Monday, August 11, 2008

last big day...

Yesturday was my last big day of training. The last 2 weeks have been hard as my body isnt recoverying as fast as last year... i have to adjuste my sessions from what i use to do before.

Sunday: rode for 5h at z2, stay patient and conservative the all way and followed right away with a 25min run z2. Running was 4min/km steady and the bike was just riding along...

I then went to the lake for a 3km straight steady swim. Feel good overall today and steady but nothing was race pace so that might be why.

I m starting a 2 weeks taper, today is a relax 90min ride and a 4km swim....

The big and difficult adjustement lately as been nutrition. I cant eat what i use to. Anything with gluten get me very sick in a matter of 2-3h. I dont know what to eat anymore... i m starving and craving bagels and all the usual stuff that i use to eat but i need to find new recepeit. I found it very hard so far as i still havent found what to eat before workout to feel good. Thanks to those that have sended me recepit and food advice... i really appreciate it and needed it. Still working hard on finding what will be my pre race day meal strategy for the ironman canada....

ok...enough olympic wathing... time for a ride and enjoy the sun!


pseudoyams said...

Im not Celiac, but I avoid grains/gluten as much as possible. I find my body works better without that stuff so I dont eat it. Van's makes some awesome GF waffles. I think they taste better than the "normal" ones. I usually eat some of those w/ pb and a banana prerace. Otherwise just a ton of fruit, veggies and lean meat is what fuels me.

Find a good grocery with a good health food section. They have TONS of stuff out there that is gluten free, different breads included. ;)

Take care.

Kylie said...

I bet you have seen this before, but here is a blog of a lady who, with her husband, do tons of gluten-free cooking and recipes:

In fact, the blog pretty much focuses on foods that are gluten-free and tasty. She just had a kid, so the last couple posts are off-topic, but if you read some older ones or check out her recipe index you might get some ideas:

I know, I know... it means making foods and not having them ready-made... but it might be worth it.

kevin said...

do you eat Fruit? If so,
in blender:
1 ripe peach
handful raspberries
1/2 mango, peeled
1 banana
juice of 1 orange
1 Tbsp Honey
2-3 Tbsp plain Yogurt (or protein powder)
1 1/2 Tbsp elderberry juice (optional)(aids immune system)

good luck with the taper
(if you like this recipe, I have a gagillion more and would love to pass them your way

Jen Plods Along said...

Have you seen Amazon's Gluten Free section in grocery?

Lauren said...

Can't go wrong with rice and chicken.

And I agree with pseudoyams, the Van's waffles are good. Tinkyada rice pasta is great too. KISS and stay with rice, chicken, and some fresh fruit/veggies for the next few days... whenever i have issues, going back to the basics is the only thing that helps.

And keep reading the labels. There is gluten in a lot more things than you think. When in doubt, don't eat it.

Jacqui said...

Hey Buddy
Have a great time at IM Canada! It will be good to see you out there doing your thing!

Jacqui said...

Hey Buddy
Have a great time at IM Canada! It will be good to see you out there doing your thing!