3.19.2009

Why Timing Matters

Yesterday was a spin class with the tri group. This always kicks my ass because Martha can tell when I'm not giving it my all AND I want to keep up with these chicks more than anyone in any other spin class.

I know I've kind of mentioned stuff about eating and timings before but here's where the rubber meets the road. One of the big rules is over an hour before your workout, eat a balanced meal with carbs and protein, under an hour eat carbs only. I should have listened.

I was on the border. At about 5:15 I walked into Bristol Farms and ordered a Buffalo Chicken Panini (blue cheese was too strong and there was no Buffalo) and some fruit salad. I didn't get to eat said Panini or fruit salad until 5:30 or later.

Got to the gym and got ready for class. We were meeting at 6:30 and didn't get into the room and get started until closer to 7, but it was close enough. Within the first 15 minutes I felt like I was going to puke and it didn't go away until I was at home, in the shower, after 9pm.

Moral of the story? Pay attention to timing and what you eat. I will never have blue cheese, or another strong cheese, before a strenuous high HR workout. I'll stick to milder cheeses, or nix dairy all together and go for meat or bean based protein, if there is time. If not, I'll just shoot a gel and eat after.

7 comments:

Glenn Jones said...

Wait a minute - Bristol Farms and spinning at 6:30? You go to 24HourFitnesss? Newport Center? I'm usually there Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays.

Al's CL Reviews said...

I'll just skip the blue cheese all together. Blech!

Tammy said...

A lesson that you won't soon forget! :-P

Yasmin said...

No, Glenn, although I'd think about switching to 24 hour for ya! (that and my tri coach works at 24 hour as a spin instructor)

I was at some fancy place Shape Up or something. They let our training group rent their spin room.

AKA Alice said...

I completely winced when I read the part about the blue cheese thinking, "Oh. Thats not gonna be good..."

Glad you didn't puke during the workout (or after). That'd be worse.

It's probably a good thing there was no buffalo either :-)

Viv said...

I am glad you can figure out the timing and working out i sure as hell can't.

Just caught up with you girl. I am sorry i have not been around lately been a lil busy you know. I am glad your workouts are going strong, Yas! Awesome on completing the canyon ride I know that is something you speak of often, so congrats.
Your training is going on. I wish I was there to getcha in a spin class I would love it except not on those p.o.s. ol school Keiser bikes. Anywhoo when is the next tri coming up for you?? When is oly this season? I bet I can answer all my own questions if I move over to the side bar.

Viv said...

Nope it is not there so when is the next event for ya?