Friday, June 28, 2013

Who left the oven open?

Temperatures outside during the middle of the day are in the one teens (113-119) the last week.  Of course I am not out training during that time of day, but even the lows are staying in the high 80's.  The workouts have been moved to pre daylight hours, even the pool.  These temperatures are normal for this time of year her in Arizona, and with it you just learn to hydrate more (stay away from caffeine), wear protective clothing from the sun and stay in the shade or indoors.  Kind of a reverse of a winter hibernation. Training is going well for my mid October sprint triathlon.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

There is a day for everything

There is National Donut Day, Nation Running Day, National Coffee Day, Bike to Work Day you get the picture, there is a day for everything.  So you guessed it there is a National Flip Flop Day, which happens to be Friday, June 21, 2013 this year and I will be rocking my SOLE Sport Flips. (Well,  I always wear them, so the day really won't be that different for me.)

So while we are on the subject of flip flops and sandals, other sandals or flip flops may be comfortable for the first 20 minutes or so of wearing, but the SOLE Sport Flips are just what your feet and body are craving for.  I have enjoyed these arch supportive flip flops after long training rides or runs and of course wear them to and from the pool.  They mold to your foot, normally after wearing them for a few days. With the arch support and the contoured foot bed, you walk around in comfort.  I really like them after my feet have been cramped up in cycling shoes or just getting more air to my feet after running. Because SOLE Sport Flips are molded then to your feet, don't let others wear them.  The contour of the foot bed can help alleviate pain from plantar fasciitis.

Tropical Smoothie CafĂ©' honors those rocking flip flops with a FREE SMOOTHIE on June 21st, from 2pm - 7pm, by wearing your flip flops to one of our locations.  Look them up to see if they have a store near you.  

Monday, June 10, 2013

Feed Zone Portables recipe book

Feed Zone Portables is a new book of recipes out by Chef Biju and Dr. Lim with 75 ideas for cyclists, runners, triathletes, mountain bikers, climbers, hikers, and backpackers. The simple recipes are made with real food. I have tired a few of these easy to make recipes bringing them on my longer rides and lately on the way out the door to the pool to swim laps. On their website they offer free sample of some of the recipes at 
My favorite recipe that I have made so far are Banana Waffles. I seem to get stuck in ruts of what I eat in the morning and out while on longer rides or runs. This book has helped open my eyes to what can be done.  Sure there are the energy bars and gels I take along but this is real food you prepare in your own kitchen. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Swimming is taking shape

I am excited to say I ditched the gym pool and scored a great deal on the local aquatics facility.  The facility was used this last spring for Olympic trials.  Anyway, the pool at the gym I belong to is 14 meters long so just as I was getting up speed and getting into the groove the wall was there. The lanes here are set up for 25 yard lengths.  I get there for my early morning workout at 5am and am either the only one there or one of four others swimming at that time.  I plug into my X-1 audio underwater headphones on my workout is done before I know it.  I have been working on my form and arm position for now and will focus on speed in a couple of weeks.  Feels great to be working out in such a great facility.