Monday 19 April 2010

Carb loading (well, tried to)

The day before the huge swim, I decided to try to carbo load, seeing as it was going to be well over an hour of continuous high-output effort.  The tricky part was that we were having friends over for dinner on Saturday... still, I didn't hit the wall, bonk or otherwise have a fuelling problem during the swim, so I must've done -something- right.

And this is what Mr TOTKat cooked for dinner - pork shoulder with sage, rosemary, garlic, bay leaves, a sprinkle of sugar, honey, mustard, dried cranberries and beer:-

So this is how Saturday went, I got the carb bit very right but the fat was a bit high and protein a bit low:-

B - porridge with raisins, chopped banana and a splash of milk
S - carrot and caramelised onion houmous
L - toasted bagel with ham and lettuce
S - Vegetable Crisps
S - Pistachios and Kettle Chips
D - baguette with houmous, pork shoulder, cousous with apricots, courgette and onion with pine nuts, baby carrots
S - Eton Mess (strawberries, whipped cream and meringue)

Exercise - rest day

Calories (kcal)
[kcals to maintain weight (inc. exercise)
Protein (g) 89.0 (12.2%)
Carbohydrate (g) 328.9 (42.3%)
Fat (g) 147.6 (45.5%)
Fruit & Veg 11.1

And the day of the 5km swim itself was a teeeeensy bit carb heavy too:-

B - porridge with raisins and chopped banana with a splash of milk
S - bottle of Lucozade Body Fuel (Orange)
L - ciabatta with 2 slices of bacon and ketchup, large chocolate chip cookie
L - leftover shredded pork with mayonnaise, mango chutney and lettuce in a toasted pitta bread
S - banana, mango and passion fruit puree
S - cottage cheese with pomegranate seeds
D - stew; leftover shredded pork, carrots, new potatoes, baby carrots, chick peas, tinned tomatoes and a toasted pitta bread and wine
S - 6x leftover Divine mini eggs

Exercise - about 2 hours swimming

Calories (kcal)
[kcals to maintain weight (inc. exercise)
Protein (g) 108.6 (15.1%)
Carbohydrate (g) 334.5 (43.7%)
Fat (g) 70.6 (22.1%)
Alcohol (g) 78 (19.0%)
Fruit & Veg 6.8

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