Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Training induced coma

I'm sitting here in a bit of a water-logged training induced coma right now. I know I need to get on that trainer soon but I'm in deep, deep denial. Plus, there's still water in my ears from this morning. I'm sure if I search the literature I'll find a horrible and irreversible deadly disease that will entrap me if I get on the trainer with water in my ears.

We have a new swimming coach at masters. It's actually the brother of our old swimming coach. I love his workouts, but I'm pretty sure he is on a one-man mission to ensure that I can no longer dress myself or wash my hair ever again. He has this magic number that makes the perfect workout length. This magic number seems set at 5300. Yes, 5300 yards. That is over 3 miles. That is an acceptable RUN in my book. So now I sit at day 6 of swimming with >24,000 yards in the bank (I swim on my own every other day and my magic number is much more human). In order to take my shirt off I have to invert myself into an upside down "V" and use gravity to my advantage. Sports Bras are my own personal hell. This would all be fine and dandy if I wasn't showering three times per day. It's ugly....

I would like to share with you my key to muscle recovery. It's the very bestest smoothie recipe in the world.

Get one of those Single serving blenders (like the Bullet)

Fill 1/3 with Frozen Strawberries
1/3 frozen blueberries
1 scoop whey protein powder (I like vanilla flavored)
1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
top with Orange Juice

It will be thick, and amazing! Seriously, I notice a huge difference in recovery when I get one of these in my system ASAP after a hard workout. Plus, they are delicious.

OK, nap time.


Anonymous said...

Oh great. Now you just made me buy a bullet. :)

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

Seriously, that'a a lot of swimming.

D said...

mmmm... I'm all about the fruit smoothies too, but I use milk instead of orange juice. More like milkshake that way ;)
I made the mistake of adding some Greens powder stuff to my last shake though. Took me over an hour to finish the thing. Friggin gross. Don't ever do that to yourself!

Bullet said...

Yeah! The Bullet! That's me! Rock it!

ADC said...

Must try the smoothie - you are a doctor so I have to listen to you :-)

Spokane Al said...

5300 yards at a whack! - holy moly that is alot of swimming. You are definitely earning your smoothies.