In case you didn’t know I’m signed up for the 2011 Ironman Canada this August, and I will be almost exclusively doing CrossFit Ironman Training, by doing CrossFit and CrossFit Endurance training to get ready for the Ironman.
The reason that I decided to do this is because over the last 8 or 9 months I’ve been following the CrossFit workouts religiously and have seen better results than at any other time in my life! I’ve been ready for whatever athletic event has been thrown at me including an impromptu 54 mile run around Lake Washington in November!
I should also note that I’ve been following the Paleo Diet principles with the exception of adding oatmeal and beans to my diet. This combination has allowed me to see my abs for the last 8-9 months without doing hardly any long slow distance cardio (LSD).
Here’s what my training looks like:
Monday morning (around 8am): CrossFit Endurance swimming workout from www.CrossFitEndurance.com
Monday evening (around 5pm): CrossFit Main Site
Tuesday morning: CrossFit Endurance biking workout
Tuesday evening: CrossFit Main Site
Thursday morning: CrossFit Endurance running workout
Thursday evening: CrossFit Main Site
Friday morning: CrossFit Endurance swimming workout
Friday evening: CrossFit Main Site
Saturday morning: CrossFit Main Site (or off depending on my recovery level)
Saturday afternoon: CrossFit Endurance biking workout
Sunday: CrossFit Endurance long running Tempo/TT workout*
*Tempo/TT workout rotates each week. Example: the following week the Tempo/TT workout will be a biking workout on Saturday, and the next week swimming on Friday.
Here’s what my diet is looking like:
9am: 12 eggs with 3 yokes, 4 cups of spinach, 1 stick of sting cheese, 1 cup oatmeal, 1 cup blueberries.
12pm: 1.5 cups cottage cheese (hit or miss by paleo standards), .5 cups almonds, 1 cup beans, .5 cups salsa
3pm: 1.5 cups cottage cheese, .5 cups almonds, 1 cup beans, .5 cups salsa, 1 apple
4:30pm: 1.5 cups cottage cheese, .5 cups almonds, 1 apple, 1 banana
7pm: 2 scoops whey protein powder, 1 banana, 4g fish oil
9pm: Large piece of steak or 2 chicken breasts, 1-2 cups veggies, .5-1 cups almonds or pecans
AND at least 1 gallon of water each day!
I’m also doing a 50 mile North Face Endurance Trail Ultra Marathon the May in New York which should be a good warm up test of the CrossFit Endurance training.
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