Jared’s Ironman race is in November.
This means that his training is getting intense. Intense like he’s riding a bike for 6 hours every Saturday and running 14 miles on Sunday. Intense like he wakes up at 5:30am to workout on weekdays and then does another workout as soon as he leaves work. Intense like he says he can’t remember the last time his body didn’t constantly hurt. And intense like he eats a lot.
I thought it would be fun to switch up WIAWand show you what he eats on a typical day during peak training.
Health Bloggers beware….this post isn’t meant to be a model of perfect training fuel (it doesn’t have that many veggies…he hates veggies….but he tries to get them in creatively) and on a typical day, there’s usually much less pasta and white carbs (and more lean meat and whole grains)….BUT, it’s still a good window into the tummy of an Ironman.
A Hungry Ironman Day
6am- Wake up and do Tuesday morning exercises– 60 minutes of stretching and ab exercises.
Washed down with some veggie/fruit antioxident poweder (that actually tastes good!):
8:45am: 20 minute bike ride to work.
10:30am: Mid-morning snack
1pm: Lunch. Mac & Cheese with spinach (yes, I swear there’s spinach in there) and pulled pork.
Dessert: Frozen yogurt
4pm: Afternoon snack…a smoothie made at work
5:30pm- 20 minute bike ride home from work.
Quickly change clothes.
Grab a handful of cashews
Bike ride 20 minutes to Track Practice.
6:30-8pm: Intense coached track practice…..lots of hills
Eaten during practice:
8:30/8:45pm. Home. Starving for dinner.
10pm:Collapsed on the couch watching tv.
Evening snack- Almond milk mixed with an Amazing Grass.
11:30pm Bedtime……need a good night’s sleep before 6am swim practice on Wednesday.
Oh and here’s his new Ironman suit
JUST KIDDING! Can you even imagine? I think they’re selling these for realz though. LOL.
Sometimes I think I eat more than Jared does….so I kinda liked seeing his full day of eats.
– Are you training for anything?
– What’s your favorite pre-workout snack?
– What’s your guess on how many calories an Ironman typically burns at a race (I’ll tell you tomorrow)?
– Does your bf/husband/best guy-friend have different food preferences than you do? (aka doesn’t like veggies, etc)