Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Above is my pre-race, pre-workout nutrition protocol for Ironman 70.3 New Orleans. Some of these supplements I take year-round, and some I've just been taking for the past 5 weeks leading up to a 7 week build for the race...
Left to Right:
Recoverease - Branched Chain Amino Acids/Proteolytic Enzymes, take 4 after the day's toughest workout.
CreO2 - The world's only enteric coated creatine, ATP, O2 utilization matrix.
Carnage - Beta-alanine, to boost intramuscular nitric oxide levels.
Mt. Capra goat protein - Rapidly absorbing, organic, natural daily protein needs.
Enerprime - Basically like eating 10 salads. I take 1 tablespoon of powder every morning, year round. This is probably the one I would take to a desert island with me.
EnerEFA - Omega-3 fatty acids from a vegan, flax seed source.
RaceCaps - CoEnzyme Q10 to boost cardiovascular endurance.
ProstElan - Natural prostate anti-inflammatory for those longs days in the saddle.
The little packets in front are Cordygen VO2 Ultra, a super concentrated, rich source of cordyceps, for maximum oxygen absorption. It's so freakin' new I can't even get it in bottled form!
Most of these supplements you can find by clicking here. Just leave a comment if you have questions about anything you can't find.
Countdown to New Orleans: 11 days!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Word. I have a big box of Blueberry-Pomegranate GU Chomps on my kitchen counter.
This is VERY cool, and here's why:
At the end of each hour during any Half-Ironman or Ironman, I've always rewarded myself with a nice chewy treat. And usually it is margarita flavored Clif Bloks.
But I have now found something new. Something that blows Clif Bloks outta the water. Not only does it give the sugar boost, but it also has...
• Amino acids for added focus, rippin' energy and speedy recovery...
• Vitamin C + E, those mighty antioxidants that combat tissue breakdown...
• Sodium and potassium to restore electrolyte balance...
• Exclusive blend of complex and simple carbohydrates...
...coming soon to a store near you.
P.S. Countdown to New Orleans 70.3: 17 days.
P.P.S. Did I mention Clif Bloks don't have any amino acids? This is the new kid on the blok. ;)