Focus T25 Beta Phase Day 16 of 35 – Nov. 26, 2013

Focus T25 Beta Phase Day 16 of 35Nov. 26, 2013

Morning Weigh-in: 170
Breakfast: AcidCheck Caplets, Activit, Slimming Formula, Cordastra, and Vanilla Shakeology
Snack: 2 Small Pieces of Pizza
Pre-Workout: Energy and Endurance Formula
Workout:ย  Focus T25 Upper Focus added AcidCheck Granules and Pink Himalayan Salt to Water
Post-Workout: P90X Results & Recovery Formula
Dinner: 3 Small Pieces of Pizza, 2 Cups Yogurt, 1 Bag of Popcorn, a Sprite

Spent the day with the kids at school, climbing at Vert Rock Gym, and then having a Pizza Picnic on the floor! Priceless Day. Finished it off with a great Upper Body workout session, a hodge podge meal, and some of the best news I have heard in a while! Action Sports is going to host the Bakersfield Marathon! This got me so excited! I have never done a marathon before and I am so excited that I put together a group on Facebook (Bakersfield 26.2) for people to come together, talk about training, share fitness secrets, and just show each other general support for the upcoming event on November 16th, 2014. Yes that is a little less than a year away, but for some people, this will be their first, and I am making it my job to help whomever I may get ready for it and finish it with me!

Focus T25 Beta Phase Day 13 of 35 – Nov. 23, 2013

Focus T25 Beta Phase Day 13 of 35Nov. 23, 2013

Morning Weigh-in: 172
Breakfast: AcidCheck Caplets, Activit, Slimming Formula, Cordastra, and Vanilla Shakeology
Lunch: Italian Meats Submarine Sandwich, Lays Potato Chips
Snack: Coffee
Workout:ย Swimming 1000 Yards, Miniature Golf with the Kiddos
Dinner: Taco, Enchilada, Rice and Beans, Chips and Salsa
Snack: 1 Cup Yogurt and a Lime Popsicle

I went to bed with last night with extremely sore legs and woke up with scared legs this morning. Have you ever just laid silently in bed when you first wake up knowing that you probably are going to be in some type of pain when you decide to move? Yeah, that was me. I expected my knee joints to be hating on me the first chance they got. Luckily when I stood up, besides having sore muscles (all of them) that felt like they had a really great workout, my joints felt great. I really think that my rumble roller session worked like a charm! Got in a swim today followed by a little hot tub time! Then I picked up the kiddos and we went to Camelot, played miniature golf, rode on Go-Carts, and took a couple bumper boats out too! The air was perfect today after the recent rains and the sun even poked out through the clouds a little bit too! The time with them was precious and perfect!

Focus T25 Beta Phase Day 12 of 35 – Nov. 22, 2013

Focus T25 Beta Phase Day 12 of 35Nov. 22, 2013

Morning Weigh-in: 171
Breakfast: AcidCheck Caplets, Activit, Slimming Formula, Cordastra, and Vanilla Shakeology
Pre-Workout: Energy and Endurance Formula
Workout: Running 12.3 Miles and Cycling 18.3 Miles added AcidCheck Granules and Pink Himalayan Salt to Water
Lunch: Chicken Avocado Burrito
Snack: Coffee
Workout:ย Swimming 1000 Yards
Dinner: Chicken Sandwich, Onion Rings
Snack: Ice Cream with Chocolate Sauce, Popcorn, Honey Bunches of Oats with Almond Milk

I think I may have ran too far too early today when I ran with one of my friends for a brick workout. I was able to run it and ran at a good pace, but my legs are not happy with me. Not at all. I have a feeling I’ll be walking funny for a few days. Looks like I’ll be starting off with less miles next time I run. ๐Ÿ™‚ I did get in a nice little ride after. It was a bit chilly and damp, but I had good gear on. I do wish I would have had on my knee warmers. Cold air is not very kind on old runner’s knees. This evening I also got back into the pool (and the hot tub) which felt great! No T25 workout today. Not sure I’ll be making up the workout tomorrow or not. I think taking this weekend off will be good for my legs ๐Ÿ˜‰

Focus T25 Beta Phase Day 11 of 35 – Nov. 21, 2013

Focus T25 Beta Phase Day 11 of 35Nov. 21, 2013

Morning Weigh-in: 171
Breakfast: AcidCheck Caplets, Activit, Slimming Formula, Cordastra, and Vanilla Shakeology
Pre-Workout: Energy and Endurance Formula
Workout: Focus T25 Upper Focus added AcidCheck Granules and Pink Himalayan Salt to Water
Lunch: Bacon Cheese Burger, Cheese and Garlic Potatoes with Chili, Shared Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream Pie
Snack: Coffee
Dinner: Fajitas with Corn Tortillas, Pot Beans, Rice

No run today. Too much rain. Not looking forward to my first day back running to be in the rain. So it was Upper Focus as scheduled! Using some heavier resistance bands with this workout now. Need the strength for sure! Hoping the weather is better tomorrow!

Focus T25 Beta Phase Day 10 of 35 – Nov. 20, 2013

Focus T25 Beta Phase Day 10 of 35Nov. 20, 2013

Morning Weigh-in: 171
Breakfast: AcidCheck Caplets, Activit, Slimming Formula, Cordastra, and Vanilla Shakeology
Lunch: Heart Smart Turkey on Wheat with Dijon Mustard, Pasta Salad, Mineral Water
Snack: Coffee
Workout: Focus T25 Rip’T Circuit added AcidCheck Granules and Pink Himalayan Salt to Water
Post-Workout: P90X Results & Recovery Formula
Dinner: Pepperoni, Mushroom, and Tomato Pizza, Hot Wingsย (Tent.)
Snack: Lime Popsicle (Tent.)

Good workout today! Quick and efficient! Eating a few carbs tonight. Planned for a 10 mile run tomorrow morning followed by the Thursday Lunch Ride ( hopefully there is a break in the rain – Fingers crossed :-\ ) So excited! Been looking forward to getting in some running!

Focus T25 Beta Phase Day 5 of 35 – Nov. 15, 2013

Focus T25 Beta Phase Day 5 of 35Nov. 15, 2013

Morning Weigh-in: 172
Breakfast: AcidCheck Caplets, Activit, Slimming Formula, Cordastra, and Vanilla Shakeology
Pre-Workout: Energy and Endurance Formula
Workout: Focus T25 Friday Double Day – Upper Focus and Core Cardio added AcidCheck Granules and Pink Himalayan Salt to Water
Post-Workout: P90X Results & Recovery Formula
Lunch: Salad with Chicken
Dinner: Orange Chicken, Teriyaki Chicken Rice, Chow Mein
Snack: Ice Cream with Oreo and Beef Jerkey

This weekend is the University of Southern California Homecoming. I am looking forward to the game! It would be so awesome to beat Stanford (Ranked #4) for Homecoming. I can’t remember the last time we have beat them for Homecoming. Been too long!

I’ll resume nutritional accountability on Monday Day 8 of 35 ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Focus T25 Beta Phase Day 4 of 35 – Nov. 14, 2013

Focus T25 Beta Phase Day 4 of 35Nov. 14, 2013

Morning Weigh-in: 173
Breakfast: AcidCheck Caplets, Activit, Slimming Formula, Cordastra, and Vanilla Shakeology
Pre-Workout: Energy and Endurance Formula
Workout: Cycling 24.6 Miles followed by Focus T25 Dynamic Core added AcidCheck Granules and Pink Himalayan Salt to Water
Post-Workout: P90X Results & Recovery Formula
Lunch: Salad with Chicken
Dinner: Sushi (No Fried Rolls)
Snack: Pretzels

Went on the Thursday Ride with some friends. It was a good and consistently fast ride even though it felt like heavy work the whole time. Doing the Dynamic Core workout directly after the ride was challenging, being serious abdominal work, but it felt great. I really think that the T25 workouts are complimenting the training. When I cycle and do the workout in the same day so close together, its like doing a Brick Workout and helps my body get used to changing muscle groups fairly quickly. This is very important in triathlons and something I’ll be doing more of as the season draws near. Next week I’ll be adding some runs and swimming into the mix as well, Happy Days!

Insanity: The Asylum Volume 2 Day 1 of 28 – Oct. 28, 2013

Insanity: The Asylum Volume 2 Day 1 of 28Oct. 28, 2013

Morning Weigh-in: 170
Breakfast: AcidCheck Caplets, Activit,Slimming Formula, Cordastra, and Vanilla Shakeology with Cinnamon
Snack: Coffee
Lunch: 1/2 French Dip with Au jus, 1/2 Hot Cajun Turkey Sandwich, 3/4 Bag of Kettle Chips, Water
Snack: Coffee, 2 Peanut Butter Granola Bars
Pre-Workout: Energy and Endurance Formula
Workout: Insanity: The Asylum Volume 2 – X Trainer added AcidCheck Granules and Pink Himalayan Salt to Water
Post-Workout: P90X Results & Recovery Formula
Dinner: Carnitas Fajitas Burrito, Chips and Guacamole
Snack: Lime Popsicle

Back out of the Saddle and into Insanity: The Asylum Volume 2! Glad to be back doing some conditioning and another Beachbody Challenge. I’ve taken the last 5 weeks off of accountability posts. It’s been 4 weeks since the Bakersfield Triathlon. I’ve been cycling a bunch and even competed in a Time Trial 8 days ago (good fun!). Since the Bena Rd Time Trial, I have been fighting a lung and sinus issue. I felt about 80% today, so it was really nice to push the lungs again. No issues besides some initial “getting back into swing of this” early fatigue on the push-ups. Everything else went great! ๐Ÿ™‚ And that should just about catch you up to date on what I have been up to training-wise.

So, if you don’t know anything about Insanity: The Asylum Volume 2 ,ย it is a highly technical program designed for Elite Training. If you have not seen the video of this program take a look here: http://www.beachbodycoach.com/esuite/home/fityak?bctid=1717308278001.

Thanks for reading! Any questions?

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ . 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:ย  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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ So tomorrow, back at it but I won’t make it so boring this time. Starting fresh!