TriCore – Results

TriCore – Results

May 28th was my last day of the TriCore Workout. I took a huge gamble with my 2013 Triathlon Season when I agreed to test out the TriCore Program with the EVOcx  in lieu of traditional training. In order to determine the effect the program had on my Strength, Endurance, and Balance (as well as my cycling), I completed some tests to set a baseline and then to compare against the results after a month of using the program. It looks like the program paid off! The comparisons are included here:

On May 29th I Cycled 46 Miles. I completed this exact ride a few days before beginning the TriCore program on April 28th “Sunday Sunny Sunday“. For the entire month I discontinued taking the AcidCheck Caplets as a supplement but I continued to add AcidCheck Granules and Pink Himalayan Salt to my water during workouts as well as followed the workout with my recovery drink – P90X Results & Recovery Formula. The only difference between April 28th and May 29th was there was significantly more wind on May 29th. With that being said, I completed the overall ride faster on May 29th than on April 28th by 5 minutes and 15 seconds with Personal Records on several sub-segments of the ride. Here are some screen shots from the two rides.

April 28th

April 28 Rnd Mtn Rd

May 29th

May 29 Rnd Mtn Rd

If you look at the differences between the segment times you will see significant changes during the past month. I have only used the TriCore Program and a few swimming days (when the program called for Rest or Active Rest) and one bike ride for training. I competed in two triathlons during this training, one on May 5th and the other on May 11th.

On May 30th I tested my Endurance, Strength, and Balance (Core) by repeating measuring activities that I had previously completed on April 29th. See TriCore Day 1 of 28 for information. The test was to run my fastest mile, max out my push-ups in 2 minutes, and max out my sit-ups in 2 minutes. Results as follows:

April 29th:

Mile – 5:49 / Push-ups – 59 / Sit-ups – 51

May 30th:

Mile – 5:50 / Push-ups – 73 / Sit-ups – 60

The increase in Strength (measured by Push-ups) and an increase in Balance – Core Strength (measured by Sit-ups) is notable. I am attributing my slower mile time (by 1 second) to fatigue from the prior day’s bike ride. My legs were burnt toast. Not having taken AcidCheck Caplets for a month has definitely reduced my body’s ability to recover from activities of exertion.

Based on my results from cycling, push-ups, and sit-ups, I feel that the TriCore Program has indeed helped to increase my abilities as an athlete. I will continue to work in the EVOcx into my triathlon training. Thank you Relay Fitness Group and Master Trainer Jack Nunn for putting together such a useful program!


Insanity: The Asylum (Rnd. 2) – Day 01 of 30

Insanity: The Asylum (Rnd. 2) – Day 01 of 30

B – AcidCheck Caplets, Chocolate Vegan Shakeology with Vanilla Whey and Cinnamon, Activit, and Cordastra
L – Rotisserie Chicken, Pinto Beans, Light Cole Slaw, Corn Tortillas, Water
W – Insanity: The Asylum – Speed and Agility added AcidCheck Granules and Pink Himalayan Salt to Water
S – P90X Results & Recovery Formula
D – Chicken, Brown Rice, Black Beans, Fajita Veggies, Pico de Gallo, Guacamole Burrito (flour tortilla) in a Bowl.

Started Insanity: The Asylum today so I can work on Speed and Agility. My endurance is good, but I can always use a little extra pep in my step (especially on my run). I competed in the Los Angeles Championship Triathlon Series Race #1 yesterday at Bonelli Park in San Dimas, CA. My run times are coming down every race, but I really want to focus on getting my run time down a little faster. I had already planned on starting the 30 Day program prior to yesterday’s race so even though my legs were a little sore, I powered through the workout – Shaun T left me in a pool of my own sweat! I forgot how intense this workout is – Crazy Conditioning! I really wanted to get into the pool before my workout but missed the opportunity. I am hoping that tomorrow I will be able to get some turns in after dinner. Its great to be back doing my posts! I feel like I’ll be posting more and more in the weeks to come! I hope you’ll stick with me, it will be fun!