Tuesday, March 24, 2009

My Secret Weapons

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

Eat Your Heart Out, Clif Bloks.

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. ;)