Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Time for two lunches?

When I was training for an Ironman, I got the point where I was in danger of dipping below 110 pounds and I really didn't want that. So I started putting a banana into my morning protein shake and eating two lunches a day. If I didn't do that, I would snack pretty much all day and snack food tends to be really high in sugar and not very healthy.

Yes, I could snack on healthy vegetables and nuts but vegetables don't have many calories and there are only so many nuts you can eat before your diet becomes very unbalanced. At one point I was eating 3-4 servings of nuts in the day and 1-2 more at night. That is a lot of nuts!

Enter the two lunches. I thought of them as Lunch One and Lunch Two like Thing One and Thing Two in the Cat in the Hat by Dr. Suess.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Chasing a missing workout

It sucks when life gets in the way of your training schedule. Last weekend I got sick and missed a key workout. It was a Bike-Run-Bike-Run brick. My coach said I didn't really need it, but I really wanted to do it. So I kept trying to fit it in this week. It's really the only week I can do it because the race is in two weeks so if I didn't do this past week, it wasn't going to help me.

But when you are sick, your body gets weak. And a weak body has trouble working out.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Disappointing Neuro Visit

I finally got in to see my neurologist last week. My original plan for this year was to train for this Sprint tri at the end of June and then set my sights on an Olympic distance race at the end of September. And maybe even start weaning off the Topamax.

However, after Wildflower, I started to work like crazy and not get enough sleep. Lack of sleep is the enemy of head injuries. Plus we're in the Build phase of our 16 week triathlon training plan, which means less volume but more intensity in the workouts. Intensity is also the enemy of head injuries.