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Re: This is really fun

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:18 am
by lobsteriffic
yay for a fun ride! Do you like the Clif blocks? I can't stand gels, but I haven't tried the blocks. The gels remind me of that gross fluroide stuff they put in those teeth forms at the dentist and then you have to sit there drooling all over yourself.

Re: This is really fun

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:22 pm
by MaryStella
I skipped the sufferasana as well last nite!

hey lobster - i prefer the gels to the blocks because you really have to chew the blocks. but i know a lot of people that prefer the taste and the texture of the blocks much more. To me they are too much work and taste too much like candy. but i say give them a shot if you dont like gels.

Re: This is really fun

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:53 am
by vivalasvegans
OK Mary, sufferasana tomorrow?

I like cliff blocks ok. I agree with Mary, they're like gummy candy, and most of the time I dont want to chew them if I'm in the middle of something intense. I do like the taste of them but I like them a lot less since I barfed some up one time. I love hammer gel the most. It tastes super good to me when I really need it. I also like the way the packets are shaped for easy mouth ripping on the bike in a hurry. The other thing you could do is get a flask and put some in and water it down to your taste, or make your own. Or you could put a tablespoon or so of it into a water bottle. But if you're gonna do that you might as well use a drink mix, right?

2/8

usual wednesday ride, but i got DUMPED on by rain and the headwinds came back for a spell during it. WHAT A RIDE. I started doing some HIIT which felt good. But for the rest of the day my whole body was on the verge of cramping up, until finally once i settled down at night, a crazy intense cramp in my right adductor. I couldnt walk or move. So either my electrolytes are off or I need more calcium or both.

coffee
1/4 c oatmeal/hemp/raisins
1/4 c oatmeal/raisins, celery, lunabar, protein/water
a few jellybeans, 3 bites fruit leather
tamale, brussels sprouts, yeast, 2 veg patties, raisins
tamarind popsicle, chia/protein/5 raisins

Re: This is really fun

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:24 am
by vivalasvegans
2/9

5k run
commute

crazy busy stressful day. only had time for a short run, but it was with the german shorthair pointer, which meant i had to run like a freakin ferrari at top speed. but i also had to keep stopping to adjust my ipod and the leash. super fun!

coffee, 1/2 cup oatmeal/raisins/hemp
tofu/celery/yeast/mustard, pita bread
coffee
spinach, 2 veg patties, 3 papadums
chia/protein/5 raisins

Re: This is really fun

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:52 am
by vivalasvegans
2/10:

sucky day, got away from me. ended up getting on the trainer late in the evening

1525 calories

90 min trainer ride, pretty chill with 5 lb 4x30 bi curls and 5x5x20 jumps

Re: This is really fun

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:20 pm
by vivalasvegans
2/11

47 mile ride
had 2 good shots of hammer gel on the road with no problem but it wasnt very cold. right leg wanted to cramp up later in the day but it didn't. i also ate a few super salty pretzels... not sure if that had anything to do with it, i only ate a 1/4 cup of dry oatmeal with a few raisins before going out. ate a lot of veggies and rice for dinner, plus some almond thingys, a cookie, and part of a margarita.

Re: This is really fun

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:24 am
by vivalasvegans
2/12

5k run

was supposed to be a rest day but i just had to run at least a little.

coffee
run
protein/orange, 3 papadums
rice and beans
saltines
veggie foccacia
random protein bar someone brought me

Re: This is really fun

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:53 pm
by vivalasvegans
2/12

30 miles

coffee
1/4 c dry oatmeal/raisins/hemp
1/4 cup dry oatmeal/raisins, celery, lunabar, protein powder/water
rice and beans, veggie focaccia
2 veg patties, spinach/lemon
chia/protein powder

Re: This is really fun

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:11 pm
by lobsteriffic
yum, I could go for some veggie focaccia right now.

Re: This is really fun

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:00 am
by vivalasvegans
Yeah, it was really good. Crappy wheat flour is so delicious, omg.

2/14

gym day! i think the instructor got a little irritated at me because i didn't follow his wacky spin routine at all, but oh well. he wasn't doing anything that could remotely be related to the kind of training i was looking for. i just wanted some loud music and something different to look at so i could make my ride super duper hard. i went relatively easy on the quads because of what happened a few weeks ago. we'll see how that works out.

1 hr spin
bench press 3x20x45, 20x55, 3x10x65
2x3 supersets lats/tris
3 supersets quads/calves

Re: This is really fun

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:13 pm
by vivalasvegans
2/15

3 hour ride

usual wednesday food

having great epiphanies about how lats and shoulders work for me on the bike. two different coaches tried to get me to get it and i am getting it now. also starting to understand a little more about why i'm getting more muscle cramps and feeling so weak. lately been going right for carbs when i get back from longish rides, and have been eating more carby foods around workouts. it's been a wining strategy so far.

Re: This is really fun

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:34 am
by vivalasvegans
2/16
5k run
commute

2/17
1.5 hour ride: hill repeats
1.25 hour yoga class

Re: This is really fun

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:45 pm
by vivalasvegans
2/18 ride
2/19 rest day
2/2 30 mile ride
2/21 80 minutes trainer, bench press, lats, tris, squats
2/22 30 mile ride





3x70x 6

Re: This is really fun

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:30 pm
by vivalasvegans
thursday 2/23

its sunny out and today was supposed to be a looooooong hard ride day, tomorrow rest day, saturday easy ride, sunday competition.

but im sick today. i think it might be a stomach bug. so i kind of dont know how to rearrange this. also superstressed from work stuff. and not having enough work. so glad i got my prize package today, it totally cheered me up and kept me from giving up. i'll report back later.

Re: This is really fun

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:41 pm
by John V
vivalasvegans wrote:thursday 2/23 but im sick today. ... so glad i got my prize package today, it totally cheered me up and kept me from giving up. i'll report back later.

Me too. Me too!
Get well soon! I'm thinking our super prizes boxes will help us heal up.