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What Not To Eat Before a Time Trial

Hey, hey!  How’s your Monday been so far?  I can’t wait to share the recap from Saturday’s MuckFest MS Mud Run, but I’m still waiting on more pictures.  But posting one won’t hurt, right?

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Yes, running through mud and tackling 20 obstacles totally calls for some serious muscle flexing.  Woohoo for Team Mighty Mucks!

Workout #1 – Running

Well, recovery week is definitely over:  a new Full Throttle Endurance training cycle officially started this morning—with a two-mile time trial on the indoor track.  OK, by now, I should be used to this TT business—I’ve done it not once, but twice—so you’d think I’d have it somewhat figured out.  Clearly, the knowledge isn’t the problem; it’s the execution.  Case in point:  eating pizza for not one, but two meals yesterday probably wasn’t the best idea.

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Yes, this is leftover from Saturday night’s dinner.  Yes, this is a picture from Sunday’s on-the-go breakfast.  Yes, it was delicious.

So I probably didn’t fuel as well as I should have the day before, but what can you do?  Life happens.  Even with the sub-par pre-TT nutrition, I still shaved 30 seconds off my previous two mile time and finished in a respectable 14:0X.  Success!

Breakfast

During high school, I used to be obsessed with the breakfast sandwiches from Dunkin’ Donuts.  I actually had one Saturday before the mud run (again, not fueling adequately), but it didn’t live up to expectations.  Sadness.  So this morning called for my favorite, an egg white breakfast sandwich.

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Mmmm, missed this big time.

Later this morning, I met Jen for coffee—and for a trip to Dashing Diva to get our nails done!  Even though there’s an unofficial blogger commandment that says multiple photographs and posts to social media outlets are required for an event to truly happen, our morning went entirely undocumented.  We had so much fun chatting away and getting manis (for her) and pedis (for me).  I always enjoy hanging out with Jen because one, she’s super fun, and two, she reminds me it isn’t totally taboo for a young, 20-something to be active and training for events.  We hope to go to a yoga class sometime soon!

Lunch

After a quick trip to Trader Joe’s, I made a wrap with mustard, spinach, turkey, avocado, and pepper jack cheese.

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Plus a ton of carrots while I worked on MuckFest donation thank you notes.

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Multitasking at its finest.

Workout #2 – Strength Training

I originally planned to lift this morning after running, but my teammates and I ended up talking about tri bikes for 40 minutes (#trigeek).  At this point, the tri bike may happen this season, especially in light of recent news, but we’ll see.  Anyway, I hit the weights this afternoon for a full-body workout.

Post-Workout Snack

My workout ended around 5 p.m., and I didn’t want to eat a huge snack before dinner, so I made a mini protein smoothie with one frozen banana, a little bit of frozen kale and spinach, plus a few blueberries for good measure and half a scoop of Jay Robb egg white protein powder.

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And now it’s time to get dinner in the oven.

Without getting too graphic, is there anything you can’t eat before workouts or races?

Return of the Wetsuit

Hey, hey—happy Friday!  First, thanks for your supportive comments on yesterday’s downer of a post.  Even though I’ve moved past it (sort of), I’m still struggling with the fact that I didn’t finish the 500 yards due to lack of effort; I would be OK with the cutoff if I had given 100 percent, but that wasn’t the case.  However, I do feel a little better because my teammate who also completed the “race” wasn’t pleased with his performance either, and like me, he was in a bad mood all day.  Takes one to know one, right?  What really turned my outlook around, though, was an email from Andrew. (I also briefly talked to him at our team meet-up last night.) I feel like I let him down (and myself, obviously) by doing not-so-great yesterday, but he said it’s a different kind of event that requires a different strategy, and it was my first time doing it—and he was happy with how I did.  Live, race, and learn.

Workout – Swimming

Guess what came with me to this morning’s swim session?

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Hey, wetsuit!  Long time no see!  Our practice was wetsuit optional, and based on my high school basketball experience, I know optional really means required. (My high school coach was notorious for holding “optional, but highly encouraged attending” open gyms, aka mandatory.)  I haven’t worn it since the DeRuyter Triathlon in September, and it’s been patiently waiting in my closet to make its 2013 debut.

According to my teammates, Nautica South Beach will be wetsuit-legal, so it’s time to start logging some time in it.  I forgot how snug it fits up top, and I thought my arms would fall off during our 500-yard warm up.  I was also overheating a bit, but wearing the suit proved to be worth it—we did the doggie paddle and water polo drills again, and the extra buoyancy was great!  More importantly, it was my first time wearing my wetsuit since really working on my swim, and it was awesome to feel the improvements.  It’s all about progress!

Breakfast

As soon as I got home, I inhaled a mashed banana and some plain Greek yogurt before taking a shower.  After, I made some instant oats and added half a scoop of Jay Robb egg white protein powder.

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Plus some cinnamon and brown sugar—so good!

My sister Margaret is here, so we’ll be exploring, shopping, and eating the day away.  Have a great one!

And Happy International Women’s Day!  Be sure to read Gina’s post too!