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Saturday, July 15, 2006

Tapering, Carb-Loading, and Salt-Loading

Tomorrow is my first triathlon since moving to Boston, the Lowell Mill City Triathlon. I feel very ready for it. This week was a "taper" which means that I don't work out nearly as hard as I usually do, in order to get ready for the big event.

Also, it's HOT in New England this weekend!!! Thank goodness I got my workout for the day out of the way at 7 am today, when it was cooler out. In order to prepare for the heat, Mary says to eat lots of salt and drink plenty of water so that you "pee clear". I've done that over the past 2 days.

I'm ready!!!!

7 comments:

Megan the Vegan said...

Good luck...can't wait to hear how it goes. I have my first ever triathlon tomorrow...but I don't feel nearly as prepared!

funwithyourfood said...

Do well in the Triathlon!!

Teddy
(have you ever read Catcher in the rye? He explains how he HATES it when people say 'good luck'.. ever once in a while i remember that haha)

herself75 said...

GL and be careful! tomorrow is supposed to be hotter than today!

lowellveggie said...

welcome to my hometown and good luck! there are a couple of veggie places you might want to try- i can't say i have been to either, but would love to get your reviews. Life alive is downtown, the indian place might be tougher to find. ona side note, i hope you read the comments- just want to thank you for the info, links and tales.
here are the restaurants:
Life Alive Urban Oasis & Organic Café (View Map)
194 Middle St
Lowell, MA 01852
978-453-1311
Website: http://www.lifealive.com
Hours: Monday 10 am to 6 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday 10 am to 7 pm
Thursday 10 am to 9 pm
Friday & Saturday 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday 12 noon to 6 pm
Organic Café. Vegan-friendly. Macrobiotic options.
Menu; Has a selection of healthy vegetarian food. Wraps, tofu dishes and much more. Also a store with natural items. Fresh juices & smoothies.
Other Info: Price: $$.

Omkar
1717 Middlesex Street
Lowell
978-937-1611
Hours: North Indian Buffet : Tuesday to Friday 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
Saturday, 11:30 am to 2:30 pm order from menu
South Indian Buffet Sunday, 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday 5 pm to 9:30 pm
Friday & Saturday, 5 pm to 10 pm
Vegetarian Indian.

orangina said...

Good luck, Vegan Doc! I hope you have good weather & a fabulous race :)

Melody said...

good luck! It is soo hot here...

lonna said...

Good luck Doc. It certainly is hot out here these days. I'm glad that you're prepared for it.