Friday FunFest!

May 16, 2014¬†started out with an early visit to Bakersfield High School. I was honored to deliver the 1000+ Hot Dogs and Bags of Chips to Fun Fest. Fun Fest is a Carnival for all of the Special Needs kids from the feeder Elementary Schools to BHS. Seriously a fun event. The high school students get to have buddies and do carnival games. A dunk tank, jump houses, ring toss, face paint, and everything else you can think of that belongs at a carnival. Yes cotton candy too ūüėČ The kids look forward to it all year long and the excitement you see on their faces will warm you for a lifetime. I can’t wait till next year!

After a day at the office I got out for a ride and headed up to my parents house. The kids are having a sleepover with Grandma and Papa, but I had to see them. They were swimming when I got there so I got to join in the fun! It’s so nice to ride in a TriSuit! I just took off my cycling shoes and jumped in! Got to play with the kids for a bit but it was getting dark and I had to go chase the sun home.

Capped the night off with watching the Veronica Mars movie with the girls! Good Movie! Great use of kickstarter.com!

Triathlon Training Log
Morning Weigh-in: 170
Breakfast:  3 РAcidCheck Caplets, 2 РSlimming Formula, 2 РCordastra, 2 Р Vector450, and Chocolate Shakeology
Lunch: 2 Bean and Cheese Burritos, 2 Chicken Tacos
Pre-Workout: Energy and Endurance Formula
Workout: Cycling 13.3 Miles, Cycling 3.3 Miles, Swim with Kids, Cycling 9.7 Miles added AcidCheck Granules and Pink Himalayan Salt to water
Workout: P90X Results & Recovery Formula
Dinner: Chicken Fajita Burrito, Chips and Guacamole
Snack: Lime Popsicle, Cliff Bar, Chocolate Shakeology added AcidCheck Granules and Pink Himalayan Salt

Busy Day – A Little BowSwim Perhaps?

Triathlon Training Log – May 15, 2014

Morning Weigh-in: 171
Breakfast:  3 РAcidCheck Caplets, 2 РSlimming Formula, 2 РCordastra, 2 Р Vector450, and Chocolate Shakeology
Lunch:
 Charbroiled Chicken Club Sandwich, Water
Workout: 5 Minute Swim on BowSwim
Dinner: 2 Protein Bars, Water
Dessert: Root Beer Freeze
Snack: Handful of Chocolate, Bag of Popcorn, Tall Glass of Orange Juice

Busy, busy day. Work. Errands. Kids’ Open House. Kid’s Choir Performance. Sleep. Had just enough time to jump on the BowSwim for a super quick swim somewhere in the middle of all of that. Not much of a workout, but it got my blood moving a bit. Hoping that tomorrow brings something in the way of a real workout! And after looking at my accountability, I just realized why I was so hungry; I barely ate yesterday. I need to do better on nutrition. Not that I need to lose weight or anything (my weight fluctuates between races), but if I was looking to lean out, starving myself would not be the way to do it. And doing it too many days in a row will start to have the opposite effect. A body in starvation mode will convert calories into fat. And that is not what anyone wants¬†to do. Good thing I didn’t really workout yesterday! ūüėČ

 

Back in Alignment

Triathlon Training Log – May 14, 2014

Morning Weigh-in: 172
Breakfast:  3 РAcidCheck Caplets, 2 РSlimming Formula, 2 РCordastra, 2 Р Vector450, and Chocolate Shakeology
Lunch:
 BBQ Chicken Pizza with Gluten Free Dough, Dessert Bar (Caramel, and Chocolate on Shortbread)
Recovery: Chiropractic Adjustment with 1/2 Hour Rest
Pre-Workout: Energy and Endurance Formula
Workout: Cycling 19 Miles added AcidCheck Granules and Pink Himalayan Salt to Water
Post-Workout: P90X Results & Recovery Formula
Dinner: Chicken Burrito, Chips and Guacamole
Recovery: Foam Rolling 1 Hour
Snack: Handful of Chocolate and a Lime Popsicle

Took off Tuesday from training. I am thinking that Tuesday may start to be my rest day from now on. Today I couldn’t take it any longer and went in to see the Chiropractor about the pain in my left leg. I have tried rest, stretching, and myofascial release with no success. These past two months have been painful, labored, and somewhat depressing to say the least. When your body is out of whack and you can’t perform as well as you would like, it tends to bum you out. It turns out that I was way out of alignment and all I needed was a good adjustment. I immediately felt relief which in turn made me sleepy. (I have not been sleeping well for the past few months) Its amazing how something like skeletal alignment can affect your activities of daily living. After a quick nap, I was ready to go for a bike ride. I felt so much more comfortable and even though the wind was blowing pretty good and the triple digit heat was sizzling, I put down a decent workout! Looking forward to seeing what else I am able to achieve with my rejuvenation!

 

Monday Maintenance

Triathlon Training Log – May 12, 2014

Morning Weigh-in: 173
Breakfast:  3 РAcidCheck Caplets, 2 РSlimming Formula, 2 РCordastra, 2 Р Vector450, and Chocolate Shakeology
Lunch:
 Turkey and Avocado on Wheat, Baked Potato Chips, Water
Recovery: Massage
Pre-Workout: Energy and Endurance Formula
Workout: Swimming 1000 yards 200yd Warm-up 6 x 100yd Intervals 200yd Cool-down
Post-Workout: P90X Results & Recovery Formula
Dinner: Chicken Fajita Burrito with Black Beans and Brown Rice, Chips and Guacamole
Snack: 1 Bowl Honey Bunches of Oats with 2% Milk (just enough to get most of the cereal wet)

Nice day to recoup and getting in a nice massage and swim workout. Distance wasn’t there today but its always good to get into the pool and then stretch in the hot tub!

 

Train – Race – Prom – Mother’s Day – What a Weekend!

Triathlon Training Log – May 9-11, 2014

Pre-Race Day – May 9, 2014
Morning Weigh-in:
 171
Breakfast:  3 РAcidCheck Caplets, 2 РSlimming Formula, 2 РCordastra, 2 Р Vector450, and Chocolate Shakeology
Lunch:
 Salad with Chicken
Pre-Workout: Energy and Endurance Formula
Workout: Running 4 Miles
Post-Workout: 
P90X Results & Recovery Formula
Dinner: Chicken and Pasta Primavera, Bread, Salad
Snack: Protein Bar

Race Day¬†–¬†May 10, 2014
Morning Weigh-in:
 170
Breakfast:  3 РAcidCheck Caplets, 2 РSlimming Formula, 2 РCordastra, 2 Р Vector450, and Chocolate Shakeology
Pre-Race: Energy and Endurance Formula
Workout: Los Angeles Championship Triathlon Series Race #2 added AcidCheck Granules and Pink Himalayan Salt to Water
Post-Workout: 
P90X Results & Recovery Formula
Lunch: Chicken Sandwich, Sweet Potato Fries, Coke
Dinner: Turkey Sandwich on Wheat
Snack: Assorted Desserts and a Lime Popsicle

Recovery Day¬†–¬†May 11, 2014
Morning Weigh-in:
 169
Breakfast: Bacon, Eggs, Wheat Toast, Cinnamon French Toast, Coffee
Lunch:
 3 РAcidCheck Caplets, 2 РSlimming Formula, 2 РCordastra, 2 Р Vector450, and Chocolate Shakeology
Dinner: Chicken, Filet Mignon, Vegetables,
Dessert: Lime Popsicle
Snack: 3 Bowls Honey Bunches of Oats with 2% Milk

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the¬†Mothers out there! We wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for you!

I think I may have over done it on Friday. Left leg tightened up again after my run. Did what I could to stretch it out but ran out of time. Needed sleep.

Race Day – Woke up at 4 AM to head to Bonelli Park for Race #2 of the LA Championship Tri Series. What a great race! I love it! I felt pretty good but if you don’t prepare properly, don’t expect to set a Personal Record right? In fact, I was slower this year on all three disciplines. Here is how the race went:

LACTS 2 - 2014

Gun goes off and into the water we go. Not a bad start and I felt pretty good despite the fact that I have not swam this month. I got into a rhythm and near the end somehow ended up dolphin spearing another competitor right in the side within the last 100 meters. It was weird, he just came out of no where and my head got him square in the ribs. Sorry dude! Next, I get to the ramp to head up to T1 and kick a rock with my left pinkie toe and then I miss-stepped on the carpet and bend my right big toe under as I take a full step on it. Feet were a bit numb so it didn’t really hurt at the time. I run into transition, get the wetsuit off, then have trouble getting my helmet secured. Tried like 5 times. Finally I just took a deep breath and clicked it. Headed out of T1 and jumped on my bike. It took me a bit to get going. If you have ever done a triathlon you know that its a tough thing to get your blood circulating back to your legs after swimming. I finally got into it and started to pick off some people. I love to give encouraging words to people as I ride by. “Great job! Keep it going!” I hope it helps ūüôā So, I thought I put in a good ride, but the hills may have gotten the best of me that day. Looks like I’ll be hitting the hill intervals soon! I get back in from the bike and headed into T2. When I started to get off of my bike at the dismount mark, I didn’t swing my leg high enough and hit the seat. Almost fell over into a volunteer. Dang I felt like a rookie :-\ Got to the rack and the two triathletes I was between didn’t rack their bikes properly and left me no room. #triathleteissues such is life. I moved the bikes, racked mine, and got to business. Shoes on and headed out on the run. That is when I felt it, that light pressure in your pelvis when you may have hydrated a little too much. The weather was overcast and it kept the course cool, unfortunately I drank a little too much water and now I had to pee. This is a very hard thing to do while running. Believe me I tried. Since it wasn’t going to happen on the run, about a mile and a half in I stopped at the RV Park bathroom and relieved the issue. Back out on the course in a jiffy with a new spring in my step! I just worked through the rest of the race and crossed the line. Happy to finish 9th in my age group and 54th overall. Not one of my finest finishes, but it was a great race that showed me what I need to work on. Yes, Everything!

LACTS 2014 Finisher

I headed back home so I could go help out at the Bakersfield High School Prom. That was a bunch of work for a tired triathlete with little sleep, but it was so worth it to see all of the kids have so much fun! I heard a bunch of the kids say that it was the best dance they had ever attended. So cool! The decorations were awesome and the venue was rockin!

BHS Prom 2014

My girlfriend works so hard to make sure that the kids have a great event planned. Tough job being an Activities Director. You do it so well Anna!

BHS Prom 2014 - Ryan and Anna

Mother’s Day – Brunch with my girlfriend and then headed over to my parents to have a yummy dinner and help plant some tomatoes. Nice and relaxing afternoon! I love you Mom!

And that’s a wrap!

Carbo Load and an Evening Spin

Triathlon Training Log –¬†May 8, 2014
Morning Weigh-in:
 171
Breakfast:  3 РAcidCheck Caplets, 2 РSlimming Formula, 2 РCordastra, 2 Р Vector450, and Chocolate Shakeology
Lunch:
 Salad with Chicken
Pre-Workout: Energy and Endurance Formula
Workout: Cycling 18.9 Miles added AcidCheck Granules and Pink Himalayan Salt to Water
Post-Workout: 
P90X Results & Recovery Formula
Dinner: Rotisserie Chicken, Corn Tortillas, Pinto Beans, Spanish Rice
Dessert: Lime Popsicle, 7 Starburst (Carbs)
Snack: Lime Popsicle, Honey Bunches of Oats with 2% Milk, Protein Bar

Just a regular work day with an afternoon ride! Starting the Carbo Load for this weekend’s race!

Connect 4

Triathlon Training Log –¬†May 6, 2014
Morning Weigh-in:
 171
Breakfast:  3 РAcidCheck Caplets, 2 РSlimming Formula, 2 РCordastra, 2 Р Vector450, and Chocolate Shakeology
Pre-Workout: Energy and Endurance Formula
Workout: Group Ride Cycling 18.3 Miles added AcidCheck Granules and Pink Himalayan Salt to Water
Post-Workout: P90X Results & Recovery Formula
Lunch:
 Protein Bar, Water
Dinner: Chicken Breast, Broccoli, Corn on Cobb, Part of Chinese Chicken Salad and Cobb Salad, Baguette
Snack: Lime Popsicle and Honey Bunches of Oats with Unsweetened Almond Milk

Tuesday is my normal day with the kids ūüôā¬†While they were at school I took advantage of the Tuesday Lunch Ride. Even though it was pretty windy, we turned in some good segment times. Faster than yesterday. And today marked 4 days in a row of cycling. Feels good to get back into a rhythm. Basically back to where I was last season before I stopped really triathlon/cycling training and fell beck to strength training (excuse to put on some winter weight ūüėČ ). This is a good thing for sure!
Bucephalus Front
After today’s ride I made one more adjustment to bring the bars up and closer to me. This will keep me from cheating forward and riding the tip of the saddle. I find myself migrating forward and keep having to scoot myself back. This isn’t comfortable and also puts a greater demand on my quadriceps. Not a big deal when doing a short time trial, but it will mean a great deal¬†in longer triathlons when I go to run. Train smart!

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Triathlon Training Log –¬†May 5, 2014
Morning Weigh-in:
 172
Breakfast:  3 РAcidCheck Caplets, 2 РSlimming Formula, 2 РCordastra, 2 Р Vector450, and Chocolate Shakeology
Workout: Insanity: The Asylum Volume 1 Speed & Agility added Energy and Endurance Formula, AcidCheck Granules and Pink Himalayan Salt to Water
Post-Workout: P90X Results & Recovery Formula
Lunch:
 Turkey and Havarti on Wheat
Snack/Pre-Workout: Granola Bar and Sugar 2 Cookies Iced
Workout: Cycling 25.6 Miles added AcidCheck Granules and Pink Himalayan Salt to Water
Post-Workout: P90X Results & Recovery Formula
Dinner: TriTip, 2 Bowls Honey Bunches of Oats with Unsweetened Almond Milk, Corn Chips with Spicy Hummus, Bag of Popcorn
Recovery: 1 Hour Rumbleroller
Dessert: Lime Popsicle

Spent time with the kids today! Snuck in an Asylum workout while they were at school ūüėȬ†Homework and swimming sounded like a good plan as it warmed up this afternoon. I love them!
Addison and Davis

3 days of cycling in a row, and I couldn’t be more pleased. Starting to get comfortable on the¬†Falco V. Moved the bar extensions back just a bit and it made a huge difference. I wasn’t squirming around as much as yesterday and I actually got into a sustainable groove at around 24mph. Makes me happy! Fitting your body to a bike truly is a science of millimeters. I may actually make a couple more changes over the next week ūüôā
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Sunday Fun Day

Triathlon Training Log –¬†May 4, 2014
Morning Weigh-in:
 171
Breakfast:  3 РAcidCheck Caplets, 2 РSlimming Formula, 2 РCordastra, 2 Р Vector450, and Chocolate Shakeology
Lunch: Turkey and Avocado on Wheat
Workout: Cycling 29 Miles added AcidCheck Granules and Pink Himalayan Salt to Water
Post-Workout: P90X Results & Recovery Formula
Dinner: TriTip, Green Beans, Corn on the Cobb
Dessert: Lime Popsicle, Ice Cream Sandwich
Snack: 3 bowls Honey Bunches of Oats with Unsweetened Almond Milk

Fun day riding my bike and spending time with the kids! They are total water bugs and love spending time in the pool pretty much any time.

Getting back on the bike and putting in some more miles is all I can do right now. to get used to being in the right position again. My times are just a little off of where they were last summer. I don’t think it will take that long for me to settle in on the Falco V and start putting down some faster times. I do need to spend more time riding by myself though. I love riding with the groups, but since I don’t race in a pace line it doesn’t give me practical race training. Don’t get me wrong, we ride plenty hard and plenty fast in the group , and some of my KOM’s are from group rides, but if I want to get used to riding long distances without drafting I need to go for more rides outside of the pace line. (Alternate would be to just stay ahead of the pace line and always be out in front – I am sure a bunch of the guys wouldn’t mind that ūüėČ )

Nutrition got a bit away from me last night. Looks like the carb frenzy made its way back into my evening! I’ll need to watch that this week. Time to taper the weight back down under 170 for my race this weekend at Bonelli Park.

Back in the Saddle Again!

Triathlon Training Log –¬†May 3, 2014
Morning Weigh-in:
 170
Breakfast:  3 РAcidCheck Caplets, 2 РSlimming Formula, 2 РCordastra, 2 Р Vector450, and Chocolate Shakeology
Lunch: Salad with Chicken
Workout: Cycling 4.5 Miles and Cycling 36.6 Miles added AcidCheck Granules and Pink Himalayan Salt to Water
Post-Workout: P90X Results & Recovery Formula
Dinner: Steak, Potatoes, Artichoke, and Bread
Dessert: Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich
Snack: Glass of Orange Juice, Glass of Unsweetened Almond Milk, PowerBar Protein Bar, Bag of Popcorn
Recovery: 1 Hour on Rumble Roller

What an awesome day! Spent the morning with the kiddos. Took Davis to Tee-Ball! He played so good! Here is a little YouTube video of him playing First Base  http://youtu.be/MYp4ZmNRCc4 Good stuff!

After Tee-Ball we grabbed some lunch and it was time for the kids to go up to Grandma and Papa’s house while I went for a little ride. I received my replacement seat post from Falco Bike and couldn’t wait to get Bucephalus dialed in. When I received the bike, I cut the seat post too short before fitting and severely handicapped myself. Proper bike fit is so important for your body mechanics. I couldn’t wait to be able to ride this majestic beast without having to go get a massage because my body was in the wrong position. It has kept me from riding, but at last the waiting is over. I don’t think I’ll have a problem making up for lost time ūüėČ Thank you Binny for getting me that replacement post so fast! You are an amazing sponsor!

Bucephalus at Action Sports

A special thank you to ActionSports for taking on the bike build and getting me dialed in today! You guys are amazing! Riding today was awesome and so much more comfortable and enjoyable!

Disclaimer: As a triathlete,¬†I am not eating with the intention of weight loss but rather to maintain weight and fuel my activity.¬†If you are not as active as I am, please don’t use my nutritional intake as your model. If you would like help finding out a meal plan¬†and workouts that would be good for you, please don’t hesitate to text or call me at 775-722-8184 or Facebook me at¬†www.facebook.com/fityak. Looking forward to hearing from you!