Project New Year – Day 33 thru Day 38 – P90X2 Triathlon Training

Friday, October 31, 2014 through Wednesday, November 5, 2014
What a crazy past 6 days. Halloween. Flag Football. Wedding. I didn’t really have enough time to do any real training, and quite frankly, I was pretty much out of commission after running those 4 miles on Thursday. I am still sore today! I was so sore that I decided to take another Recovery Week before hitting the Strength Phase of P90X2.

I decided to stop keeping track of what I am eating for a while. I know what I should eat and I am generally good about it but if I am not going to follow a specific nutritional regiment, I don’t want to influence anyone with listing every calorie I ingest. I am not looking to lose weight or gain weight. I merely eat to fuel my activity. So in an effort to make things a little easier on me and less jumbled for you, I will start rating the quality of my food consumption in some way or fashion. Since I take the same supplements everyday, I am going to start listing them at the bottom of the blog.

Everything evolves and that is not a bad thing. I am looking to help make this chronicle easier for me to manage as well as mix it up a bit so it isn’t so boring for anyone who takes the time to read what I type 🙂

On a happy note, I received my replacement stem for my bike handlebars today! I put the Falco V back together and I can’t wait to go for a ride tomorrow and spend some time getting reacquainted. I hope that you have a wonderful rest of your week!

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Training:
Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 – P90X2 X2 Yoga
Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 – P90X2 X2 Balance + Power
Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014 – P90X2 Recovery + Mobility

(Started 6th week of Project New Year – Another Recovery Week)

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 – P90X2 X2 Recovery + Mobility
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 – P90X2 X2 Yoga
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 – Swimming 1600 yards, P90X2 Recovery + Mobility

Supplements:
ShakeologyBeachbody WheySlimming FormulaCordastraSuper SumaEnergy and Endurance Formula, and P90X Results & Recovery Formula

Project New Year – Day 32 – P90X2 Triathlon Training

Thursday, October 30, 2014
So what do you do when the power company shuts off electricity to your house? You go running! If you have been following my training you know that I don’t run much (something I need to change). Thankfully the running shoes (Pearl Izumi trainers) I received a few months ago are really comfortable and helped me from completely jarring my body. So much goes into running efficiently and I am way out of practice. For the last few years I have relied mostly on upper body strength to help pull me through the run. Time to spend some more time with the running shoes on 🙂 Getting back into running shape is going to hurt this winter but it is a necessary evil if I plan on finishing an Ironman next year.

Morning Weigh-in: 172
Breakfast: Ham and Cheese Croissant and Coffee
Lunch: Vanilla Shakeology2 – Slimming Formula, 2 – Cordastra, and 2 – Super Suma and Coffee
Pre-Workout:
 
Energy and Endurance Formula
Workout: Running 4.1 Miles and 20 Mins (6.25 Miles) of Spinning on the EVOcx
Post-Workout: P90X Results & Recovery Formula
Dinner: 3 Pieces of TriTip, 1 Chicken Breast, a Couple Baked Pretzel Chips, and a Granola Bar
Recovery: P90X2 Recovery + Mobility and an Extra Hour of Foam Rolling
Snack:
 Peanut Butter Sandwich

 

Project New Year – Day 30 and 31 – P90X2 Triathlon Training

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
After the kids finished their homework and went off to play, I got in my P90X2 workout and followed it up with 30 minutes on the EVOcx spin bike! I didn’t do the TriCore workout, but got in a good spin 🙂

Morning Weigh-in: 173
Breakfast: Chocolate Shakeology with Beachbody Vanilla Whey2 – Slimming Formula, 2 – Cordastra, and 2 – Super Suma and Coffee
Lunch: Half a Chicken Sandwich, 1 1/2 Dolmathes, and Half Order or Feta Fries
Pre-Workout:
 
Energy and Endurance Formula
Workout: P90X2 Plyocide and 30 Mins (10.5 Miles) of Spinning on the EVOcx
Post-Workout: P90X Results & Recovery Formula
Dinner: Breaded Chicken, Steamed Vegetables, and Rice Pilaf
Snack:
 Bowl of Cheerios with Almond Milk, Peanut Butter Sandwich, and 8 oz’s Greek Yogurt

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Busy day today with the kiddos and family. Squeaked in my workout before midnight!

Morning Weigh-in: 173
Breakfast: Chocolate Shakeology with Beachbody Vanilla Whey2 – Slimming Formula, 2 – Cordastra, and 2 – Super Suma and Coffee
Lunch: Turkey and Avocado on Wheat and Coffee
Dinner: TriTip, Chili Beans, Salad, and 2 Rolls
Workout: P90X2 Recovery + Mobility
Snack:
 Bowl of Cheerios with Almond Milk and a Peanut Butter Sandwich

Water Break?

P90X3 Been on Hold – March 9, 2014

So I have not completed a Beachbody workout in the past week and a half. I have been taking advantage of the weather and got on the bike a few times and even got back in the pool! Feeling good! I started taking Vector450 at about the same time, and after a week I upped the number of capsules from 2 to 3. Vector450 is said to work from the gut out. Pretty sure its working, or at least doing something. As far as performance goes, I have been setting Personal Records on the bike and felt really good and strong in the pool. P90X3 has definitely been increasing my upper body strength with its exercises. Feeling good!
Beyond that, my nutrition has not been great for the past few months. So in response to that, I said no more and created the #40DayShred in hopes of shedding some of my winter fat. You can be sure that I am still taking the following supplements while eating better: ActivitSlimming Formula, CordastraChocolate Vegan Shakeology, and Vector450.

Tomorrow I am starting back up on the serious training using P90X3, with Cycling on the TT Bike as well as using Tri-Core on the Evo Fitness Bike, Swimming on the BowSwim as well as regular lap swimming.

Let the 2014 Season begin!

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Cycling Focus Brings Pleasant Results

Spent the past two weeks on the bike. Not ashamed. It has felt good to be on the road. Putting down some good times for different bike routes too! I am faster than I have ever been on the bike, which is so much fun! This week I am going to continue to ride while the weather is nice and sprinkle in some runs. Next week I begin training by entering a Beachbody Challenge with a group of committed friends (even though I am the only one being committed to the Asylum 😉 . If you would like to check out my rides for the last two weeks (or for the last year and a half and any future rides), check them out at http://app.strava.com/athletes/fityak .

Have a great week!

 

 

 

 

Buffering……….

No this isn’t a post about the annoying waiting involved when streaming video on your computer or handheld device, or having your car detailed with a high-speed, rotating chamois .. er .. wait, that’s buffing. Anyway the buffering I am talking about is characterized by putting something between two things you care to separate. In this case over the past 2 weeks I have been buffering (eating everything and only cycling) as a sort of Recovery from the 2013 Triathlon Season before I start Off-Season Training.

Let the Strength Training Begin! The 2014 Triathlon Season is going to be ridiculous! And as a Falco Bike Sponsored Triathlete I need to be ready! Beginning January 1, 2014 I move up into the 40-44 Age Group. Have I told you that many of the best endurance triathletes in the world are in this age group? Yeah, so I have my work cut out for me and I love that is is going to be a challenge!

To be honest though, I am not one who is very fond of “strength” training. I am very wired for slowtwitch activities such as swimming, cycling, and running, to name a few 😉 . Alas, strength training is very important to increase sustainable and explosive power. To accomplish this goal, I will be doing all of the following at various times, intensities, and durations:  Insanity: The Asylum Volume 2 , TriCore on the EVOcx , Yoga, Kettle-Bells, and Stretching combined with the functional training of Swimming (laps and on BowSwim), Cycling, Running (indoor and on road/trails). This will start tomorrow and continue through the remainder of the year.

Sounds like fun! Check in from time to time and see how its going! These next few months I’ll be rolling out some different posts. Ones that are more entertaining than the standard Accountability Posts. Back to the recipes, product reviews, and eventually pictures of the Falco V TT Bike build in December. That’s is going to be exciting!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Week Apart

I think a week is too long to take off eating healthier. I say “eating healthier” because I certainly haven’t said that I am “eating healthy” in a while. Since deciding to take a week off of training and nutrition after last Sunday’s Bakersfield Triathlon, I can tell you I don’t feel wonderful and rejuvenated. Even though I probably have not gained much weight, I feel heavy, slow, and tired. A high sodium and carbohydrate enriched diet combined with inactivity is an energy killer for me. I guess its a good thing I’ll be back in action tomorrow. Looking to tidy up my nutrition too and eat clean again. I know the holidays are coming, but what a better excuse than to eat clean than Christmas goodies. Oh my, the goodies! For sure though, I won’t be taking a whole week off of feeling good and healthy – maybe just a day or two 😉 So tomorrow, back at it but I won’t make it so boring this time. Starting fresh!

Who doesn’t like to have fun?

Hey all! I’ve been busy since finishing the Bakersfield Triathlon this past Sunday. What a great race! Classic challenge for everyone! Thank you to all of the sponsors and volunteers who made it happen. Kerry Ryan (Action Sports), thank you for keeping this event going! 33 years this event has brought laughter, and tears, to people’s eyes. Much Appreciation and Maximum Respect to you Sir! If you are interested in knowing more about this race, I will be writing a blog during my travels this weekend about the race and what you can expect should you decide to tackle this awesome event! For now though, here is my blog from last year’s event Bakersfield Triathlon 2012.

Alright, this week has flown by. Taking a week off of training is difficult for me to do, and since my blisters from Sunday’s race are 90% better, I am probably going to head out for a ride tomorrow morning (no running till next week). But despite my “antsy pants” urge to get moving, I have had the pleasure of spending a considerable amount of time with my kids over the past week and a half, and this fills my heart with joy. I can’t express how thankful I am to be able to take them to school and pick them up, help them with their homework, as well as put up with their little brother / big sister spiritedness :-). We have worked hard on our school work, learned important lessons, and we even managed to have great fun too! I mean really, who doesn’t like to have fun?

So really here I wanted to reach out and say hello to anyone who takes a moment to read this post. There are some very cool things in the works right now, for me and for you. Please don’t hesitate to contact me should you be interested in seeing how I can help you.

Ryan Olson – fityak@omcg.net – 775-722-8184 (call or text)

TriCore – Workout 17 – Sept. 28, 2013

TriCore – Workout 17 – Sept. 28, 2013

Morning Weigh-in: 166
Breakfast: AcidCheck Caplets, Activit, Cordastra, and Vanilla Shakeology with Cinnamon, Coffee
Pre-Workout: Energy and Endurance Formula
Workout: TriCore Workout 17 and Ran 3.2 Miles / Insanity: The Asylum Volume 2  – On Hold added AcidCheck Granules and Pink Himalayan Salt to Water
Post-Workout: P90X Results & Recovery Formula
Lunch: Burrito with Chicken, Black beans, brown Rice, Fajitas Veggies, wheat Tortilla
Dinner: Pasta with Chicken, Bread
Snack: Lime Popsicle

Tomorrow is the 33rd Annual Bakersfield Triathlon. My meals got off time a little bit and ended up eating lunch really late. Not a good strategy the day before a race!

Insanity: The Asylum Volume 2 and TriCore Rest Day – Sept. 27, 2013

Rest Day – Sept. 27, 2013

Morning Weigh-in: 166
Breakfast: AcidCheck Caplets, Activit, Cordastra, and Vanilla Shakeology with Cinnamon, Coffee
Snack: Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit, Hashbrown, Coffee
Lunch: 10 Thin Mints
Early Dinner: 4 Pieces of Pizza and Potato Wedges
Dinner #2: 2 Bowls of Cookie Crisp, 1 Cup Yogurt, 16 oz Glass of Orange Juice, 2 Tangerines, and a Bag of Popcorn

Jog-a-thon got the best of my day. I basically lived between the kids’ school and Starbucks from 8 to 1:15. The nutrition went a little wide and somehow found myself at McDonalds, fast food I have sworn off. I didn’t feel great after eating the food, but no where near the chicken “salt-lick” sandwich incident from last year. To top it off, my lunch consisted of 10 Thin Mints (Refrigerated Girl Scout Cookies). I should have just eaten the whole sleeve at that point. Dinner wasn’t bad, except for all of the cheese and then my second dinner added more dairy. Tomorrow I plan on a busy and productive day.