Sunday, March 29, 2009

Training is going fantastic!

Weight is now at 157
~Swimming is going wonderful then only thing is I'm having trouble with the chlorine it just gets me sick to my tummy. I feel faster "I wonder why" however it was funny I'm so used to doing flip turns when I did one the baby kicked like what the heck was that?
~ Running is going very slow it's to a run/walk this next half marathon April 18Th I will be doing 4 min. running and 1 min. of walking. I'm keeping my heart rate at 160-165 BPM that is nothing.
~I've been riding bike outside still I rode 25 miles when it was 39 degrees out and my feet were freezing cold.

"Feeling great getting bigger and bigger everyday"!

Happy Training Everyone!

WI Ironman Training starts Tuesday! Thats 24 weeks out!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Check your Driver's License

I already removed mine. I suggest you all do the same. Now you can see anyone's Driver's License on the Internet, including your own! I just searched for mine and there it was...picture and all! Thanks Homeland Security! Go to the web site, and check it out. It's unbelievable!!! Just enter your name, city and state to see if yours is on file. After your license comes on the screen, click the box marked "Please Remove." This will remove it from public viewing, but not from law enforcement. Please notify all your friends so they can protect themselves too . Believe me they will thank you for it.

Lisa thanks for the help on that

Friday, March 20, 2009

Hot off the press from three prominent nutrition and exercise associations—the American Dietetic Association, American College of Sports Medicine, and Dietitians of Canada—is the 2009 Joint Position Stand on Nutrition for Athletic Performance.
While there is little earth-shattering news in this comprehensive document (available on, the authors comprehensively reviewed the research to determine which sports nutrition practices effectively enhance performance. Here are a few key points on what and when to eat to perform at your best.

1. Don't weigh yourself daily! What you weigh and how much body fat you have should not be the sole criterion for judging how well you are able to perform in sports. That is, don't think that if you get to XX percent body fat, you will run faster. For one, all techniques to measure body fat have inherent errors. (Even BodPod can underestimate percent fat by two to three percent.) Two, optimal body fat levels depend on genetics and what is optimal for your unique body. Pay more attention to how you feel and perform than to a number on the scale.

2. Protein recommendations for both endurance and strength-trained athletes range from 0.5 to 0.8 grams per pound (1.2-1.7 g/kg) body weight. For a 150-lb. athlete, this comes to about 75 to 120 g protein per day, an amount most athletes easily consume through their standard diet without the use of protein supplements or amino acid supplements. Vegetarian athletes should target ten percent more, because some plant proteins (not soy but legumes) are less well digested than animal proteins.
If you are just starting a weight-lifting program, you’ll want to target the higher protein amount. Once you have built-up your muscles, the lower end of the range is fine.

3. Athletes in power sports need to pay attention to carbohydrates, and not just protein. That's because strength training depletes muscle glycogen stores. You can deplete about 25 percent to 35 percent of total muscle glycogen stores during a single 30-second bout of resistance exercise.

4. Athletes who eat enough calories to support their athletic performance are unlikely to need vitamin supplements. But athletes who severely limit their food intake to lose weight (such as wrestlers, lightweight rowers, gymnasts), eliminate a food group (such as dairy, if they are lactose intolerant), or train indoors and get very little sunlight (skaters, gymnasts, swimmers) may require supplements.

5. If you are vegetarian, a blood donor, and or a woman with heavy menstrual periods, you should pay special attention to your iron intake. If you consume too little iron, you can easily become deficient and be unable to exercise energetically due to anemia. Because reversing iron deficiency can take three to six months, your best bet is to prevent anemia by regularly eating iron-rich foods (lean beef, chicken thighs, enriched breakfast cereals such as Wheaties and Total) and including in each meal a source of vitamin C (fruits, vegetables).

6. Eating before hard exercise, as opposed to exercising in a fasted state, has been shown to improve performance. If you choose to not eat before a hard workout, at least consume a sports drink (or some source of energy) during exercise.

7. When you exercise hard for more than one hour, target 30 to 60 grams (120 to 240 calories) of carbohydrate per hour to maintain normal blood glucose levels and enhance your stamina and enjoyment of exercise. Fueling during exercise is especially important if you have not eaten a pre-exercise snack. Popular choices include gummi candy, jelly beans, dried fruits, as well as gels and sports drinks. More research is needed to determine if choosing a sports drink with protein will enhance endurance performance.

8. For optimal recovery, an athlete who weighs about 150 pounds should target 300 to 400 calories of carbs within a half-hour after finishing a hard workout. More precisely, target 0.5-0.7 g carb/lb (1.0-1.5 g carb/kg). You then want to repeat that dose every two hours for the next four to six hours. For example, if you have done a rigorous, exhaustive morning workout and need to do another session that afternoon, you could enjoy a large banana and a vanilla yogurt as soon as tolerable post-exercise; then, two hours later, a pasta-based meal; and then, another two hours later, another snack, such as pretzels and orange juice.

9. Whether or not you urgently need to refuel depends on when you will next be exercising. While a triathlete who runs for 90 minutes in the morning needs to rapidly refuel for a three-hour cycling workout in the afternoon, the fitness exerciser who works out every other day has little need to obsess about refueling.

10. Including a little protein in the recovery meals and snacks enhances muscle repair and growth. Popular carb+protein combinations include chocolate milk, yogurt, cereal+milk, pita+hummus, beans+rice, pasta+meat sauce.

11. Muscle cramps are associated with dehydration, electrolyte deficits and fatigue. Cramps are most common in athletes who sweat profusely and are “salty sweaters.” They need more sodium than the standard recommendation of 2,400 mg/day. Losing about two pounds of sweat during a workout equates to losing about 1,000 mg sodium. (Note: eight ounces of sport drink may offer only 110 mg sodium.) Salty sweaters (as observed by a salty crust on the skin of some athletes) lose even more sodium. If that’s your case, don’t hesitate to consume salt before, during and after extended exercise. For example, enjoy broth, pretzels, cheese & crackers, pickles and other sodium-rich foods. The majority of active people can easily replace sweat losses via a normal intake of food and fluids.

Final Words of Advice
If you can make time to train, you can also make time to eat well and get the most out of your training. Optimal sports performance starts with good nutrition!

That is a very good article, I love reading the gummy bear part even though I have cut those out just a little because of training they will come back full blast in September!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Yesterday's workout!

Warm up with 2 pilates classes

350 warm up
10 x 25 drills
6 x 100 15 sec rest
200 pull with paddles
10 x 25 kick board
350 cool down I felt great!

Cool down was a very easy run!

I have to add 30 min. of swim time with Landen he is doing so very good at swimming!

Pregnancy update:
My weight has went up to 158 and I can feel the baby moving everyday; Blane and Landen can now feel the baby moving to. I'm feeling really good I workout everyday as you see but my weight still keeps going up we think a lot of it is water weight and with my medication, so very fun!

More on Training:
My Ironman Training starts this month on the 30Th, however I will do the smart thing which is finish my program to my half marathon in April and then go more into my Ironman program.
I've been on my bike 3 times riding about an hour not going as far as I used to because I'm much slower (expected) it's also interesting I can't ride it in a aero position I have to sit up so my heart rate doesn't go up to much. Plus it's funny how many people look at me like what is she doing?? hehehe
Get away from home:
If you live in Winona MN or you live close you need to go to the Big lake there it's all paved and you can go rollerblading on it or run it I was out there with Landen about 8 miles it was so fun!

OK off to work have a wonderful day!

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Get ready to cry when you see this... John in a swim coach at the YMCA and here is his story..

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

I started my swim yesterday after trying on almost 15 plus swim suits however, I found a maternity one that was cheep so I got it doesn't look anything like my normal swim suits but it's going to work. I have to add it's so different swimming with a little person in you, kicking, moving around. I swam about 2100 yards with drills and a ton more buoyancy about 21 pounds more. I'm still biking and running trying to keep my heart rate at 160 -165 it is so hard, I have to make sure I don't talk and if you know me that is hard!
My Ironman program starts this month on the 30th back in the grove of things.

It is interesting as much as I work out I still have gained so much however, I always tell myself you don't have a thyroid and that's how it goes!

Ok I have been sick all day today with the flu it's so fun in bed all day! "Whatever it stinks"!

Everyone keep well!

This is so cool!