woke at 5:00 (slept terribly)
SWIM: 90 minutes
Comments: To ensure I have some fat to protect me from the cold during the swim, I am trying to gain as much weight as I can, as fast as I can. I eat a lot and very often feel like absolute shit for parts of the day.
I do not sleep well — I look forward to getting this swim over with and going back to my vegan diet.
Easy swim and my taper has begun. My shoulders are sore. I think its worth noting that during the time I was a vegan (8 months) I seemed to recover a lot quicker after serious training — i read many vegan athletes mention the same thing (quick recovery).
I changed my diet about a month ago – to try and gain weight for the swim and since I notice my shoulders are sore after long swims.
For the past 3-4 weeks, since I stopped being a vegan, I sleep very poorly, extremely irritable and do not recover as quickly as before. I decided to go back to my vegan diet starting today – to gain weight, I will just focus on eating lots of pasta and carbs.