|A very warm day on the road (as usual).|
|My Terry Symmetry parked along my ride route|
|Kit of Day: Milan-SanRemo Espiritu Santo|
|Another ride for the books.|
|Vegan Empanadas from Veestro Foods|
As for protein shakes and snacks, I've only been using Usana's Meal Replacement Shakes (the new Wild Strawberry is so delicious) and their Berry Nutty Nutritional Bars. The shakes are VERY filling and made from multi-protein sources like whey, pea and soy. The Berry Nutty Bars contain dried cherries with raw almonds and cashews. Rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients.
|Usana - Nutritional Foods|
Secondly, I've been taking MitoQ's new Heart Supplement. The capsules are easy for me to break down and I have noticed a much faster return to my resting heart rate after exertion since taking these for a little under a month.
I've also been taking Turmeric Supreme by Gaia Herbs. It has almost completely wiped out my need for topical pain creams and rubs even after a long ride or run, I'm seldom sore anymore. Prior to this ride, I did spray my ankles with Zim's Max-Freeze which has aloe, arnica, vitamin E and tea tree oil. Kind of like an embrocation of sorts. I didn't have to stop to massage my ankles or feet, not once.
|Gaia Turmeric Supreme|
Lessons Learned from This Year's Ride:
Take only ONE water bottle - refill on the route
Go vegan for two weeks before the ride
Have a few carbs the night before
Include cooling training table foods and herbs like dried cherries, curcumin, almonds
Cross train by alternating ride days with running and weight lifting days.
Make sure tires are properly inflated to the max just before the ride
Stop and smell the roses or just ride through the sprinklers. The journey is just as important as the destination
|My 2015 Rapha Roundel|