Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Inspirational Read: Carrying the Fallen at Ironman Mont Tremblant

All of this can best be summed up with the following quote:

“If our lives can end so suddenly and so arbitrarily, then we need to take our chances when we can. You cannot wait for the perfect day to arrive because it might not.”

When I finished Ironman Mont Tremblant, I found out that the CEO of WTC (governing body of Ironman races), Andrew Messick did the race and beat me. Prior to the race, there was no mention of him being in it and I figured he decided to do the race "stealth" to and not draw attention to it. I thought the primary reason was to stay in touch with the the experience the athletes have during a race to ensure it is an awesome Ironman-branded experience. A few days later, more light was shed on the reasoning for Andrew competing at Mont Tremblant.If you get a moment, I would definitely recommend reading the article as a reminder that every day is a blessing.

Carrying the Fallen via Slowtwitch

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Diet Log: 22 Aug 2012

Apple Pie Larabar
Labrada Lean Protein Shake
Daily Supplement Stack
Bulletproof Coffee

Barbacoa Bowl at Chipotle w/ brown rice, veggies, pico de gallo, lettuce

Capragreens Shake
Okri Coconut Almond Bar

Grass-fed flank steak, steamed broccoli, sauteed spinach in kerry gold butter

pieces of dark chocolate w/ cherries

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Ironman Mont Tremblant 2012 Tracking

Less than 24 hours until the start canon for Ironman Mont Tremblant. For those who want to follow virtually, there's a couple of ways:

1) My Athlete Live
I don't have the luxury of carrying around my cell phone like Ironman Arizona because I don't get service in Canada so I signed up for athlete gps tracking via My Athlete Live. I basically wear a little device clipped to my race belt that transmits my GPS coordinates to a website. The primary reason for getting this service was for the family here in Mont Tremblant so they know my whereabouts and can pop out to look for me when I'm close by. The tracking will start when I put the race belt on when I start the bike, around 8:30am or so. You can follow me real-time via this link: http://track.myathletelive.com/VEmap.aspx?name=253810

2) Ironman Live
Ironman will also be providing some updates/splits as I make my way through the race. If you go to Ironman.com there will be a link in the upper right hand corner called "Live Race Coverage" Click on that and choose Ironman Mont Tremblant. You can then look me up via my bib number (#245). I also believe they will be live streaming the race and showing video of people as they cross the finish line.

Speaking of the race, the beauty of doing an Ironman on a ski resort is hills. Lots and lots of hills, including two loops of this below on the bike (pic below is just one loop, 56 miles). That last climb is 12% grade climb over 10K :)

Diet Log: 17 August 2012

3 hard boiled eggs
Sweet Potato
Sausage Links

7oz steak + french fries
1/2 coconut bar

Beef Cubes and chicken breast from athlete dinner
Sweet Potato
Coconut Bar

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Diet Log: 16 August 2012

Kale+ spinach egg omelet with tumeric/black pepper
Steamed broccoli
Sweet Potato
Daily Supplement stack

Shrimp and steak bowl at Baja Fresh with no beans, no cheese

Chicken breast
Steamed vegetables
(All at Sbarro at service center)

Almond honey crisp snack
Coconut bar

Five guys burger w/o bun
Cajun fires

Dark chocolate with salted almonds

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Diet Log: 13 August 2012

Spinach Kale Egg Omelot with tumeric/black pepper
Steamed Broccoli
Sweet Potato
Bulletproof Coffee
Daily Supplement Stack

Sweet Potato
Salad Works Salad

Indian Food

Monday, August 13, 2012

Diet Log: 12 August 2012

20 oz water
Two baby food cannisters of Sweet Potato

One Hour Prior to Race
20 oz of water + 2 scoops EFS, 3 tbspn dextrose, creatine, citrulline malate, BCAA
Beta Alanine, Quercetin, Elk Antler Velvet, Cordygen, CoQ10, Idebenone

During Race
One cup of water between swim/bike

Post Race
1 Banana
1 cup of cherries
Gatorade Water

Post Race BBQ
Italian Sausage
Potato Salad
Potato Chips
2 Angry Orchard Beers

Grass fed burger patties
Potato Salad

Sweet Potato

Daily Supplement Stack
Fruit Gummies

Whole Foods Platter:
Thai Crawfish Italian Rissotto
Some kind of indian chicken thigh
Garlic Herb Chicken Wings