Week 5 – Oh, the joy of travel

Welcome to the review of week #5.

I love Colorado, and apparently many others have the same feeling.  Especially those who are focused on Ironman triathlon.  Check out this link:  10 Best Places to be an IRONMAN

Unfortunately, I haven’t spent much time in Colorado this week, and it looks like the next three weeks will be the same.  On the road the whole time.  Travel makes it tough to stick to a good training routine.  I was able to manage getting all but one workout in, missing the mid-week bike.  In all, it was a decent week.  The silver lining to the week was being able to train at sea level.  It certainly makes a difference to train regularly at 5,430 feet, then take a run on the California coast… feels great!

Missing one workout, I can’t call it a perfect week, but I’d give it a solid B for a grade.

Nutrition Report

In my nutrition blog last week, I promised to post what I was eating, to remain as accountable as possible to the advice I gave.  To that end, here’s what the week looked like:

Preworkout Breakfast Snack Lunch Snack Dinner
 n/a Raisin Bread with Cream Cheese  Yogurt with Granola  Black Bean and Rice Soft Taco  Clif Bar  Salmon Salad
Yogurt with Granola, English Muffin Breakfast Burrito with Ham n/a Clif Bar Banana Salmon, Spinach, Brussels Sprouts, Potatoes
Hammer Gel Eggs, Sausage, Oatmeal, V8  Banana Grilled Chicken on Wheat Bread  n/a Fish Tacos
(Missed Ride)
n/a Egg Whites, Ham, Rice, Tortilla Clif Bar Almond Butter and Banana Sandwich Peanut Butter on Wheat Crackers  Mexican Food (Chicken Chimichangas and Black Beans)
 Hammer Gel  Chocolate Milk (Recovery), Raisin Bread with Cream Cheese  Clif Bar  Tuna Sandwich Banana and Peanuts Lobster and Cheese Ravioli with Salad
(Long Ride)
 Hammer Gel, 1/2 Clif Bar while riding  Egg White and Turkey Breakfast Sandwich  n/a  Turkey Sandwich Clif Bar Chicken with Mustard Sauce, Rice, Brussels Sprouts
(Long Run)
Hammer Gel  Yogurt, Granola, Eggs, Chorizo n/a  Chicken and Artichoke Salad on English Muffin 1/2 Clif Bar  Shrimp Tacos

If I had to grade the week’s nutrition, I’d give it a B, or maybe even a B-minus.  I missed a few snacks, and I didn’t always combine protein and carbs, as I should have.  On the night I ate Mexican food, I overate a bit.  That affected my swim on Friday.  On the plus side, I ate seafood 5 of the 7 days, and chicken the other two for dinner.  Good protein week.

Also this week, I return to a dedicated strength training routine.  I’ll be doing the GORUCK event on Saturday, May 3rd, which will be pretty intense.  Check it out:  GORUCK Light

GORUCK Light LogoGORUCK Challenge Logo

At the end of May, it’s the Bolder Boulder 10K, which Runner’s World called America’s best 10K.  I’ve run it twice before, and it’s a great race.  Going for a PR this time for sure!  In June, I’ll do the GORUCK Challenge.  Good times.  After that, it’s all triathlon…

Even as I post this, I’m in the middle of Week #6, but now I’m in Las Vegas, which makes it even tougher to train and eat properly (not to mention rest), but I’m sticking with it.  More next week.

Train On!!