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

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

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

Snack
Capragreens Shake
Okri Coconut Almond Bar

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


Dessert
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

Breakfast
3 hard boiled eggs
Sweet Potato
Sausage Links
Banana

Lunch
7oz steak + french fries
Larabar
1/2 coconut bar
















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

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Diet Log: 16 August 2012

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

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

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

Snack
Almond honey crisp snack
Coconut bar

Dinner
Five guys burger w/o bun
Cajun fires

Dessert
Dark chocolate with salted almonds

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Diet Log: 13 August 2012

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

Lunch
Sweet Potato
Salad Works Salad

Dinner
Indian Food




Monday, August 13, 2012

Diet Log: 12 August 2012

Pre-Race
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

Lunch
Grass fed burger patties
Potato Salad

Sweet Potato
 


Daily Supplement Stack
Fruit Gummies


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



Friday, August 10, 2012

Diet Log: 10 August 2012

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

Lunch
Chipotle Barbacoa Bowl with brown rice, peppers, pico de gallo and romaine lettuce

Pre-Swim
EFS + creatine, BCAAs, citrulline malate, dextrose

Post-Swim
Bulletproof Milk Shake

Dinner
Grass fed burger patties
Sweet Potato

Diet Log: 9 August 2012

Breakfast
Spinach+Kale Egg Omelot w/ Tumeric and black pepper
Steamed broccoli
Bulletproof Coffee
Daily Supplement Stack

Lunch
Leftover Carne Asada with Wild Rice, Avacado, and Campari tomato
Sweet Potato

Snack
Fresh Cherries

Dinner
MFS (baby spinach, campari tomatoes, grass fed burger, avacado, hard boiled egg, ketchup)

Dessert
Scoop's Ice Cream (Almond Nut Joy with wet walnuts)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Diet Log: 8 August 2012

Breakfast
Egg spinach/kale omelot w/ tumeric and black pepper
Steamed Broccoli
Bulletproof Coffee
Daily Supplement Stack

Lunch
Leftover Carne Asada w/ Wild Rice
Sweet Potato


Snack
Honey Stinger Protein Bar

CapraGreens + Vitamin C
Fresh Cherries

Dinner
Monster F'n Salad (Baby Spinach, grass fed burger patties, Campari Tomatoes, Bacon, Hard boiled egg, cucumbers, avacado, ketchup)


Dessert
Dark Chocolate w/ sea salted almonds

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Diet Log: 7 August 2012

Breakfast
Kale Egg Omelot + tumeric/black pepper
Steamed Broccoli
Sweet Potato
Avacado

Snack
Apple Pie Larabar

Lunch
Boston Market Half Chicken Platter: Half rotisserie chicken, creamed spinach, candied sweet potatoes

Snack
Nuun All Day + BCAAs (more of an appetite suppressant than snack)

Dinner
Carne Asada with grass fed flank steak, wild rice, campari tomatoes and avacado

Dessert
Cherry Dark Chocolate and some coconut ice cream

Tuesday Tunes





Avicii ft Eric Turner - Dancing in my Head
Aaliyah ft Drake - Enough Said
Mac Miller & Pharrell - Glow
David Guetta ft Sia - She Wolf
Of Monster and Men - Little Talks (The Knocks remix)
Calvin Harris ft Example - We'll be Coming Back
Chiddy Bang - Paper and Plastic
Ellie Goulding - Hanging on

If you have an iPhone or Android, you can listen via the 8tracks app on the go as well as other mixes.
Q on 8tracks

Monday, August 6, 2012

Diet Log: 6 August 2012

Breakfast
Kale Egg Omelot + tumeric & black pepper
Steamed Broccoli
Avacado
Sweet Potato

Lunch
Mixed Greens Salad from Saladworks

Snack
Nut-trition Nuts
Leftover Fruit gummies

Dinner
Chipotle Barbacoa Bowl w/ brown rice, peppers, pico de gallo, romaine lettuce

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Diet Log: 5 August 2012

Brunch
Kale Egg Omelot with Turkey Sausage and tumeric/black pepper
Fresh Strawberries/Blueberries
Sweet Potato
Daily Supplement Stack
Bulletproof Coffee

Snack Platter at 1st Bday Party
Cider Beer
Plate with Deviled Egg, BBQ Potato Chips, slices of salami, potato salad

Dinner
Wegman's Platter: Kanasa City Rice, Indian Lamb Meatballs, Beef Pepper Stir Fry, Boneless Honey Ribs


CapreGreens Shake + whey protein

Dessert
Dark Chocolate w/ sea salt almonds




Diet Log: 4 August 2012

Pre-Long Run
2 Scoops Generation UCAN
2 Beta alanine caps, 5 MAP caps, 500 mg Quercetin, 60mg CoQ10, Idebenone cap, 2 cordygen ultra caps, 1 elk antler velvet cap

Breakfast
Egg Kale Omelot w/ Turkey Sausage and tumeric/black pepper
Sweet Potatoes
Steamed Broccoli/Green Beans
Bulletproof Coffee
Daily Supplement Stack

At the Movies
Panda Raspberry Licorice
Mango Mint Hard Candy

Pre-Long Run #2
1 scoop Generation UCAN + 1 scoop EFS

Dinner
Two grassfed burgers with tapioca buns
Sweet Potatoes
CapraGreens Shake

Dessert
Dark Chocolate w/ Sea Salted Almonds

Friday, August 3, 2012

Diet Log: 3 August 2012

Pre-Workout
Standard EFS with chia seeds, dextrose, creatine, citrulline malate
Beta Alanine
Cordygen
Quercetin

Post Workout
Chocolate Milk

Breakfast
Kale Egg Omelot w/ tumeric+black pepper
Steamed Broccoli
Avacado
Bulletproof Coffee
Daily Supplement Stack

Lunch
Almond crusted chicken tenders
Sweet Potato
Fresh Cherries

Snack
Fresh Blueberries/Strawberries

Dinner
Rotisserie Chicken
Steamed Broccoli and Green Beans

Dessert
Dark Chocolate w/ Dried Cherries

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Diet Log: 2 August 2012

Pre-Workout
EFS with BCAAs, creatine, dextrose, chia seeds, citrulline malate
Cordygen, Quercetin, Beta Alanine

Chocolate Milk

Breakfast
Kale Egg Omelot + tumeric/black pepper
Steamed Broccoli

Lunch
KFC Chicken
Sweet Potato

Snack
Fresh Cherries/blueberries/strawberries

Dinner
Spinach Hamburger Salad (grassfed burger patties), tomatoes, avacado
Almond crusted chicken tenders

Dessert
Large Almond Coconut Joy Sundae from Scoops

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Diet Log: 1 August 2012

Pre-Workout
EFS mix (EFS, chia seeds, dextrose, creatine, citrulline malate, BA, quercetin)

Breakfast
Kale Egg Omelot + tumeric/black pepper
Steamed Broccoli
Avacado
Bulletproof Coffee
Daily Supplement stack

Lunch
Rotiesserie Chicken
Homemade Meatballs
Sweet Potato

Snack
Capragreens shake w/ MCT Oil and Vitamin C
Garlic extract, Acetyl L-Carnitine, ALA

Snack
Fresh Cherries
Fresh Green Beans

Dinner
Hamburger Salad
















Dessert
Dark Chocolate w/ sea salted almonds

Night Time Supplement Stack