Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Lotsa cardio again

Swim and run today.  Ramping it up a bit for the next triathlon and hoping to hit the same amount of training as last week again this week; 3 weights, 2x swims, 2x runs and 1 cycle (5.5 hours exercise, 3,033kcals burned) before tapering next week.

The swim was so-so because my heart rate monitor went a bit funny for a while and reported a heart rate of 33.  No idea how long it was doing that for, but it cut the reported kcals down quite a bit).  Run was -GREAT-!  I've finally hit 11kph again (well, OK 10.976, but it's near enough for me!)  And I felt fine enough to do a bit of a sprint at the end :o)  And then there was a nommy omelette for dinner as cooked by Mr TOTKat:-

B - greek yogurt with 1 scoop MP Max, Yeo Valley fruit compote and Grape Nuts
S - a rather green banana
L - salad; lettuce, cherry tomatoes, beetroot, celery and leftover roast chicken
S - 1 scoop MP Max in skimmed milk
S - carrot and houmous
D - omelette; 2x eggs, gruyere cheese, chorizo, mushrooms and onion
S - slab of banana and pecan cake (still about 4 slices left!)

Exercise:- 30 minutes swim, 30 minutes run

Calories (kcal)
[kcals to maintain weight (inc.exercise)
Protein (g) 139.6 (31.6%)
Carbohydrate (g) 166.9 (35.5%)
Fat (g) 64.5 (32.9%)
Fruit & Veg 11.1


  1. That omelette looks fab! I wish I could get into swiming, theres no pool at my little gym and the council owned swimming pools are always too busy for me to feel like I'm getting a proper workout (due to having to stop and move around random people) v. annoying!

  2. Swimming pools are difficult in this country, it seems. I'm "lucky" in that my phenomenally expensive gym near work there is a 17m pool. 17m! I can sneeze further than that! Anyway... there are a couple more near my house of the same chain that have 20m and 25m pools respectively so at least I can get a reasonable swim in at the weekends. But I so know what you mean about municipal pools - they're really busy and a little bit on the grubby side, which totally puts me off using the local ones to my house which are much bigger (30m and 33.3m).

    Annoyingly, where I grew up, we had a 50m outdoor pool which was brilliant. Not many 50m pools exist in the UK though. The only solution is to move to Australia where there are loads of great pools :o)