Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Noms and tri prep

The Pulp fruit puree was both good and bad.  Straight out of the pouch and into a glass and it doesn't look like much at all!

I squeezed the last little bit out of the pouch into my mouth and it was utterly divine.  Sweet and tangy with a distinct taste of strawberry and apple, but not so much the blueberry.  I then made a bit of a mistake and diluted it with water; probably a bit too much water and probably not mixed well enough as it ended up tasting like water with bits in and not very sweet or fruity.

So, for 1 of your 5 a day, this is a great option if you need to be able to transport it easily and not have messy peel, stones or cores to hang on to in your bag afterwards.  It tastes great.  But I'd say it's not so great diluted with still water.

Having run yesterday in a very respectable way, despite it feeling quite slow, today was about putting in a fast 400m to get used to swimming at a decent pace after Sunday's slow 5km.  And I whacked in 400m in 06:48 which isn't too shabby.  However, it's a short pool and that makes it a bit faster than usual due to powerful push-off at each end.  I'll need to whack in another run tomorrow (take it up to the full 5km) and another fast swim in the next few days and then it's tailing off and sorting out the nutrition in time for the bank holiday triathlon., probably one slowish run and one longer slow swim next week.

Dinner was a break from boredom again tonight; veal escalopes with lemon and garlic sauce with plain rice and egg florentine:-

Definitely needs more spinach in the egg florentine next time, but otherwise it was incredible!  The roasted garlic and lemon sauce was intense and perfect with the veal.

B - greek yogurt with 1 scoop, flaked almonds and blueberries
S - Dorset Cereals bar; 3 berries and cherries
S - 1 scoop in skimmed milk and a Pulp
L - salad; lettuce, sweet pepper, cherry tomatoes, pomegranate seeds, capers and roasted chicken breast
S - banana and pistachio nuts
S - beef jerky
D - veal escalope, garlic and lemon sauce, plain rice and egg florentine

Exercise - 29 minutes swimming (including 400m time trial at the start)

Calories (kcal)
[kcals to maintain weight (inc. exercise)
Protein (g) 177.1 (37.8%)
Carbohydrate (g) 173.6 (34.7%)
Fat (g) 57.1 (27.4%)
Fruit & Veg 10.1


  1. You're making me want to go swimming! I might go after work tomorrow night actually :)

  2. Swimming is great! Though it's annoying in London as it's often hard to find a decent length pool that's not vile and/or closed for lessons when you want to use it :o/