Week 7 – California Dreamin’

Cal Dreamin

So now we’re in a new phase, Base 1. We’ll be here for four weeks. As I write this, I’m in San Jose, California. I spent last week here, as well. It was rainy during the early part of the week, but in epic California fashion, the weather improved, and it was perfect the second half of the week. Once again, that allowed for training outdoors. Love it!!

Here’s the new “report card” format I’ve been working on, with weekly progress chart, workout and nutrition grades, and nutrition info. I’ll start putting this at the end of each report.

Workout Grade:

B-

Nutrition Grade:

A-

Weekly Progress by Phase

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

GR

10k

GR

Oly

IM

Prep

Base 1

Base 2

Base 3

Build

Peak/Taper

Preworkout

Breakfast

Snack

Lunch

Snack

Dinner

Monday
(Recovery, Travel Day)

n/a

Yogurt, Granola

Banana, Cheese Stick

Chicken Salad Sandwich, Crackers

Clif Bar

Burger Patty, Asparagus

Tuesday
(Swim)

n/a

Yogurt, Granola

Mixed Fruit, Scone

Chicken Breast, Spinach Salad, Pearl Pasta

n/a

Malaysian Sizzling Chicken, Brown Rice

Wednesday
(Run)

Hammer Gel

Egg Whites, Ham, English Muffin, Banana

n/a

Turkey Sandwich on Wheat, Pasta Salad

Banana, Peanuts

Fish Tacos, Chips, Beer

Thursday
(Ride, Travel Day)

n/a

Egg White Veggie Omelet, Yogurt, Granola

Clif Bar

GB Burger, Fries

Pita Chips, Hummus

Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Friday
(Swim)

Hammer Gel

Egg Whites, Cheese, English Muffin

n/a

Steak Salad Wrap

Clif Bar

Salmon, Pasta, Brussels Sprouts

Saturday
(Long Ride)

PB&J on Wheat

Breakfast Burrito w/Eggs and Turkey Sausage

n/a

Turkey Sandwich, Apple

n/a

Pork Chop, Pasta, Broccoli

Sunday
(Long Run)

Banana

Yogurt, Granola, Raisin Bread

Protein Bar

n/a

(bad!)

Pretzels, Peanut Butter

Salmon, Potatoes, Salad

Workout Report

The workouts I had this week were great, but the issue was that I wasn’t able to get in all of them. This week required some days with multiple workouts, and with the ongoing travel, I couldn’t fit it all in. It only gets harder from here, so I’ll have to just get it done. Workout volume was supposed to be 8:10, but I only got 5:35, thus the B- on the report card. Next week the volume increases, so I’d better step it up!

Saturday, I did hit the bike for 2 hours and 20 minutes. When I set out, it was 31F/-1C, so it was pretty darn cold. I don’t think it got above 38F/3C the whole ride. On Sunday, my running partner, LJ, wasn’t available, so my long run was on my own, but that was ok. Same temperature, but easier to handle when running, for sure! Got seven miles under my belt, and felt like I could have kept going much further.

Wish me luck for the next week… 10 hours of training required, and multiple workouts on 4 of the 6 days.

Nutrition Report

So, nutrition was better, but I missed lunch one day (Sunday). I got stuck running errands, and refused to buy fast food along the way… just can’t do it. I do need to get better at eating my snacks, etc., but this week was a good week, especially given that I traveled.

As always, thanks for reading! Have a great week everyone.

Train On!!

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2 thoughts on “Week 7 – California Dreamin’

  1. Ah I saw your post in my WordPress reader on my phone, but I couldn’t see the chart – now I’m finally able to sit down and read it on my computer. I like the chart idea a lot! It’s a great way to condense all the information from your week. Good luck on your multiple workouts!

    • Thanks! That’s good feedback, too. Maybe I should change it a little to make it more readable on the phone. Glad you liked the idea. Might be a little too much information, but we’ll see how it goes… incidentally, I did a 2 hour multiple workout this morning (swim/bike)… whew!

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