Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Speedy splosh

My new tri-suit arrived today so I gave it a go in the pool. Killing two birds with one stone, I decided to time myself for 400m so I can give it to the Thames Turbo Triathlon organisers to assess where I should go in the swimming section.

Given that I usually do 1600m in 31-32 minutes, I guesstimated 07:45 for 400m and entered than on the entry form yesterday. Today, in the pool I did 400m in 06:47! If I look at last year's race results, that's a full 20s faster than the fastest woman swimmer of any race last year and slower than only 6 of the men. *cough* I knew I was good :oD

Of course, I want to improve on that now even though I know full well that my running and cycling times will be proportionally nowhere near as good. That's just not the point for me right now. Yes yes, I need to get out and run some too so I can get a reasonable 5K time; I'd be really happy with 26 minutes or so where the fastest women are doing it in around or just under 20 minutes. Cycling... no idea how fast I can do it whatsoever.

Anyway, back to the food and suchlike. Day 2 of protein powder and my stomach is totally fine. If it's still good after tomorrow, I shall declare this new stuff "Good".

Exercise - 31 minutes swimming (7ish minutes at "mad thrash" speed - HRmax - 179, HRavg - 167)

B - Muesli with semi-skimmed milk with 1 scoop whey
S - Dorset Cereals Fruit, Nut and Seeds bar
L - Salad - roasted chicken fillet, lettuce, capers, kidney beans and lemon juice
S - chocolate milk
D - pork and apple sausages with mashed potato, sweet potato and carrot
S - slice of rye bread (to try it)

Calories (kcal)
[Kcals to maintain weight (inc. exercise)
Protein (g) 119.6 (26.1%)
Carbohydrate (g) 223.1 (45.6%)
Fat (g) 57.8 (28.4%)
Fruit & Veg 7.2

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