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Heavenly Carbs

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Tomorrow is race day so it's time to stock up on carbohydrate-rich foods. This is a delicious Angel Hair Pasta dish I grew up with that is very simple to make. There are many variations but this is the simple meatless version. One serving has 41g of carbs and 9g protein. Enjoy!

Fideo (Mexican Spaghetti)

3 tbs oil
1-3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 onion, minced
3/4 t. cumin seed, coarsely ground
1 8oz package capellini pasta coils (Angel Hair Pasta aka Fideo)
1 c canned tomato sauce
3 c water
salt & pepper

Sauté onion, garlic and cumin in oil. Break up the fideo and add into the mix, sizzle `til golden. Warning: It's going to smell heavenly. Add tomato sauce, water and salt. Simmer for 10 minutes. I'm going to spice it up with cayenne and add a little fresh cilantro. Is great by itself, but makes a great side dish or with more broth as a soup.

Getting ready

Today I received my bib & chip for the Kaiser Half and my entry blank for the Cinderella Classic. Woohoo! This year has been great so far - my squeeze is stoked on cycling now since he got a Bianchi so now every weekend we have a QT ride.

Cue sheets for long rides at SF Randonneurs Route Archive

A weekend of training

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Today's 12 mile run:



Yesterday's 35 mile cycling:


The half marathon is 2 weeks away, followed by a 65 mile bike tour in spring, a hilly trail race and a triathlon in the summer, with a longer ride and marathon in the fall.

Splish Splash

Today the swimming went swimmingly, except at times I sound like I'm having an asthma attack when I'm gulping for air doing the bilateral breathing. I tried to do a flip turn but I was so slow that I ran out of breath which is not good when you are trying to blow through your nose to prevent chlorinated water from going into your sinuses. Out of curiosity I took my heart rate, which was surprisingly low considering how out of breath and dizzy I felt toward the end. I guess it has nothing to do with oxygen intake, though it felt like such an effort. How will I train at my threshold in this manner? More research and practice needed in the underwater lab.

What would I do without you, Kevin?

Lo and behold: Out of Breath While Swimming >>

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Swimming and Heart Rate Training

Morning Run

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I forgot how much easier it is to run 6 miles in the morning than it is in the evening.


I noticed the coastal trail connection to the Golden Gate Bridge is open, can't wait to check it out this weekend!

Paradise Loop

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Route: from San Francisco to Corte Madera, When you see Redwood Ave./Tamalpais take a right to Paradise Drive, then all the way down to Tiburon, where there is food & ferry!

Sink or Swim

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There is something very intimidating about looking at a big blank training log for 2009, but at least I started it. Last night I watched Terry Laughlin's o2 in H2o: Total Immersion for swimmers. He shows you how to get comfortable with breathing in the water 6 ways to Sunday. I'm glad I watched it 'cause today I forgot the noseclips and had to wing it. I have gills now.