German Volume

The day was a good one.  It is looking like I am about to receive product support from a new sponsor!  Forming a very important role in my nutritional planning for the race is….wait for it….King Island Beef Jerky, courtesy of Travel Lite Tucker.  Yes, there you have it…this engine will be running on high octane premium fuel only, thanks very much.  Now I know you’re probably scratching your head a bit as it’s not everyone’s idea of high performance food,  but this stuff will play a really important role in the race plan.

The bulk of my calories will be taken via Hammer Perpetuem, a carbohydrate liquid, but I need other sources that are equally nutrient dense without the bulk.  This also prevents what is referred to as “flavour fatigue” ….where you become so sick of consuming the same thing over an extended period you become resistant to calorie consumption and risk “hitting the wall” in a major way.  This stuff packs a nice punch of protein, fat and sodium…no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. A little steak between laps? Oh, yes thanks.

Aside from the fact this stuff is a first grade product, I am Tassie grown and loving the fact I’m taking a bit of home to the US.  I’ll grab any opportunity to support Tassie products.  Typically, the production scale of this stuff is humble and efficient.  There is no website…just Chris’ mobile phone number and email address on the back of the packet. You have to love that.

While I’m waiting on brand images from Chris so I can update my sponsors page, behold this meaty goodness in all it’s glory…

Training today was a challenge.  Legs are weary and I have intentions of running into work tomorrow to get my head familiar with that feel of running when I don’t really want to….I’ll be treating it like an actual lap and will be running/jogging in 500m/2min cycles.  Next week will be focussing on rest, rehabilitation and mobility before we head to Wilson’s Prom for 3 or 4 days to churn out some big mileage (all going well, that is).  I have a 60km-single day target to hit.

Just when you have random moments where you’re feeling worn out and just don’t want to train, motivation and a slap across the face is only a ‘Post Comments’ away.  Take a look at the message left for me last night. Nothing more needs to be said.  Thanks, Caitlin…today’s training was for you.


Ride 14.1km to work at 75%

Average heart rate 124bpm   Energy 323kcal   Time  31:27



German volume, for time…

Deadlift 10x 10 reps @ 100.0kg

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German Volume is simply performing any resistance exercise with a weight that demands intensity in a structure of 10 sets of 10 reps. This was a 21 second PB from when I did the same drill in a previous post on 20 June 2012.  Things get nasty at around the Set #8 mark….my heart rate was peaking in the 160’s for the last four sets. Intensity? Check.


4x 800m runs with 2:30 rest between rounds.

If using a treadmill, set incline to 2° to simulate outdoor surface friction.


Ride 14.1km to home at 70%

Average heart rate 119bpm   Energy 357kcal   Time  38:35


Why do this?  Read the last comment posted here by a young ME/CFS patient last night.  You can make a difference with a tax deductible donation to ME/CFS Australia.


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