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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:51 am 
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fifty mile ride.
pretty fun. had an epiphany about equipment to ride this year. tried perpetuem at half strength and it wasn't too bad but i'm kind of bloated now. i feel a little more focused about what i have to work on this year, and how i have to train. still formulating it.

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4 mile tempo run

coffee
smoothie w/ bcaa's glutamine, protein, tangelo, a little custom electrolyte mix, ginger, and stevia
6 papadums
1/2 a oat cookie
some corn chip crumbs
a couple squares of low carb chocolate
some baby carrots
tabouli, hummus, falafel

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tabouli, hummus, falafel
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 Post subject: Re: This is really fun
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John V wrote:
vivalasvegans wrote:
tabouli, hummus, falafel
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my favorites!

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2*15 mile rides

i was really tired today because i didn't get much sleep last night, but somehow i had pretty strong rides. i was able to get some steady work done. but mostly kept it low key. i think knowing that i have such a low volume week scheduled on the bike is making me think that i have to make the most out of what time i do have in the saddle.

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after catching up on your journal now I want hummus!

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It's good for you, Lobster!


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I ended up having some kind of stomach thing last night, so I didn;t get much sleep but I ended up sleeping late. I don;t think I ate anything off... I did eat some frozen spinach from a discount grocer, maybe that's what did it. When I finally got up, I ran:

5k run, up and down hills and stairs, and speed intervals

The plan was to either jump rope or do some easy spinning later in the day, but these hard days of running really take it out of me, and I didn't have much to begin with after the night before. So I just followed my instincts and took it easy in the evening. I ate and a lot of ginger and yogurt so I should be good to go tomorrow!

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Hope your tummy is back to 100%.

Are you training for anything in particular right now?

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Hope you feel well today.

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Thanks buddies! I'm still a little out of it, it seems weird.
Lobster, I'm training for a number of things... mostly bike races, but if I can get my injuries in order, I want to see if i can swim regularly again. Can you swim these days?

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2x15 mile rides
one was uphill into a serious cold headwind, which was way way fun. steady hard work.

by the time i got home, i couldnt get warm. it took me over an hour to feel my toes, sitting in front of the heat with warm socks on. i think the cold made me really hungry


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100 calories oatmeal, stevia, 10 raisins, 1 tsp hemp protein
ride # 1
celery, 1 scoop rice/gemma, luna bar, 100 calories oatmeal, stevia, 10 raisins
ride # 2
1/2 cup beets
beans, lettuce, tahini
2 luna bars
cup of soy yogurt, a small piece of thin pita bread
luna bar
1 tbs chia in 1/2 cup soymilk

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 Post subject: Re: This is really fun
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Cold makes me really hungry too, for warm carby things.

I can definitely swim, but I don't have access to a pool, so it's not in the cards right now. So this year I am going to concentrate on getting the running going again. Maybe 2013 will be my comeback to triathlons. Good luck getting back in the pool!

Is the chia seeds in the soy milk the chia seed pudding I keep reading about on the internet? I'm curious, but everyone describes it as "slimy" and that freaks me out a little.

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Thanks! Good luck getting back into running. It's so gratifying get back into something after an interruption.

Don't know if I'm eating the pudding you've been reading about. It doesn't taste slimy, exactly, it tastes morel like politics Image

see what I did there?

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I think Thursday is going to be my slow ride day. I was out for almost 3 hours and didn't cover more than 29 miles. I kept it totally chill, to the point of it being frustrating. I did get to stomp a couple times, which felt REALLY good. I imagine it must be something like what it feels like when a pet escapes out the back door and TAKES OFF. It was so good.

a small commute a little later in the day.

I am craving sugar so badly right now, that when I looked in the sink and saw my gel flask soaking in water, it looked delicious. I'm fighting something like a virus, and the weather on top of that is making me want carbs for sure. So I just ate 2 cliff bars and some raisins. I'm also wondering about my macros. Pretty sure I need to drop some protein off the program. I'm afraid to though!

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rest day, except i didn't rest... it was so sunny out, and the air was so nice and chilly, hence-
2.5 mile run

probably should have taken the rest day especially since i only slept about 4 hours last night.

diet as of 7:25-
200 calories oatmeal, 1 scoop rice/gemma, a few raisins
scoop of rice/gemma, tangelo
some papadums
probably go out for a salad later

the run felt great once i got out there, but i'm exhausted right now

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busy day today. i ditched my group ride so i could have more control over the timing. i thought i could get a couple climbs in or at least some flats if it was too cold. got caught in a windy sleet storm. cracked in the cold headwind. still recovering. not the kind of training i wanted, but i sure hope it made me harder. i still have an hour of riding to do this week, but it looks like snow, so maybe on the trainer.

28 miles.

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woke up this morning and realized that even though i drank 4 cans of fizzy water/soda after my ride yesterday, plusother stuff, i only peed a little bit. So that cemented it for me, I made today a rest day. went out for brunch: steamed veggies and tofu. grabbed some chocolate almonds at the store, and came home to some oatmeal w/protein powder. prob eat some kind of stir fry later. i'm exhausted. i know i owe my training plan an hour on the bike, but i'm not too worried about it because yesterday was so off the charts and tend to ride into overtraining territory more often than not. walked around town a little, like a tourist, partly on one of my running routes. it was fun!

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walk for coffee
corn tortilla, a couple small slices of beet
fast 4.75 mile run << snowed on and attacked by a doberman
1/2 smoothie of protein, tangerine, chia, ginger <<< food processor exploded
corn tortilla
sm portions of zaataar, rf beans, sweet potato
1 hr trainer ride <<< easy
tortillas, earth balance, cabbage
1/2 sm pumpkin stuffed w/ tofu ginger mousse, tahini spinach, 8 fusilli pasta
luna bar

the day is pretty much over and i have tons of energy. considering where i am in my cycle, i should be completely spent. i'm not even craving any more sugar or luna bars. i think it's because i've upped my carb ratio. as far as day to day energy, it seems like this could be a good thing. but i have been thinking about long races, and how specific upper body muscle groups can help clear lactic acid in certain situations and even ultimately convert it into glucose. i need to find the sweet spot of upper body muscle/protein/carb balance. hmmm.

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