So much for recovery week last week (well, ends today). Next week is back up the pyramid with Week 33 of Ironman Training. This coming week supposed to be doing 8700 yards of swimming, 100 miles of bike riding, and up to 22 miles of running. Joy.
Yesterday was a good bike ride: Claremont Ave, down Wildcat Canyon, Three Bears, up Wildcat Canyon, and up South Park Drive. Going up South Park to end a ride really sucks but I actually started to use my core muscles to push through to the top. The difference is amazing when you shift your power to your hip flexors, stomach and back from just your legs.
Mitchell is really the trapeze expert, I've only had the experience of doing trapeze twice, once at ClubMed at Turks & Caicos, and the other time here in Cancun.
This time I was able to do a knee hang "catch" hawk-style. I tried doing a "heels-off" but wasn't able to do the catch. So the photo above is the split second that's not supposed to happen where I'm supposed to be just hanging from Chucho's arms (versus still hanging from the other bar with my knees). It's a pretty cool photo.
Anyway, here's the rest of the slideshow of my trapeze efforts. It's a pretty fun sport(?)/activity. The thrill of flying and twisting in the air is pretty neat. Apparently there's places like Trapeze Arts in Oakland where I could go to school for this.
I finally got a new laptop bag, err, cafe bag, make that man purse. It cost a bunch, took a while to get here, but it's nice.
Thanks to Scott Collins on the tip.
The Post Club-Med-Cancun Diet (or the diet from hell)
So two weeks in Cancun with all you can eat, all you can drink, and all you can play (running on the beach, water ski, trapeze, tennis, weight room etc), I'm now at 189-190lbs. I was at 180-183lbs so I've gained between 6-10lbs in a couple weeks.
So here's the Post Club Med Cancun Diet in the negative:
– no (little) sugar
– no red meat
– no milk
– no juice (except orange juice)
– no (little) processed foods
– no white bread/white rice
In the positive:
– *lots* of water
– lots of oatmeal, (kashi or smart start cereal)
– lots of fruits and vegetables