Thursday, March 29, 2007

Race Week: Thursday - 3.29.2007 - Taper Update #6

Holy sleep. I slept for almost 9 hours last night. I can't remember the last time I have slept 8 hours let alone 9. Needless to say it felt great. This full-on taper thing is kind of weird. This the first time I have done a full two week taper and after training so specifiically for one race. My body does feel like it's getting fully charged and rested but I also tired and feel like I could take a nap at anytime. We'll see how I feel come race day.

Once I did get up it was time for some coffee and breakfast before heading down the La Jolla cove for an open water swim.
Just because it's decaf doesn't mean it can't be good.
Loading up on some good carbs. Kashi waffles, banana, power butter, and syrup.

You really couldn't ask for a better day to swim. It was about 70 and not a cloud in the sky. The water is still feeling good and the sun on my face felt great. I was feeling really good in the water too. After the swim I took my parents over the cover and they checked out the sights. Here's the view:

After the swim I had a quick snack and then it was time to head home for some lunch.

Sandwich: whole wheat bread, turkey, avocado, red onions, lettuce, tomatoes, and FF cheddar.
Baked Doritos
and a Kiwi

I chilled and dosed off for a bit after lunch and then headed down to O'side to pick up my packet. I was stoked I got down there early and got out. There was no line and I scored a bunch of free stuff.
It's official:

And then It was time to head home for dinner. It seems like I just ate all day today.
Huge salad:

And then I filled a whole wheat pita with this: chicken breast marinated in buffalo wing sauce, sauteed onions and peppers. Defintely one of my favorite dinners.

Now it's time for bed. I am tired.


Mallie said...

I hope you got another great night of sleep. I can't wait to hear all the details of the race. Sounds like the weather should be just about perfect. Since I don't need any good vibes while I'm on "enforced" rest, I'll send most of mine your way.

Benson said...

Good foods and GOOD LUCK to you bro. You'll be fast as lightning. Enjoy the good sleep too, you deserve it. I like all the food pics on your blogs. keep it up.