• Race

[caption id="attachment_997" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="It's Like A Marathon But With A Cherry On Top"][/caption] Christel (Silly Girl Running) and I had a Facebook conversation after she posted a comment regarding running for cupcakes.  It was a comical conversation that has led to this announcement.  For about 1 month now Christel and I have been working on creating a virtual race that fits into the training season for Spring Marathons.  We wanted to create a race that would incorporate runners and walkers, marathoners...

  • Race Reports

[caption id="attachment_979" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Did you know that EMZ has a belt buckle too?"][/caption] If you are an avid (or just show up every now and again) reader of this site you know that I have been looking for race reports to post.  The reason I am looking for race reports is that the title of this blog is Cook Train Eat RACE and I tend to race 12 times per year so that would mean it would be Cook Train Eat race.  So with that being said I had the opportunity to meet David Carder at a Starbuck's to discuss ult...

  • Athlete's Plate

 First allow me to say Thank You to Matt over at The Athlete's Plate for being a guest chef last week.  In case you missed Matt's creations be sure to click [HERE] to get a glimpse into how Matt fuels his body for training. Two weeks ago The Sean's menu was up and he ran a random.org contest to determine who the next version of The Athlete's Plate would be based on.  The winner was Adrienne Jensen of Non Race Runner as well as Travis and Adrienne Jensen Family.  I scoured both of her blogs and it was tough to come up with a ...

  • Race Reports

Unless you have been going through the site and found the Race Results 2011 you would not have known that I was racing this weekend as I have not spoken about it. The reason I did not speak about it is that I wasn't sure how I was going to approach this race.  Was I going to approach it as a long run or was I going to race it. When Coach C put out the schedule for the week it showed a long run on Saturday of 1 hour and 50 minutes.  I texted her and asked if I was not supposed to race and just run at that pace.  She told me to race it ...

  • Athlete's Plate

First of all, I would like to thank Jason for letting me do this guest post! My name is Matt and I blog over at The Athlete’s Plate. As a foodie and an athlete, I love to see how other people like me are fueling their workouts. I haven’t been reading Jason’s blog for that long, but “The Athlete’s Plate” on Thursdays is definitely my favorite post series that he does. He always comes up with a creative menu that gives me great meal ideas! I promised Jason that I would come up with a stellar menu...

  • Train

Recovery from a hard workout or any workout is necessary.  Your body needs time to heal from the workout/race that you just put it through.  Yes, recovery does include eating a nutritious snack within 30 minutes of exercise as well as a meal within 1.5 hours after that exercise but also rest.  Our bodies need to rest to help it recover from the workout you put it through.  That rest can come in the form of a great night's sleep or in the form of a nap. I am not a napper.  I typically utilize the time when my wife and step-son are nappin...

  • Race

It was a few weeks ago that I was emailing with Jeff, BDD and Patrick about my frustration with my bike speed. Each one of them was incredible and generous with their words and time, but one email has stood out for me. It was a bit of advice that I have carried with me for bike training but also in the water and on the run as well. BDD's email to me was three simple words. EMBRACE THE PAIN. He was referring to being on the trainer but as I said I use this for swimming and running as well. I have been embracing the pain and seen incredible im...

  • Race Reports

I have been asking around to get some race reports onto the site and a friend of mine has obliged.  Jeff Bennett is an Ironman who also happens to be a friend of my wife and I.  We typically turn to him with questions and really at the end of the day for laughs.  He might be the funniest guy on the planet.  Jeff recently raced Ironman Cozumel and was happy to provide me with his race report so that I can post it on the Cook Train Eat Race site for you to read.  Thank you to Jeff and I hope you enjoy his report. If you want your race repor...

  • Athlete's Plate

One quick announcement before we delve into this week's Athlete's Plate.  This is to remind you that there will be the debut of the Athlete's Plate Challenge on Friday.  This is the challenge that was announced on Tuesday where Matt from The Athlete's Plateand I are creating two separate dishes using the same ingredient.  This week's ingredient is Tempeh.  There will be a poll on which dish you like best on the right hand sidebar that will be open from Friday until midnight Sunday.  On Monday another poll will go up wit...

  • Product Reviews

I have been spending a lot of time in the water lately and it certainly has paid off.  When I first started training for the 70.3 California I would say, kindly, that I was a train wreck.  Legs were hanging low, I wasn't catching or pulling, I was trying to muscle my way through the water.  I would be gassed after about 25 yards.  Lots of time in the water has improved my 100 yard times from 2:05/100y to 1:50/100y consistently.  Yesterday I had a swim training session and I swam 4x150 in an average of 2:37 and while I was breathing heavy ...

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