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January 16, 2009 at 1:47 pm #7591

well, it’s shaping up to be a pretty big week of eating for me so far. 😯
I am trying hard to fit protein in each meal 2.5-3hrs apart. eggs, tuna, chicken breast, shakes
not 100% if I am eating too much though.

mornings 05:30-06:00 start out with 2 slices of multi grain toast no butter & protein shake

RIDE TO WORK 35-40mins

08:30-09:00 2 scrambled eggs with tomato & 2/3 cup of oats with honey

11:30-12:00 1/2 chicken breast with veggies or fillet of hake with veggies and potatoe.

14:30-15:00 small can of tuna or 2 more scrambled eggs


dinner around 18:30-19:00 small plate of what ever the missus cooks up, meat, veg and pasta most common

and another shake before bed
also have 2 liters of water during the day

Does this diet still suit my needs or am I eating too much? it feels huge. I want to do 3 days of weight training per week and I think for this I will maybe have to cut down my bike riding a bit I think a day or two?? but ride a long 30-40km stint inbetween on an off work day to keep the cardio up?, as my legs are sore all the time while riding to work an back each day no matter how much I stretch, it’s getting easier to ride now and still maintaing my usual pace just not feeling like I am about to have a heart attack while I do it.
If I am not training with weight should I eat the same as I do on a weight training day?
in 16 months my goal will be to enter this:
a half iron man! will 16 months of weight training hinder my endurance? my goal is to be stronger, fitter and able to complete the course.
I’m sorry for all the questions it’s been a few days since i posted so I had to put them all down while i still remembered them! 😀