Two pre-workout meals
This is the usual protocol for people with normal working hours.
12-1 PM or around lunch/noon: Meal one. Approximately 20-25% of daily total calorie intake.
4-5 PM: Pre-workout meal. Roughly equal to the first meal.
8-9 PM: Post-workout meal (largest meal).
As I sit here I am struggling with my weight loss plateau. I eat fairly clean, drink rarely, and have been sitting at the same weight for the past month or so. I know I've probably been eating too much, so it is time to make a few changes. My first change will be moving to the LeanGains two pre-workout meal protocol.
I have read about this method of eating for the past year, but have never actually implemented it. Now it is time! My only concern will be around energy levels given that I am in the middle of Ironman training. A quick month spike will determine the long-term viability of LeanGains for me, while training for IMKY.
Mission Complete! Woke up early to bang this mutha out! My legs were toast given that I completed Stage 7 very late last night! Glad this guy is over, now time to give my legs a rest for a day or two!
TrainerRoad Data: http://www.trainerroad.com/cycling/rides/324232
Call me sick or whatever, but I actually enjoyed this ride. Upon looking at the layout, I thought it was going to be hell at a 265 FTP, however I got into a groove and enjoyed the entire ride.
300 Free, 200 Kick, 300 Pull
4 x 75 Drill, Swim, Drill
4 x 75 Kick
8 x 100 (4 x 100, :20 rest, 4 x 100, :10 rest)
Stage 5, the recovery ride...my ass! While this ride didn't look too difficult, I was tired. My legs were still fatigued from both yesterday's ride and this morning's Crossfit workout. Oh August 25, you couldn't get here any sooner!
Props to Marty S, David B, and Andre R for all increasing their FTP (210, 207, 220). I'm the only lazy one who is staying put at a FTP of 265!
TrainerRoad data: http://www.trainerroad.com/cycling/rides/322395
At first, I thought Stage 4 would have been easy, but then the first 2 minute interval came and my legs were screaming! As we continue to make it thru the various stages of this beast, a few of us have decided to join up using Google+ Hangouts to chat and motivate each other.
TrainerRoad Data: http://www.trainerroad.com/cycling/rides/321286
Since I was lazy for so long on this blog, I never announced that I am signed up for Ironman Louisville! I figured, from a timing perspective, this would be the right year to do IMKY so that I can focus on the kids sports starting August 26th, 2013 :)
From now until August 25th, you'll see various blurbs about my IMKY training and and race preparation. I'm very excited about this race and can't wait for that day to come, primarily so I can chill and not have to train 1-2 times a day!
Stage 3 started off with a climb that made my legs feel like shit! The cool thing about this ride is that I joined a Google+ hangout with David Bess from Georgia and Andre Roberts from New York and we chatted, motivated, and laughed as we struggled thru this monster.
Tomorrow will be interesting as I have Masters Swim in the AM and Stage 4 in the PM. Actually Thursday will be even more interesting with Crossfit in the AM and Stage 5 in the PM!
TrainerRoad data: http://www.trainerroad.com/cycling/rides/320158