Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The culmination

Ironman training isn't difficult because of any one workout that appears on the training program. Instead its the culmination of workout after workout, day after day. Not only is there a lot of training, but there's a lot of eating. The hard part for me is to get enough protein.
Yesterday my friend Beth joined me for an awesome bike interval workout. The girl can RUN! So it was awesome to have her pull me around for 5 miles off the bike. Each mile faster than the last. Perfecto! Thanks again Beth!!! During the workout of course I started dream about what I wanted to eat after. Beth reminded me of an old favorite pancake alternative I use to always make. Who doesn't crave pancakes after a long ride!?!? Problem is, pancakes don't keep me full for long. So try this protein filled alternative. I think this is suppose to be 2 servings. That is unless your in the middle of ironman training...then it's only enough for one:
2 egg whites
1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup fat-free or low fat cottage cheese
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
touch of almond, soy or regular milk to make proper consistency for pancake batter.
Put all ingredients into the blender (liquids first) and blend.
Add fresh fruit and eat up!

Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 250
Total Fat: 3g
Sodium: 280 mg
Potassium: 300 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 33g
Sugars: 2.5g
Protein: 21g

Happy Training and Happy Eating!


beth said...

love those pancakes, but i put them in the blender first to make "batter"...
i got a little chuckle- "fat-fat" cottage cheese... :)

thanks for dragging me around on the bike- such a fun workout!

Mary said...

those sound awesome! going to have to try them. Oh, by the way...I just read some of your older posts and I can't believe you passed up on the date shake...they are SOOOO GOOD! seriously....I used to always stop there on the drive back to New Mexico. You have to get one next time!

Bradley D. said...

yes please!!