I’m giving a new strategy a go! At the moment I am upping the amount of protein in my diet through supplements. I have have a go at various brands over time and I have settled on an unusual source… Arbonne – who seem to be a brand who make ‘make-up’. Still, their formulation from Pea, rice and cranberry protein seems to do the trick.
In normal training I am making a shake with soya milk, water, I measure protein powder and half a measure ‘greens balance’ which supplements antioxidants, phytonutrients and fibre… Has spiriulina, kale, corella, red coffee bean, papaya, purple sweet potato! Also, a tablet of omega-3 plus.
Not a lot you can do with the tablet apart from swallow it! Which I did ok!
The other bits are combined in a juicer to make a shake.
The shake turned out to be a light green in colour. Didn’t taste too bad and with the other ingredients it reduced the tickly powder feeling when drinking. I added some natural yoghurt as well. Some fruit will find its way in there when I’ve been shopping.
High training loads will be supplemented with a full dose of protein shake after training.
I have been trying Paleo bars from Lidl but they will run out soon. They saw me trough a 30 mile ride the other day.
How will all this help me train and combine a very busy job? We will see. My Strava is linked to this blog if you like to see that. I’m going to rate my training sessions as 1-5 stars. The winter will be building and I will do 2 days active recovery after a big session. I’m yet to sit down and plan out the training but will more than likely be
2×1 hour rides in the week (one session)
One long ride at the weekend of 2-3 hrs (zone 1)
Park run on a Saturday (session)
A longer run in the week (1.5) with a recovery run another day
2 to 3 swims of 30 mins
Strength sessions on the living room carpet and foam roller too!
About 8 hrs all in!
Monday… Recovery run / swim?
Tuesday… Bike home 1 hr
Wednesday… Bike home 1 hr
Thursday… Longer run
Saturday… Park run and longer bike
A rough plan!