Water Break?

P90X3 Been on Hold – March 9, 2014

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!
Beyond that, my nutrition has not been great for the past few months. So in response to that, I said no more and created the #40DayShred in hopes of shedding some of my winter fat. You can be sure that I am still taking the following supplements while eating better: ActivitSlimming Formula, CordastraChocolate Vegan Shakeology, and Vector450.

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.

Let the 2014 Season begin!

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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!

Who doesn’t like to have fun?

Hey all! I’ve been busy since finishing the Bakersfield Triathlon this past Sunday. What a great race! Classic challenge for everyone! Thank you to all of the sponsors and volunteers who made it happen. Kerry Ryan (Action Sports), thank you for keeping this event going! 33 years this event has brought laughter, and tears, to people’s eyes. Much Appreciation and Maximum Respect to you Sir! If you are interested in knowing more about this race, I will be writing a blog during my travels this weekend about the race and what you can expect should you decide to tackle this awesome event! For now though, here is my blog from last year’s event Bakersfield Triathlon 2012.

Alright, this week has flown by. Taking a week off of training is difficult for me to do, and since my blisters from Sunday’s race are 90% better, I am probably going to head out for a ride tomorrow morning (no running till next week). But despite my “antsy pants” urge to get moving, I have had the pleasure of spending a considerable amount of time with my kids over the past week and a half, and this fills my heart with joy. I can’t express how thankful I am to be able to take them to school and pick them up, help them with their homework, as well as put up with their little brother / big sister spiritedness :-). We have worked hard on our school work, learned important lessons, and we even managed to have great fun too! I mean really, who doesn’t like to have fun?

So really here I wanted to reach out and say hello to anyone who takes a moment to read this post. There are some very cool things in the works right now, for me and for you. Please don’t hesitate to contact me should you be interested in seeing how I can help you.

Ryan Olson – fityak@omcg.net – 775-722-8184 (call or text)

TriCore – Workout 17 – Sept. 28, 2013

TriCore – Workout 17 – Sept. 28, 2013

Morning Weigh-in: 166
Breakfast: AcidCheck Caplets, Activit, Cordastra, and Vanilla Shakeology with Cinnamon, Coffee
Pre-Workout: Energy and Endurance Formula
Workout: TriCore Workout 17 and Ran 3.2 Miles / Insanity: The Asylum Volume 2  – On Hold added AcidCheck Granules and Pink Himalayan Salt to Water
Post-Workout: P90X Results & Recovery Formula
Lunch: Burrito with Chicken, Black beans, brown Rice, Fajitas Veggies, wheat Tortilla
Dinner: Pasta with Chicken, Bread
Snack: Lime Popsicle

Tomorrow is the 33rd Annual Bakersfield Triathlon. My meals got off time a little bit and ended up eating lunch really late. Not a good strategy the day before a race!

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.