I need nutritional help… my food decision making skills are sub par at best. I generally don’t eat breakfast (which I know is wrong) and today I skipped lunch (which is even worse) because I got distracted at the beach. The ocean was pretty angry today and a lot of people came out to the beach to watch. I hung out on the pier and it was shaking underneath from the force of the waves… pretty cool. There were waves breaking way out past the pier and you could see all kinds of sand in the waves that it was dragging up from the bottom. It doesn’t look as dramatic in the pictures as it was in real life. Only 2 surfers were brave/stupid enough to get in.

Anyways… back to food… I ended up only eating some red vines and pretzels today. Turns out that’s not enough to fuel a fair sized gentleman all day. It was suggested to me on Facebook that I would have been fine if I added Jolly Ranchers and beer… not sure if that would really work or not :) After work I came home for a while and then made my way to the pool. I totally bonked out half way through my workout. I was all weak and shaky like I literally ran out of gas. Not fun. I’ve been trying to eat a little better but it’s not going so well, I have a lot to learn when it comes to person fuel.

Here’s what I managed to get done before jumping out…

200 swim
200 kick
200 pull

10 x 100 free

1600 long course meters total

And just for fun… here’s some pics of what distracted me enough to miss lunch!




4 Responses to “Apparently Red Vines and Pretzels Don’t Cut It”

  1. Glenn says:

    Sounded like Hemingway with the 'angry ocean' comment, and I do agree… Jolly Ranchers and beer… the training table of many a masters swimmer. ;)

  2. tres_arboles says:

    Ah, bonk training!

  3. Allison says:

    That's gorgeous, Rob! You are lucky to live so close to such a swimmer's gem.

  4. Rob D says:

    Glenn – it must be my low beer intake that's messing me up… we can work on this when I come out in June :)

    Tres – yeah it was a lesson learned kind of day! Bonk training complete!

    Allison – living on this part of the west coast definitely has some advantages! My only problem is tricking people to get into the ocean with me… the water is a little too cold for most this time of year (mainly 53-55)