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!

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.

TriCore – Workout 16 – Sept. 26, 2013

TriCore – Workout 16 – Sept. 26, 2013

Morning Weigh-in: 167
Breakfast: AcidCheck Caplets, Activit, Cordastra, and Vanilla Shakeology with Cinnamon, Coffee
Pre-Workout: Energy and Endurance Formula
Workout: TriCore Workout 16Insanity: The Asylum Volume 2  – On Hold added AcidCheck Granules and Pink Himalayan Salt to Water
Post-Workout: P90X Results & Recovery Formula
Lunch: Chicken Sandwich on Sourdough, Pita Chips and Hummus
Dinner: Chicken Breast, Pasta, and Arugula Salad
Snack: Texas Sheet Cake

Workout 16 of TriCore today. Ate better today. Training is good. Tomorrow is a logistical nightmare with kids’ Jog-a-thon. It will be interesting to see how I do with diet and exercise since I have not planned.

TriCore – Workout 15 – Sept. 25, 2013

TriCore – Workout 15 – Sept. 25, 2013

Morning Weigh-in: 167
Breakfast: AcidCheck Caplets, Activit, Cordastra, and Vanilla Shakeology with Cinnamon, Coffee
Pre-Workout: Energy and Endurance Formula
Workout: TriCore Workout 15Insanity: The Asylum Volume 2  – On Hold added AcidCheck Granules and Pink Himalayan Salt to Water
Post-Workout: P90X Results & Recovery Formula
Lunch: Chicken, Bacon, Cheese on Wheat, Sweet Potato Fries
Dinner: Pizza and Potato Wedges
Snack: Texas Sheet Cake

Workout 15 of TriCore today. This week has been going good. Nutrition has been a little off.

TriCore – Workout 14 – Sept. 24, 2013

TriCore – Workout 14 – Sept. 24, 2013

Morning Weigh-in: 167
Breakfast: AcidCheck Caplets, Activit, Cordastra, and Vanilla Shakeology with Cinnamon, Coffee
Pre-Workout: Energy and Endurance Formula
Workout: TriCore Workout 14Insanity: The Asylum Volume 2  – On Hold added AcidCheck Granules and Pink Himalayan Salt to Water
Post-Workout: P90X Results & Recovery Formula
Lunch: Salad with Chicken, Pita and Hummus
Dinner: 2 Chicken Sandwiches, Criss Cut Fries, some Chicken Nuggets
Snack: Piece of Cheese Pizza, 2 Bowls of Honey Bunches of Oats, 1/2 Cup Yogurt

Workout 14 of TriCore today. I spoke with the trainer Jack Nunn about just riding out the rest of the workouts over the next 3 days and he agreed. This would give me an active rest day on Saturday before Sunday’s Bakersfield Tri. A day of rest is always good. I agree 😉 !

TriCore – Workout 13 – Sept. 23, 2013

TriCore – Workout 13 – Sept. 23, 2013

Morning Weigh-in: 169
Breakfast: AcidCheck Caplets, Activit, Cordastra, and Vanilla Shakeology with Cinnamon, Coffee
Pre-Workout: Energy and Endurance Formula
Workout: TriCore Workout 13Insanity: The Asylum Volume 2  – On Hold added AcidCheck Granules and Pink Himalayan Salt to Water
Post-Workout: P90X Results & Recovery Formula
Lunch: 1/4 Turkey and Avocado Sandwich, 1/2 Roast Beef and Cheddar with Jalepeno, Small Pasta and Olive Salad, Snickerdoodle Cookie 
Dinner: 3 Shredded Chicken Tacos, 2 Pieces of Texas Sheet Cake (Amazing)
Snack: Clif Granola Bar, 2 Lime Popsicles, 2 Tangerines,

Insanity: The Asylum Volume 2 is on hold this week. I’ll finish of Tricore Week 4 this week before the Bakersfield Triathlon on Sunday. I was on the EVOcx for 55 Minutes again today. So happy that I am drinking AcidCheck in my water. The TriCore workout induces a serious sweat session. Trying to spread out the calories, but having trouble with the sweets. Looking to get that reeled in over the next few days.

Insanity: The Asylum Volume 2 Day 14 of 28 – Sept. 22, 2013

Insanity: The Asylum Volume 2 Day 14 of 28Sept. 22, 2013

Morning Weigh-in: 169
Breakfast: AcidCheck Caplets, Activit, Cordastra, and Vanilla Shakeology with Cinnamon, Coffee
Lunch: Bacon, 2 Eggs over medium, French Toast, Hash Browns, Wheat Toast
Workout: Short Family Walk by the Kern River / Lake Ming
Snack: Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich
Dinner: Pepperoni Pizza, Hot Wings, Potato Wedges
Snack: 2 Cookies, Lime Popsicle

Drank a bunch of water yesterday. Even though I ate some snacks too, I am pretty sure most of what I gained yesterday was water weight. Trying to up the water intake to get pre-hydrated for the Bakersfield Triathlon next Sunday. This next week is going to be fairly heavy cycling training with TriCore. I am taking off this week from Insanity: The Asylum Volume 2 and going to get some running and swimming in as well as the cycling. I am so excited for this race! It is such a great race!

Insanity: The Asylum Volume 2 Day 13 of 28 – Sept. 21, 2013

Insanity: The Asylum Volume 2 Day 13 of 28Sept. 21, 2013

Morning Weigh-in: 164
Breakfast: AcidCheck Caplets, Activit, Cordastra, and Vanilla Shakeology with Cinnamon, Coffee
Lunch: Salad with Chicken, Some Chips and Salsa
Pre-Workout: Energy and Endurance Formula
Workout: Insanity: The Asylum Volume 2  – Championship + Sudden Death OT / TriCore Workout 12 added AcidCheck Granules and Pink Himalayan Salt to Water
Post-Workout: P90X Results & Recovery Formula after Both Workouts
Dinner: Penne Pasta with Butter and Breaded Chicken, 1 Cup Yogurt, 2 Tangerines, Handful Raw Almonds, 4 Cookies
Snack: 2 Bowls Honey Bunches of Oats, 2 Lime Popsicles, Bag of Popcorn

Finished off the second week of Asylum Volume 2. I only completed 7 of the Sudden Deaths. Gotta work on that for next time. Also finished off the third week of TriCore on the EVOcx. I was on the bike for 55 Minutes. I forgot the workout got longer this early in the progression. It was a really good session. I definitely got behind in my calories today. I need to work on eating more earlier in the day.