Saturday, March 10, 2007

Greetings from Gitche Gumme!

Hypen-girl and I traversed north to Duluth this weekend. Reason? Daughter/Father relational interface time...and we both like Jars of Clay, whom we watched play last night! This was my 5th time seeing them. They are a wonderfully poetic alternative/pop band whose music always speaks to my soul.

Hypen-girl enjoyed the warm-up band even more. I know it was because of their multi-talented music skills and word-smith like lyrics....or because they were "hawt". Yes, that was a quote. (Aside, notice how I quote the word "hawt" whereas Kahuna acutally writes and uses the term when speaking...just a husband of the OC observation) They were really good entertainers though, I think we may be adding them to the Itunes library soon.

Big training week. Lots o swimming and running. I had my first 4 hour spin, followed by a run off the bike. Followed that the next day with a swim and 1 hr. run. I am wondering if any one experiences sick stomach symptoms when moving into more endurance length work outs? My stomach has been consistently feeling really odd after these larger workouts. If you do respond, please hold back intimate details :)

More pics and I gotta get around to super hero discussion time soon! I'm thinking if wonder woman had this...





Then the tac-mobile has to have invisible features for drafting...draft legal races only of course)

Tac out!

10 comments:

tri-mama said...

I think training takes care of the invisibility thing....and I mean that in the most suportive/non nagging sort of way :-) See you when you get home

abbey said...

Regarding the stomach queasiness...

Just spent about 2 hours laying in bed, moaning and holding my stomach after a long run. This doesn't happen to me every time, but often enough to make me wonder.

I think it might have to do with dehydration and also the fact that I'm training on water - not a sports drink with extra goodies for my depleting body supply when I push it past its usual limits.

Just some hypotheses...let me know if you happen upon anything more scientific.

seaducer said...

Sugar does me in. Any workout longer than 30 minutes or more intense than an av HR of 145 and I can't drink Gatorade, or anything else that sweet. I get that sickly feeling. I have had stmoach cramps only once (not related to some horrilby tasty foods I ate) and that was related to sever dehydration. Shortly after the cramps I passed out and woke up in the back of an FLA (Army ambulance) with an IV going full speed.

So queasey feeling = too much sugar, cramps equal a 911 call, but that is just me.

Spandex King said...

Thats so awesome that you take that time for your daughter. So many parents miss the joy in having children. I have one out of the house and married and our daughter is 14. Once they move out you really miss them. Well, most of the time. LOL

marz_racer said...

I need to eat right after long efforts(3+ hours)or I have some serious stomach issues. Usually a good recovery meals sets me right.

marz_racer said...

By the way, I did my long ride outside. Where were you?

Pharmie said...

I actually get the sick to my stomach feeling when I get hypoglycemic and haven't eaten enough either before the workout, during, or right after it. Maybe now is a good time to start perfecting your nutrition?

Tri-Dummy said...

No stomach issues unless I eat too many gels...then I (in the infamous words of Ozzy Osbourne) Go Off the Rails on a Gravy Train.

Great call on the Daddy/Daughter date!

TJ said...

i sometimes get sick to my stomach thinking about doing a long run, but i'm usually ok once i get out the door....
jars rock.

Chris said...

What are you eating during your long workouts? That could be the cause of your GI issues? Have you tried experimenting with different types of fuel to see if things are any better or worse with different products/foods?