I pretty much decided that when I got back from vacation with the family, I’d kick it back into gear after letting my training go for the past few weeks. Between work, traveling to Boston for work, and then a short week leading into our vacation, it was hard to find the time, hence also the reason I fell behind on the blog. Heading into our Cabo trip, I think I only got one workout in, an hour on the seated stationary bike. I did bring workout clothes to Cabo, thinking I’d use their gym while there, but as you guessed, that never happened.
Cabo was a blast. Our best family destination vacation to date. The days / nights were spent drinking, relaxing, swimming, eating, reading, and more drinking with family and friends. The weather was awesome, in the 90’s, sunny, with a breeze as the sun was going down. Looking forward to our next visit. The kids really enjoyed it and it was amazing to watch how good they have gotten at swimming and diving. It’s great to have the villa for the them as they will get to grow up with it in the family, eventually being able to pass it down to their children.
Beginning this weekend (Sunday), it’s the 6 week countdown to Ironman Lake Tahoe. Time to get my shit together and hunker down on the training. Friday morning, after a week of drinking Coronas, tequila shots, margaritas, chocolate martinis, and mojitos, I tipped the scales at 193.6 lbs. That means I have 17.6 lbs. to lose in the next 6 1/2 weeks. I tend to lose weight fairly quickly, just like I put it on, so provided I amp up the training, eat really clean, and cut back on the drinking, I’m pretty sure I can do it. My diet the next 4-5 weeks is going to be a low carb, high protein diet, with a lot of fruit and vegetables. The 1-2 weeks leading into the race, I’ll reintroduce carbs back in to get ready for the event. Since I’ve been back, here’s what I’ve eaten to give you an idea.
Breakfast – Muscle Milk Protein Shake.
Lunch – Ahi Poke over Seaweed Salad, 4 pieces of Sashimi, Miso Soup.
Dinner – Sea Bass, Potato Croquette, Broccolini.
Breakfast – 2 Eggs, Avocado, Spring Mix, Salsa, Chicken Breast, in a Whole Wheat Tortilla.
Workout – I swam 115 laps in the pool at a moderate pace in 80 minutes.
Post Workout – Muscle Milk Protein Shake. Gatorade.
I still have a number of things to do leading up to the race that I will knock out in the coming weeks. I think I’m going to change the saddle on my bike to make it more comfortable, I need to fix my bike speedometer, add a water bottle holder behind my seat so I can carry now 4-5 water bottles at one time, buy a swim cap for cold weather swimming, and buy arm warmers.
I also need to put together a race plan and a nutrition plan too.