Road To The Port Macquarie Ironman
Review of week 3
Week three went really well as company I work for arranged far better accomodation for us to stay in so cooking was a lot easier. Again I am loving swimming for and more. I feel really stretched out and my lats are getting smashed. Again My ankle was a bit tender so I was using the elliptical to finish some of my runs. My push up strength is going through the roof. My pull ups of the other hand don’t fell that strong but hopefully as I lose weight this should change.
During the fourth week of this challenge I had an interview for the army reserves so I had to cram all my training into the end of the week. I have drastically reduced my running for the week as I am getting orthotics this week and want to wait until I have warn them in before I attempt any big distances. When I went to get them fitted the podiatrist said that my Achilles was getting worked pretty hard due to having flat feet. Hopefully once I am use to my orthotics I will no longer have knee or ankle issues. My diet will stay the same - based around rice and mince.
There are about 26 weeks until the Port Macquarie Ironman, and I am going to start my structured training for it this week. It will take place on the 5th of May 2019 and each week leading up to that date I will be diarising about the following 4 areas: •My Training,
•My Weight; and
This will be done to not only track my progress but to also have a level of accountability.
For the first 8 weeks of my training there won’t be a lot of cycling, and the training won’t seem that specific to the event. This is due to the fact that I wanted to follow the second 9 week program found at this link - https://www.bodybuilding.com/content/the-us-navy-seal-workout.html. This is apparent SEAL Team training program and I thought it would be fun to get through. There are only 8 weeks until I go away for a week so I didn’t want to pick a challenge that I couldn’t fully complete. Therefore the first 8 weeks of this program will begin my preparation for the Ironman. After my week away I will drastically increase my cycling leading into the event.
Happy Sunday guys! Another delicious breakfast recipe for you 😋 I was always unhappy with granola that’s sold in the store so I made my own and it’s awesome 🤤 best thing is that I can select my own ingredients and have total control over granola quality 👌🏼
✅200 g rolled oats
🥜150 g mixed nuts (any nuts you have: almonds, pecan, walnuts, hazelnuts cashews etc.)
🌻 50 g mixed seeds (any seeds you have: pumpkin, sunflower, chia, flax, poppy, sesame etc.)
🥄1 tsp cinnamon 🍯 5 tbsp runny honey 🥄 5 tbsp olive oil 🍇 100 g dried fruits (raisins, prunes, dried apricots, cranberry etc.)
Mix all ingredients except dried fruits and bake in the oven at 150 C/350 F for 30 min, stir every 5-10 min. Mix with low fat yogurt or milk and enjoy! 😊 —
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The pain you feel today, is the strength you feel tomorrow 💪🏼 it felt like 100 degrees in the garage (aka pain cave) today 🥵💦 happy to have banked a 2 hour trainer and 20 minute run session 🚴🏻♀️🏃🏽♀️
🏃♀️🌲 Beat the Blerch Holiday Fun Run, we nailed it! 💥💥💥 Thanks to my bff @byrondailey for getting pics of @wife.mother.runner @nadinefoster & me. They are 2 of my #smashfestqueen teammates who until tonight, I had only met online. Bonus: meeting Charlie & Peanut! ❤️ It’s always fun to see lots of people wearing holiday lights and running around Green Lake in the dark. So fun!