Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 Year in Review

2011 was the biggest year for me in terms of cycling.  I ramped up my training volume to levels I didn't think I was capable of.  It did happen organically, actually.  I didn't wake up and say, "I'm going to double my mileage this year."  I just started riding more and more, mainly because it is super fun, but also because I was getting fitness results pretty much immediately.

The season started in February with the Swamp Classic in Gainesville, FL.  I raced in the time trial on Saturday, which was a very short 3.1 miles, basically a really hard effort.  I came in 2nd place in my category, somewhat happy with my effort.  The course was a commercial park loop without many long straights so it didn't play to my strengths.  Not taking anything away from Shay who won, but I feel like on an out and back straight course I could have beaten him.  I just felt like I lost a lot of speed cornering and having to accelerate out of corners.  Either way, a podium finish is a podium finish and I can't complain about a podium.  I was supposed to do the criterium the next afternoon, but it was cold, rainy, and miserable so I skipped that.

Swamp Classic Time Trial

In March I raced in the Space Coast Metric Century Road Race.  It was my first race in Indian River County and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  The peloton kept a rather quick pace and didn't really allow any breakaways.  By the 60 mile mark it was clear people weren't doing work at the front and just sitting in.  Once I realized that only 10 of us were doing all the work at the front for a field of over 100, I stopped pulling through, too.  Once we got to the last few miles, the speed ramped up a lot despite a nasty headwind.  I marked the few guys who I felt were rather fit and did my best to stay right at the front.  A bunch of guys got squirrelly due to not holding their line while jockeying for position.  Going into the final corner some guys from the SCVS team gunned it and caused a separation.  I realized that no one else reacted so they must be cooked from the high tempo in the headwind.  At that point I launched myself and created a gap.  I wasn't able to bridge to the SCVS guys who finished 1-2-3 but I left everyone else behind me and I finished a very respectable 4th out of a very large field.
Tradition Circuit Race
My next race was a circuit race in Port St. Lucie at Tradition.  That was pretty fun 2 mile circuit with only one sharp corner.  This was a really, really hard race.  Basically, there was a split in the peloton on the first lap, and I picked the wrong wheel and didn't make the break.  From then on I worked my ass off going anaerobic and riding at my lactate threshold for a while trying to bridge the gap.  I was gaining time on the break, but no one else was doing strong pulls at the front.  I was pulling for a minute or two at threshold and everyone else was pulling for 15 seconds rather casually.  I guess they figured it was a lost cause.  Eventually I gave up trying to close the gap and settled in.  In the final sprint I found out what it is like to ask your legs for more and them to say no.  I knew who in my group was the strongest and marked him.  When he launched I jumped on his wheel along with one other guy.  I drafted off the two of them, and was in perfect position to jump around them for the sprint, but after having done so much work at the front earlier my legs just didn't have any more juice.  It was all I could do to stay on their wheel at 35mph.  I finished 16th out of a field of 75.  Not a podium by any means, but a respectable finish.

My next planned even was the Tour of Vero.  This was going to be a century road race in Indian River and Brevard County.  Unfortunately that weekend was nothing but torrential rain and wind.  I love cycling, but I don't love it so much I'm going to race for 5 hours in torrential rain and wind and cold.  So I rode on the indoor trainer for a few hours and took a nap instead.

2011 Horrible Hundred
Next up was the Horrible Hundred.  I already did a recap which I'll write again, "So I won the 70 mile race.  I can't really believe it, either.  The short of it is that I was with the leaders of the race for the first 40 miles or so, and the peloton kept a very fast pace.  At about mile 40 the people doing the 100 mile race split off from the people doing the 70 mile race.  When the split occurred, there was nobody else among the leaders of the race doing the 70 besides me.  So all of the sudden instead of being in a group of about 75-100 leaders, I found myself on a long solo break.  I realized that there was a good chance that I could win at that point since there was likely a large gap between myself and the next rider in my group, so I gunned it hard.

I was still unsure if I was in the lead until I hit Buckhill and from the top of Buckhill you can see behind you and in front of you for a loooong way and that's when I realized that there was nobody else but me.  I pushed it really hard, attacked hard on Sugarloaf mountain (I take a lot of pride in the fact that I was the first person to summit Sugarloaf out of all 2,300+ racers) and from that moment on I knew that nobody could catch me.  

From there it was about 16 more miles to the finish with just enough climbing to make it non-trivial.  I basically rode as hard as I could for that 16 miles to lock it in.  Despite the hard effort, once I realized I was going to win, it felt like I had wings.  3 hours in the saddle at a race pace, with a pretty high heart rate and it felt like a nice Sunday cruise.  Cloud 9.

I crossed the finish line as the first finisher in the 70 mile category with a time of 3:24:11.  I was elated, and still am elated.  I went to Chipotle afterwards and ate a big burrito, which in the absence of any kind of prize will have to serve as my prize.  And it was a good darn prize."

So I competed in 4 races in 2011 and got two podiums.  I have no complaints except for the weather which rained me out of two events that I'm sure I would have done rather well inAll in all, I'm very satisfied with the results I got, I feel like they matched the work I put in pretty analogously. 

Training Ride 12/31/11


Last ride of the year.  What a great year it has been for me and cycling.  More on that later.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Training Ride 12/30/11


Not a bad little ride today.  Planned on doing 40 but I felt good so I went a bit longer.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Training Ride 12/29/11


Did a recovery ride today since I've been going hard the past two weeks.  Put myself over the 1,000 mile mark for the month!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Training Ride 12/28/11


Very windy and very cold metric century.  At times I really had to talk myself into not turning around.  Those were the times when I was going 14mph into a headwind at 150bpm.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Training Ride 12/27/11


A nice half century today.  Have to go into work for a few hours and dreading it, so it was nice to get a quality ride in before that.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Training Ride 12/26/11


Felt absolutely fantastic.  My form was great, one of those rare days when you are already going fast and you ask your legs for more and you get it.  Felt like I had wings at times.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Training Ride 12/25/11


Merry Christmas.  Knowing mom's breakfast, I felt I needed some miles in.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Training Ride 12/24/11


Wintersday festivities last night so I did a rare afternoon ride of short duration just to get something in.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Training Ride 12/23/11


Nice weather today, if a bit on the windy side.  Did the micco metric ride and rather enjoyed myself.  Beats being at work.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Training Ride 12/22/11


Took the TT bike out for another spin, it's starting to grow on me again.  The temps started out cool but it heated up, and I was sweating like a pig towards the end.  All in all a fun ride, but I'm definitely reminded how much more traffic there is on weekdays.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Training Ride 12/21/11


New route.  It was kinda boring to do loops.  It sprinkled a bit, but at least it was warm.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Training Ride 12/20/11


Nice and warm, gotta love a 70 degree ride at 4am in December.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Training Ride 12/18/11



After a century on the road bike I felt like taking the TT bike out for a spin today instead.  Did about 50 miles to the inlet and back, felt strong considering how beat I was yesterday after my ride.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Training Ride 12/17/11


I would feel really bad about a year passing without doing at least one century, so I knocked it out today.  Not only was the weather perfect for a century, it's also probably the last weekend that it makes sense scheduling-wise to go for it.  All in all, I'm beat.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Training Ride 12/15/11


Changed up my route a little to keep me sane.  Plus it was less windy, drier, and warmer than previous days.  So all in all, a good ride.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Training Ride 12/14/11


A bit windier than yesterday but more or less the same.  I didn't sleep well last night so I was a bit tired this morning.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Training Ride 12/13/11


Nice early ride.  Nice because its the first time in a while it wasn't either wet or cold for these morning spins.  A good chance of pace.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Training Ride 12/8/11


Last pre-dawn ride of the week always feels good to get done.  This one was very cold, while it was 54 degrees, it was really windy and the wind chill on a bike is no joke.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Training Ride 12/7/11


Kinda cool this morning, wore my thermal top and sleeveless windbreaker.  All in all a fine ride.  Clear skies, plenty of stars.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Training Ride 12/6/11



So let me remark how much I love Florida.  4am and 60 degrees.  IN DECEMBER!  This is why Florida racers are fast in February and race season doesn't even start until May up north.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Training Ride 12/4/11



Caught up with the Panera group at the Inlet.  I attacked tried to do a lone breakaway.  Stayed away for about 4 miles they caught me at Wabasso and then I rode with the survivors the remainder of the way.  I lead out the final sprint but didn't contest it.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Training Ride 12/3/11



Did a metric century this morning.  It was incredibly windy today and drizzly rain when I left the house, so it wasn't too pleasant.  By the end of the ride it was nice out, but by then my eagerness was shot.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Training Ride 12/1/11



Floridians were not built to ride bikes in the 40's with no sun.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Training Ride 11/29/11

Back to the pre-dawn grind.  Cold front came through, so it is warmer now than it will be later when the sun is up.  Tomorrow's ride will be cold.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Training Ride 11/27/11


My plan was only to do 40 but I ended up closer to 50.  A lot of cycling this weekend, I cannot wait for tomorrow's rest day.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Training Ride 11/26/11

Micco Metric route.  Did my fastest metric ever.  Let's eat.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Training Ride 11/25/11

Broke out the TT bike for a spin.  It is definitely fun to rock the Cervelo every now and again.  As this was a shorter ride for a weekend, I decided to push the intensity up a notch or two.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Training Ride 11/24/11

Happy Thanksgiving.  Amazingly awesome weather, I'm thankful for that and the great form I have had lately.  Cannot complain about the way I've been turning those pedals.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Horrible Hundred Pics Up!

Found the pics of me suffering up Sugarloaf on my 30 mile breakaway.  Came out nice!





Sufferfest!

Training Ride 11/23/11

What a great ride.  I felt as strong as ever this morning.  It was really cool considering getting myself out of bed was a struggle, but I'm glad I did.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Training Ride 11/22/11


First training ride of the official "offseason."  Not much different than before, actually.  It was a bit wet still from last night's rain, so that was unpleasant, but the rest of the week looks dry.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

2011 Horrible Hundred

So I won the 70 mile race.  I can't really believe it, either.  The short of it is that I was with the leaders of the race for the first 40 miles or so, and the peloton kept a very fast pace.  At about mile 40 the people doing the 100 mile race split off from the people doing the 70 mile race.  When the split occurred, there was nobody else among the leaders of the race doing the 70 besides me.  So all of the sudden instead of being in a group of about 75-100 leaders, I found myself on a long solo break.  I realized that there was a good chance that I could win at that point since there was likely a large gap between myself and the next rider in my group, so I gunned it hard.

I was still unsure if I was in the lead until I hit Buckhill and from the top of Buckhill you can see behind you and in front of you for a loooong way and that's when I realized that there was nobody else but me.  I pushed it really hard, attacked hard on Sugarloaf mountain (I take a lot of pride in the fact that I was the first person to summit Sugarloaf out of all 2,300+ racers) and from that moment on I knew that nobody could catch me.  

From there it was about 16 more miles to the finish with just enough climbing to make it non-trivial.  I basically rode as hard as I could for that 16 miles to lock it in.  Despite the hard effort, once I realized I was going to win, it felt like I had wings.  3 hours in the saddle at a race pace, with a pretty high heart rate and it felt like a nice Sunday cruise.  Cloud 9.

I crossed the finish line as the first finisher in the 70 mile category with a time of 3:24:11.  I was elated, and still am elated.  I went to Chipotle afterwards and ate a big burrito, which in the absence of any kind of prize will have to serve as my prize.  And it was a good darn prize.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Training Ride 11/19/11



Horrible Hundred tomorrow.  Just wanted to do a medium distance ride at a medium effort to keep the legs fresh.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Training Ride 11/17/11

Good ride to end the week on.  Rest day Friday, easy spin Saturday and then Sunday is the Horrible Hundred.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Training Ride 11/16/11

A nice, hard and most importantly, dry morning spin.  Started a little earlier than normal, which resulted in slightly less traffic than normal.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Training Ride 11/15/11

A rare afternoon ride thanks to rain at 4am.  The plus side is I got to ride a different route.  I like the route, but it's just not safe to ride in the dark. Can you tell it was windy?

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Training Ride 11/13/11

Encountered a fast dude from Las Vegas on vacation in Sebastian, and we traded pulls for about 20 miles.  Pushed it really hard.  Nice to get some decent group riding and intensity in.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Training Ride 11/12/11



A nice metric century to keep the legs fresh and burn some calories before my buddy Robert's wedding.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Training Ride 11/10/11



Pretty chilly this morning.  Good thing my new Voler long sleeve thermal top came in just the nick of time.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Training Ride 11/9/11



Fantastic morning.  I feel stronger each day lately.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Training Ride 11/8/11

A good morning spin.  No rain, which is a big plus.  Let's get on with the day.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Training Ride 11/6/11



Went really hard.  Tried to keep the HR in z3 and z4 for the last 25 miles.  Bring on the pigskin!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Training Ride 11/5/11



Cold ride.  Floridians don't like riding in the 50's.  But the good news is I got a metric in, and keeping pace with my expectations.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Training Ride 11/3/11

Last ride of the work week.  As nice as pre-work exercise makes you feel, and no matter how early you go to sleep, waking up at 4am never gets easy or fun.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Training Ride 11/2/11

More good miles in.  Much less windy this morning, and consequently less annoying.  Looking forward to what should be a somewhat laid back day at work, we'll see.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Training Ride 11/1/11



New month.  Fresh start after the horrible weather last month.  The big goal is Horrible Hundred on the 19th to close out the cycling calendar. 

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Training Ride 10/30/11



Really hard ride.  A 20mph wind is never fun to deal with.  Even when I had it at my back I was so sapped that I couldn't really zoom.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Training Ride 10/29/11



Rainy weekend again.  I'm shocked at how many miles I've gotten this month considering how awful the weather has been on average.  Granted, we have had some beautiful weekends of epic riding, but they have been sandwiched between wet, windy rain outs.

10x2 intervals
10x30sec intervals

Working lactic threshold and v02 Max.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Training Ride 10/27/11



Bad ride.  It was super humid and felt super cold as a result.  I had a calf cramp, which rather sucked.  Need to pound more water with my meals.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Training Ride 10/26/11



Pretty solid ride this morning.  The beautiful north winds are gone, back to east winds.  North winds are always nice for the tail wind return voyage, but just being able to ride is great.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Training Ride 10/25/11



Another week.  Riding before work is some of the best stress relief going, even if the ride itself is stressful due to pitch blackness and weird drivers.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Training Ride 10/23/11



Really fun ride.  I pushed myself a bit harder than I normally would for a 60 mile ride, but it worked out fine.  The weather was great.  Wind was a factor but luckily I had it at my back for most of the trip home.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Training Ride 10/16/11




Half way point in the month, feeling stronger and stronger.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Training Ride 10/13/11



As fun as it is, glad to be done with these AM rides for a while.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Training Ride 10/8/11



Some miles on the indoor trainer to keep the legs alive before the TdV tomorrow.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Training Ride 10/6/11



Beat the rain by a few minutes.  Better lucky than wet.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Training Ride 10/5/11



Early morning spin as usual.  Lot's of pot holes is not so fun in the dark.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Training Ride 10/2/11



Hard ride, pushed my heart rate up somewhat.  Last long ride before the Tour de Vero.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

A Pro Cyclist's Diet

Andy Schleck posted a twit pic of what his daily diet looks like during the Tour.  He is probably eating 8-9k calories per day.  It's almost so much food I don't envy him... almost.


Training Ride 10/1/11



Amazing weather.  Cool temps, a nice tail wind on the way home and not a cloud in the sky.  Perfect day for a long, hard ride.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Training Ride 9/27/11



Not an unfun ride for a morning ride.  I felt really strong.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Training Ride 9/25/11




First ride on the new steed.  It would have been glorious if it wasn't stiflingly hot.

The hotness.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Training Ride 9/24/11



Road bike in the shop.  TT bike on the road.  Longest ride ever on the Cervelo.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Training Ride 9/21/11




It was difficult to get out of bed this morning, for sure.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Training Ride 9/18/11



Wet ride.  But caught up with the Panera crew and pushed it hard.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Training Ride 9/17/11

Pretty good ride.  The heat wasn't oppressive for the first time in a while.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Training Ride 9/14/11

Ran out of steam towards the end. Maybe a slight bonk.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Monthly Fitness Test 9/13/11




Distance: 8.00miles 
Time: 18:39 
Avg Speed: 25.64 
Power: 306w 
w/kg: 4.43

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Monday, September 5, 2011

Training Ride 9/5/11


Pushed myself to the depths today. That's hard training buddy.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Training Ride 8/14/11



Super fun ride. Felt really strong, would have been a good day to do a century.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Training Ride 7/5/11



Intervals make you want to puke if you're doing them right.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Training Ride 7/4/11



Ton's of people out riding and running today. If every day was a holiday, imagine how fit America would be.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Training Ride 6/28/11



Bridge repeats. Nice to get in 1000 feet of climbing before breakfast.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Training Ride 6/21/11



Extremely hot. Extremely hard intervals. Fun day.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Training Ride 6/20/11



Was a fun ride until the rear tire hit some debris and blew out.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Training Ride 6/11/11



A bit sore and stiff from yesterday's death march in the hills. I tried to push it rather hard today but the body wasn't cooperating.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Training Ride 6/8/11



Busted out some intervals today. Very intense workout.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Race Pics!








Treasure Coast Cycling Classic



Hard race. Huge 4/5 field, like 75 racers. The first lap was a prime so it was balls out fast right from the start. I'm happy with the effort I put in.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Dinner and Dessert 6/2/11

Dinner

Kilted Mermaid Cheese Plate

Dessert

Banana
Blueberry greek yogurt

Total calories: 780
Diet Quality: 4

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Breakfast and Lunch 6/2/11

Good morning.  A Thursday and I won't be riding.  I'm not used to this.

Breakfast

2 cups Kashi Crunch
1 cup fat free milk
1 cup blueberries
flax seed oil

Midmorning Snack

Banana

Lunch

Southwestern vegetable soup with avocado and fat free sour cream

Afternoon snack

Strawberry greek yogurt

Total calories: 1,190
Diet Quality: 19

Dinner 6/1/11

Lateness.

Dinner

10oz grilled chickens
12oz stir fried veggies

Dessert

2 cups Kashi Crunch
1 cup blueberries
1 cup fat free milk

Total calories: 960
Diet Quality: 12

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Training Ride 6/1/11



First ride of June. Last ride before Saturday's race.

Breakfast and Lunch 6/1/11

Good morning.  Happy June.

Breakfast

Spicey southwestern vegetable soup w/ fat free sour cream
Whole avocado
 Flax seed oil

Midmorning snack

Cliff bar

Lunch

1/2 Fresh Market Turkey and Swiss on whole wheat sandwich
strawberry greek yogurt

Afternoon snack

Banana

Total calories: 1,140
Diet Quality: 17

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Dinner 5/31/11

Took my sister to Kata for birthday dinner.

I had:

Thai spring rolls with sweet chili sauce
Chicken stir fry
miso soup

Total calories: 625

Training Ride 5/31/11



Last ride of the month, worst ride of the month.

Lunch 5/31/11

Welcome back to the show.

Lunch

1/2 Freshmarket Turkey and Swiss on whole wheat
blueberry greek yogurt
dark chocolate and almond bar

Afternoon snack

Banana
Muscle milk light

Total calories: 670
Diet Quality: 11

Breakfast 5/31/11

Last day of May.  Pretty intense month of training rides, one more left.

Breakfast

1/2 cup steel cut oatmeal
1 cup blueberries
Flax seed oil

Midmorning Snack

Banana

Total calories: 490
Diet Quality: 8

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Training Ride 5/28/11



Excellent weather and a ton of other cyclists on the road.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Training Ride 5/26/11



Bleh. Ride hurt today.

Breakfast and Lunch 5/26/11

Good morning.

Breakfast

2 cups Kashi Crunch
1 cup blueberries
1 cup fat free milk
flax seed oil

Midmorning snack

Banana

Lunch 

South western veggie soup with fat free sour cream and whole avocado

Afternoon snack

fruit and nut bar
muscle milk light

Total calories:  1,300
Diet quality:  19

Dinner 5/25/11

Again, blogger won't let me post from home.

Dinner

10oz grilled chicken
12oz stir fried veggies

Dessert

2 cups Kashi crunch
1 cup fat free milk
1 cup blueberries

Total calories: 960
Diet Quality: 10

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Training Ride 5/25/11



TT bike. Road bike still in the shop.

Breakfast and Lunch 5/25/11

Breakfast

2 cups Kashi Crunch
1 cup blueberries
1 cup fat free milk
Flax seed oil
 
Midmorning snack
Fruit and nut bar

Lunch

Chicken tortilla soup
strawberry greek yogurt

Afternoon snack

Banana

Calories: 1,190
Diet Quality: 20


Dinner and Dessert 5/24/11

Blogger does not like Firefox at my house for some reason

Dinner

10oz grilled chicken
12oz sauteed veggies

Dessert

2 cups Kashi Crunch
1 cup blueberries
1 cup fat free milk

Total calories: 1,060
Diet Quality: 11

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Breakfast and Lunch 5/24/11

Breakfast

2 cups vegetarian chili
flax seed oil

Midmorning snack

Banana

Lunch

Avocado veggie roll with brown rice
Fruit and nut bar

Afternoon snack

Banana

Total calories: 1,140
Diet Quality: 19

Dinner 5/23/11

Way late.  Blogger was down and being lame.

Dinner: 

South Western Veggie Soup with whole avocado and fat free sour cream

Dessert

2 cups Kashi Crunch
1 cup blueberries
1 cup fat free milk

Total calories: 1,060
Diet Quality: 6

Monday, May 23, 2011

Breakfast and Lunch 5/23/11

Good morning.

Breakfast

1/2 cup Steel cut oatmeal
1 cup blueberries
flax seed oil

Midmorning snack

Banana

Lunch 

Chicken tortilla soup
blueberry greek yogurt

Afternoon snack

Muscle milk light
banana

Total calories: 1,080
Diet Quality: 20

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Training Ride 5/21/11



Really pushed myself hard today.  Earned my lunch, as I like to say.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Training Ride 5/19/11



Ride.

Breakfast 5/19/11

Good morning people.  Rough day this morning.

Breakfast 

2 cups Kashi Crunch
1 cup fat free milk
1 cup blueberries
flax seed oil

Midmorning snack

Banana

Total calories: 660
Diet Quality: 11

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Training Ride 5/18/11

Breakfast and Lunch 5/18/11

Good afternoon.  It's been a busy day, hence the lateness of this update.

Breakfast

1/2 cup steel cut oatmeal
1 cup blueberries

Midmorning snack

fruit and nut bar

Lunch 

Chicken tortilla soup
banana
strawberry greek yogurt

Afternoon snack

Banana

Total calories: 1,130
Diet Quality: 18

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Dinner and Dessert 5/17/11

Dinner

10oz grilled chicken
12oz sauteed veggies
Strawberry greek yogurt

Dessert

2 cups Kashi Crunch
1 cup blueberries
1 cup fat free milk

Total calories: 1,200
Diet Quality: 13

Training Ride 5/17/11



Fun ride with Tom and Kirk. Kept a real fun pace.

Breakfast and Lunch 5/17/11

Good morning.  Group ride this evening, it will be interesting to see how that goes.

Breakfast

1/2 cup Steel cut oatmeal
1 cup blueberries

Midmorning snack

Nature's Valley Fruit and Nut Bar

Lunch

Chicken tortilla soup
black cherry greek yogurt

Afternoon snack

Banana

Total calories: 1,030
Diet Quality: 17

Monday, May 16, 2011

Lunch, Dinner, and Dessert 5/16/11

Good day.  Nice easy day with no work.  Lots of cereal!  <3.

Post-ride recovery meal

2 cups Kashi Crunch
1 cup fat free milk
1 cup blueberries
flax seed oil

Lunch

Chicken tortilla soup with fat free cheese and fat free sour cream

Afternoon snack

2 cups Kashi Crunch
1 cup fat free milk
1 cup blueberries

Dinner
10oz grilled chicken
12oz sauteed veggies

Dessert

1/2 cup steel cut oats
1 cup blueberries

Total calories: 2,310
Diet Quality: 24