Dinner: 2 Soft Tacos, Beans and Rice, Chips and Salsa
Snack: 2 Lemon Cookies
Today’s group ride was one of the hardest rides I have experienced in a while. It seemed like no matter what direction we were riding, the wind just wouldn’t let up. We took turns leading the group and cycled through our pulls quickly to conserve our energy but it seemed like personal records for the majority of us was not in the cards. Even though I didn’t get any personal awards for today’s effort, I will put money on the fact that the workout was beneficial for my strength and speed. I was spent after that ride and so were my friends. Some days its not about the awards, its about getting the work done and investing in the future. And the future looks mighty fine!
Lunch: 2 Soft Tacos and a Bean Burrito, 1 Smith’s Cookie
Dinner: Corned Beef, Cabbage, Carrots
Snack: 2 Smith’s Cookies, 1 Piece Guinness Chocolate Cake, 2 Mini Bagels with Salami and American Cheese
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! What a good food day! Even though the Corned Beef is a bit fatty. Its still yummy! Got a little crazy with the sweets but hoping to burn that off tomorrow on the group ride and playing with the kiddos!
On another note, I received a picture of a new Falco V that is slated to go to Kona, Hawaii this week. The pic here shows the V with a red fade like in Tron. The unit that will be arriving next week will not have the pin striping. Clean black with red Falco and V. It is going to look so clean! If you want this one, I am sure I can set that up for you 😉
Dinner: Poached Salmon in a Lemon Caper White Wine Reduction, Rice Pilaf, Caprese Salad, Steamed Artichoke, Garli Breadstick
Snack: Chocolate Eclair
Great weekend! Since yesterday was a race day I decided substitute that for my P90X3 workout. The time trial and run after went good. I definitely need to run more. If you don’t run, the pounding sure can take its toll on the legs 🙂 Nothing the rumbleroller cant help. Looking forward to get back into the workouts tomorrow!
Decided to just do Yoga today and get some good stretching in for the Biathlon (or Brick Workout) – 12.7 Mile Time Trial Cycling and 2.3 Mile Run. So happy to get the season going! Been a while since I’ve raced (or even run for that matter).
Good hot and windy Thursday for a group ride! We worked well together today and pushed through the wind to get within 5 seconds of the fastest time on a Strava segment we track. I’ll take that any day of the week. Knowing how hard we had to push to get there makes me feel good 🙂 No X3 Yoga for me today. I’ll do a double tomorrow as I get ready for a Time Trial on Saturday. Here are some pics from our ride!
Dinner: Turkey Chili, Spicy Pepper Hummus, Tabbouleh, Flat Bread, Cactus Chips, Super Hot Salsa
Snack: 3 Thin Mints and 2 Caramel Delights (my little reward)
So funny today I thought I was going to have a nice Yoga X day and when I signed in to log in my workout I found out my scheduled workout was The Challenge. Talk about forced rallying! If your mind isn’t right for The Challenge, it can be a very long 30 minutes. I picked my numbers and stuck with them through the workout. 30 pull-downs and 20 push-ups times 8 with a burnout session at the end. Right now these are my numbers and I am good with them. Since I am doing pull downs instead of pull ups my numbers are fairly high with a 50 lb resistance band set up. This works endurance, speed, and finishes with strength since I am almost failing at the end of the 30. Should help a bunch with swimming. What do you think your numbers would be? Needless to say, my arms were toast after that. Such a great hypertrophy workout. I could feel the water rushing in to the muscles! So important to hydrate and drink a good recovery drink after a hard workout like that. Water and glycogen help to repair the microtearing and aid in building lean muscle 🙂 This is a good thing! This evening I got on the foam roller and worked out some issue spots. I love my rumbleroller! Looking forward to an awesome day tomorrow!
Dinner: Two Grilled Chicken Tacos with Cilantro and Onions, Pot Beans, Chips and Salsa
Snack: Thin Mints (chilled – much better)
The last two days have been great! After trimming off a bit over the past week, I feel great. Granted, weening of the Acid Check Caplets was not fun, but recently adding the Vector450 in it’s stead is making the recovery time better already. Today was a windy ride. 4 of us went out on a mission. A couple of PR’s were a good consolation.
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!
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.
Lunch: Turkey and Avocado on Wheat, 5 oz Pasta Salad
Dinner: Fajitas, Ceviche, Rice and Beans, Corn Tortillas, Chips and Salsa
Snack: Cheese-its, Cookie, 5 Hershey’s Kisses
I probably should have just done my X3 Yoga routine today, but I didn’t. Call it an inactive recovery day! I am bumping Yoga to tomorrow and put it before my bike ride and then bumping tomorrow’s workout into a double on Friday. Ate decent today until this evening, but still kept it under control. I am running out of things to snack on at night and I refuse to buy anymore so the weaning has begun!
I did start something knew today. Vector450 I am going to give it a 2 month run. Vector450 is a Immunoglobulin from Yolk that “repairs the damage done by overexertion by supporting the immune system and helping take the stress out of the body. Athletes are able to maintain longer workouts and reduce the chances of becoming ill from competing, traveling, diet, stress and workloads.” http://vector450.com/about-vector450-with-muno-igy/#.Uw9_CuNdVvA I am interested to see how it affects my performance and recovery.
Dinner: Taco, Enchilada, Rice and Beans, Chips and Salsa
Snack: Mini Bagel with Cream Cheese and Salami, Cookies, Honey Bunches of Oats with 2% Milk.
Crazy workout today. Timed it just right so that I did my Triometrics workout right before I left for a group ride. Awesome! After doing a bunch of explosive leg exercises I went out and rode with the guys. Good thing I ate a bunch of calories the night before because we ended up riding at a pretty good pace. Had a PR on one segment and came really close on a a bunch of other segments. Its nice to be riding this fast this early in the season. I had been purposely staying off the bike because I am waiting for my new Falco V frame to come in so I didn’t want to settle in on my current TT Bike this early in the season. But for as uncomfortable as I am in the saddle right now, just means that I am stronger now than I was at the end of last year. I think the P90X3 is working. I just feel stronger.
Don’t know if I’ll be getting to my workout tomorrow. May just get a good stretch and foam roll session in and hit a double workout on Thursday before a nice bike ride. We shall see!