Fueling the machine

I’m working hard to ensure that my body is physically ready to tackle the challenges of Antarctica. This morning’s workout was:

  • 70 minutes of riding the hills out of the canyon toward Jackson
  • 22 minutes of running uphill out of Melody Creek Ranch
Lunch #2

Lunch #2


This afternoon, I’ll be towing my tire for another 65 minutes up to and along Hwy 89. There are both nice rolling and then steep hills (8% grade) along the way. In an hour towing session, I’ll consume a liter of water, power down a rail of Shot Blocks and at least one granola bar. This is just enough to sustain me before I arrive back home, where I’ll down 10 oz of chocolate milk as a recovery drink.

The chocolate milk provides sugar, carbohydrates, proteins and fats in one tasty concoction. Once I power that down, it’s off for a stretching session to keep myself limber. And then I’ll eat again.

Because, after the breakfast of:

  • 8″ pancake
  • English muffin
  • 3 pats of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of cottage cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • cheese
  • 8 oz soy milk
  • slice of roast beef
  • jam

and lunch of:

  • carnitas burrito
  • quarter pounder cheeseburger
  • medium fries
  • quart of sweet tea

I’ll be hungry after towing.

In fact, I’m already hungry after typing this.  I’ll knock down something to power me up before towing the tire.

And then I’ll eat again.

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