In February I was asked by an anonymous reader, “What protein and bcaa powder do you take?”
I take Plant Fusion (http://plantfusion.net/). Since starting my plant based diet back on Memorial Day in 2011, I’ve found that I still like taking protein after lifting heavy and long runs or races.
What’s a recovery day look like for me? I love cycling and mountain biking, but they aren’t included on my Crossfit Endurance or 100 mile ultra-marathon training plan. The bike has become my go to recovery workout because it’s zero impact (as long as I don’t fall), it still works your aerobic and anaerobic systems without putting a big strain your muscles, bones, and tendons, and lastly because I love riding with a group. Without the bike I would go crazy on non-running days, I already struggle enough when I restrain myself to working out only one time a day on the recovery day.
Mountain Biking and Swimming, two sports I’m not good at. Mountain Biking has been a blast but there is a hole dark side to trusting your bike and skills to not send you over the handle bars. Swimming…yea, not much to say about that, technique, technique, technique.
I’ve learned that I’m a very egotistical person, something that I’m working on, but that comes out when my attitude turns sour. I have accomplished so much running-wise and fitness-wise. I’m very proud of my accomplishments because of where I come from and how I used to be made fun of. I have struggle with the “I’m going to prove you wrong” syndrome. Back when co-workers would say, “You’re training for a marathon, but you’re two mile time is only 14:30. My response, because it’s work, is to ask what they’re 50 mile time is.
Disclaimer: I don’t have many negative posts, but I needed to write this one. Crossfitters, this is my first box experience, but it is still my first impression. I love Crossfit as a program and will continue to use it in my 100 mile ultra training.
Recently, I quit/got kicked out of my local Crossfit box. This happened because the owner (my old coach) saw a statement I posted in a Facebook Group.