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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 2:29 pm 
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(from yesterday)

9:50- performance pancakes

- 30m Recovery Ride

1-2 energy bars

2:45- Smoothie w/1 serving berry vega, collard greens, frozen bananna, frozen acai

6:20- quinoa, sprouted spelt pizza w/ spinach and vegan gourmet, chia pudding (from veg. food van)

8- pear

9:40- pear, arame w/lime and hemp oil


My cycling team also praticed bumping and tight cornering yesterday which was fun, feeling alot more comfortable on my road bike/clip in now.

I think I'm swearing off the vegan cheese for good now. I don't really miss cheese at all so I nenver buy it myself (not to mention its not that good for you) but occcasionally get it on a pizza at this local veg food van. I'm gonna start doing promo work for them on campus and so me and the owner were talking and he gave me all the food for free, so it wasn't a total loss but I def. like it better without the vegan cheese and I always feel kinda dirty or somehting after eating it.

here's a picture of me trying to look tough yesterday during out team "photoshoot"

note the rubber bands holding up the sleeves ...so hard haha
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8:40- performance pancakes

5 x 15 minute crit simulation

11:30- recovery pudding

1- Green Smoothie with Spinach, frozen acai, frozen bananna, 1 Serving Berry Vega

3:30- Large Salad w/3 cups baby greens, turnip, cabbage, carrots, celery, guacamole,

6:30- 6 dates, 1 apple, 1 orange, 2 kiwis, 1 pear


I've got a super hilly 30K race tomorrow morning, so I carb-loaded on fruit again tonight. Hopefully I can get to bed reasonably soon and tear it up (and not my knee) sunday morning!

The Crits were fun but man am I slooooooooww compared to most of the other guys ,for now...:) ....

Starting tomorrow night I'll be doing a week long raw food green cleanse where I am going to try to be as strict as possible and only eat green smoothies and other blended green things (raw green soups, blended salads etc), sea vegetables and fresh fruit. I just got back from the store with tons of produce, I'm excited about it and hope I'm able to keep up during the first week of the new semester. (starts monday-ack!)


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Forgive my ignorance, but what are performance pancakes?

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Odidnetne wrote:
Forgive my ignorance, but what are performance pancakes?


its a sport specific pancake recipe in "The Thrive Diet", basically amaranth, buckwheat and banannas and some other stuff.

details on the 30K coming soon.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 9:44 pm 
Nice pics...I wish my college team had that many people on it. We had three guys that never did anything together.


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Results from Sunday's 30K

Man on man, this was probably physically the hardest race I have done yet, it was nothing but hills up and down. up and down.

check out this quote from this article written about it

"In this 18.6-mile race, there was not a single easy stretch of running. If you weren’t climbing up one monstrous hill after another, you were falling off the cliff down the other side. Toss in a troublesome, blustery wind and some unseasonably warm conditions and the ARA 30-K is a race that will be talked about (and grow in legendary status) for years and years to come."

http://www.runtex.com/web/1-1162.asp

click above for full text, although it also has this quote in it as well.

Just how hard was it? Perhaps third-place finisher Michelle Maton summed it up best when she said afterward: "The marathon {AT&T Austin Marathon on February 17th} will seem easy compared with this race."

ANYWAY, I think I did pretty allright considering I haven't done much hill training at all (totally flat at home where I was for the past 3 weeks) and had been doing hard cycling for the previous 4 days with no real break.

I got 5/11 in my age group and 101/705 overall with a time of 2:33:28 with a average pace of 8:13 but I totally slowed waaaaaayy down towards the ends espeically with some of the steep hills I felt like I was nearly crawling up them I was running so slow. My super goal was to place in my age group and while I was only a minute way from 4th the 3rd place was done in 2:14:47, over 15 minutes faster- yikes!

I was paceing with the woman who was the overall female master winner in the beginning/middle but of course she pulled ahead of me after a few hill and ended up with a time of 2:26:42.

After I'm recovered I plan on def. working on alot more hills, but I feel that the marathon while it may be longer is going to be a way easier course.


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bpmojo wrote:
I got 5/11 in my age group and 101/705 overall with a time of 2:33:28 with a average pace of 8:13 but I totally slowed waaaaaayy down towards the ends espeically with some of the steep hills I felt like I was nearly crawling up them I was running so slow. My super goal was to place in my age group and while I was only a minute way from 4th the 3rd place was done in 2:14:47, over 15 minutes faster- yikes!


Wow, great result, especially your overall placing. My goal is to do 30k in about the same time. Hopefully without all the hills. ;)


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Now that school has started up we'll see how I'm able to keep this up.

I've been on the green cleanse since sunday night and so far its been going good. Nothing but green smoothies and raw green soups, no fats nuts or seeds (or vega!). I haven't felt hungry or deprived or had any food cravings the only tiny thing is that I have urges to bite into a pear or apple instead of putting it into a blender, but I just have to mentally check myself momentarily and then everthings good. my meal lay out doesn't look that interesting but today it pretty much looked like this

9:30- green smoothie

12:40- green smoothie

4- 20 oz green juice

5-blended frozen bananna with water

1 hour easy run

6;20- green smoothie

7:40- raw green soup

and probably at 9:30 I'll pureee two frozen persimmons for dessert and put some spirulina on them to make it green :D mmm

Taking it easy to recover from the rough 30K on sunday, monday 6 miles bike, tuesday 20 minutes swim, wednesday 20 minute jog, and today I finally got out and did a 1 hr light run.

I have a little twinge of pain in my left butt when I run and sometimes just when I move it wierd. I also have a bruise over there so I think Im gonna go to the trainer tomorrow and see if I injurged something during the 30K or if it is just from the bruise.

There's a 50m bike race next weekend that I think some of the guys from the cycling team are doing..well see about that, my thought is to wait until the colllegiete races come around/ I get a little faster but on the other hand it might be good for me to get out there and get my butt kicked OFFICIALLY before I start nearing the marathon taper period. :shock:


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I did just a hour of laps around campus and worked cornering a little bit as well, mabye tomorrow I'll go out on a ride with the team but I'll see how I feel especially since I'm on the cleanse, but I might just eat a ton of bannas before and bring some water w/lime juice and dulse in it and mabye bring some banannas with me on the road.

Went to the trainer and the shooting leg pain was just because of the bruise and I apparently bruised? one of the nerve too, she said it would go away as the bruise went away so at least its not a serious injury as I feared.


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Well I finished up with my green cleanse sunday night and broke it with a meal of tasty raw burritos. I'll probably stay raw (but with solid food and not just smoothies/soups) for the new couple of days. I'd like to try 100% raw but I may just got back to 80-70% for now and wait until I'm in a less hectic time/place (this summer?)

I'm behind on my marathon training and am gonna go for a 21M run tomorrow. The run I am doing is basically the Austin Marathon, just with about 5 miles in the middle taken out, so it should give me a good idea of the route and whatnot.

I just signed up for a 50m bike race on saturday- ack!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:09 am 
You're lucky. There aren't any 50mile races on the road for people that aren't cat 1/2/3...actually there are only 2 in the area for cat 3s and the rest are for 1/2 riders. The longest Cat 4 races are 15-20miles at best...crits are that long but no road races.


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Tuesday I went on a great 21m run that was basically the marathon with the northernmost 5 miles chopped off and it was WAYYYY EASIER than the 30k i did a week ago. I was still running about 8 minute pace but I think that with the race adrenaline and if I work on my speedwork over the next 4 weeks I should easily be able to get in the 3:15 range.

Had my 50m bike road race yesterday. My goals going in were to 1. not get last 2. have fun 3. get a good workout in and it was haha...well i got dropped from the pack pretty quickly and probably got like 5 or 6 from last but for the most part was by myself so just made the best of the situation and tried to make it a good workout and not worry the race (not like there was anyone around me). but I look forward to learning more and focusing and getting faster on the bike after the marathon.

Ugh I had brunch at the macrobiotic palce in town and its a brunch buffet and ate a very un-macrobiotic amount...hopefully my stomach will be empty enough for me to do a 5K tempo run in a little bit.

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yea totally am still full from brunch, after about a mile into the 5K I slowed down and just did a light pace for the rest, I knew I shoulda done it right when I woke up in the morning but my apartment was too messy I just had to clean! haha


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got in a light leg workout after my hour run today. I think I'm gonna try to keep up with the weight training (I'm under 110 now sometimes- want to at least be able to donate blood!) with 2 lower body and 2 upper body workout somehow squeezed in a week.

I'm thinking about scheduling a massage for the day after my 22m run (probably sunday)before I enter the marathon taper but we'll see.


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Had my 50m bike road race yesterday. My goals going in were to 1. not get last 2. have fun 3. get a good workout in and it was haha...well i got dropped from the pack pretty quickly and probably got like 5 or 6 from last but for the most part was by myself so just made the best of the situation and tried to make it a good workout and not worry the race (not like there was anyone around me). but I look forward to learning more and focusing and getting faster on the bike after the marathon.


Chances are...that race really slowed down after you got dropped...they always do. The first race I ever did was a Cat 4/5 12 lap crit...the first three laps all averaged 27mph...after that it dropped to an easy 21. I got dropped the first three laps...then caught up after 2 more. I didn't get dropped again until the 9th or 10th lap when they picked things up again. Enthusiastic Cat 5 riders are notorious for starting races fast thinking they can keep it up...then it almost goes to a crawl. Often times if you force yourself to stay near the middle you'll be fine. It'll kill you at first but then it'll die down and be easy until the last 1/4 of the race.


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Well I hate to admit this but i think.......i got
.....a cold :cry:

not to bad, and I know Flu is in full swing here in Austin right now, so if this is the flu's manifestation for me than I guess thats allright. For the past two days I've been a lil bit sniffley and then this morning i didn't feel too great and I had a bloody nose when I blew it.

So in interest of being 100% for my 22m run on sunday I'm gonna take the day off and hope that my body can heal itself better than if I put in the hour long fartlek and lower body weights workout that I was planning on doing today.


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