I am practicing hot yoga. Let me clarify this is not Bikram Yoga but Hot Hatha Yoga. I have done both and while I enjoy Bikram the room is even hotter and sadly there is not a studio near me. I practice at Sun Touch Yoga just a few miles from my home.
From their website "Hot Hatha is a 75 minute class offered in a 96 degree infrared heated room. Designed to relieve stress, balance and strengthen the glandular system, circulation, digestion and nervous system, reshape muscles, tendons and posture. Fresh blood is brought to areas not normally affected and the whole body becomes supple and fit! Detox and feel renewed! Move your body, free your mind!"
There is much discussion in the triathlon community whether anything other than swimming, biking and running is good for tri training. I am always surprised by the folks who think anything other than SBR is a waste of time. When someone asks about fatigue on the bike the answer is often "bike more" as if taking the time to strengthen your upper body and core is not an option.
Dragging my sleepy tuhkus out of bed at 5:00am is not easy but getting into that hot room, seeing my friend's smiling face and Pushing my body to places it wasn't able to go to before while getting a serious sweat on is good for ME