Food for Training - Don’t do this!
I’m getting toward the race season now - my first race is a 10K on Easter Sunday. So the training intensity is increasing, with longer and more strenuous workouts.
After the mess I got myself in earlier in the year, I want to avoid over-training. The key to this is taking the appropriate rest periods AND watchin my nutrition. Basically, I reckon that my regular diet supplies only about 70% of the protien I need when working at this level, so I need to do something about this.
The trouble is, I really don’t like the idea of all these protien shakes - I like real food that I’ve prepared myself from real ingredients. Butthe problem is that there’s only so much steak a man can eat. So this morning for breakfast, I tried an experiment (read this is Joey from Friends’ voice):
- Porridge tastes GOOD. And so full of all the right kind of carbs to keep me fuelled up.
- Kippers taste GOOD. And at 23% protien, are just what I need to build muscles like Popeye.
- Kippers IN porridge taste . . . .BAD. I mean really, really BAD.
I’m sure it’s good for me, but I ain’t gonna be eating fishy porridge for breakfast again in a hurry.
I’m off now for a full-distance brick session. The sun’s shining, I have a hydration pack AND some yummy fruity bread to eat on the bike. So I can put experimenting with food behind me, and enjoy the rest of the day.
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