Monday, June 28, 2010

My Guilty Post Workout Pleasure; and a swim that came together

Do you have a guilty post workout pleasure? Mine is those generic "Nutritional" ala Ensure-meals in a can "Drinks."
I only drink the chocolate.

Whenever I have to drive to a location to get a workout in, I need one of these for the car ride home to take that "hunger edge" off and to get something into my body before I go into zombie mode. You won't like me when I am hungry. They taste soooooo artificial, but after a workout they taste sooooooooo good! (the drinks, not zombies)

And the funny thing about these drinks, is that every major supermarket or wholesale store carries there own generic version, and yet, they all happen to taste the same and have the EXACT same calories and nutritional data and ingredients to em. Makes you wonder, right? Speaking of nutritional data. Here goes (taken from

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 can (8 fl oz)

Amount per Serving
  • Calories 350 Calories from Fat 100
% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 11g 17%
  • Saturated Fat 1g 5%
  • Monounsaturated Fat 6g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 240mg 10%
  • Potassium 500mg 14%
  • Total Carbohydrate 50g 17%
  • Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
  • Sugars 18g
  • Protein 13g 26%
In other words, this is a balanced meal in a can and perfect for getting some quick calories into you post workout. I wouldn't live off of these, but man do they take that edge off when you are hungry!

And now for tonight's swim.

I had one of the best swims of my life tonight:
500 WU
5 x 100 on 2:00, hold the pace. Went: 1:26, 1:29, 1:30, 1:27, 1:30
5 x 300 on 6:00, hold the pace. Went: 4:43, 4:44, 4:42, 4:40, 4:35
200 CD
2800 total

I think all of my efforts in the pool finally paid off tonight. I never went into the red tonight other than that last 300. I tried to hold back as much as I could and stay aerobic. Where is this speed coming from?!?!?
Sort of how I felt after holding a 1:31 pace for a 300

This time last year I was lucky to hold a consistent 1:37 pace on a good day. Today I was nearing the 1:30-1:31 pace. This is such a confidence booster since swimming is my weakest leg.

Tomorrow is gonna be an early run. 10 miles baby! Doing 3x3 mile laps so I can keep water @ my car.


  1. my vice is a recovery drink of chocolate whey protein, ice, a banana, unsweetened almond milk and either PB or semi-sweet chocolate chips. yum!!

    Congrats on the awesome swim!

  2. Wow! That swim is ridiculous! It seems like just the other month you busted out a 4:45 and now you are down to a 4:35 300!!! Are you sure you aren't juicing??? :-P (besides on Ensure of course).

  3. Dang Jon, your becoming quite the swimmer - Great job!

  4. Nice pool work!
    Dude, my post workout/race treat is ice cream...come to think of it, my pre workout/race treat is ice cream!

  5. Mines muscle milk

    Your starting to or already peaked, nice work!!!

  6. Congrats on the great swim!!!

    Guilty pleasure- FF chocolate milk.

  7. My vice is Milano cookies. Seriously, I think I am addicted.

    Awesome swim!

  8. GREAT swimming you are Phelps...way too many rationalization foods to list here...

  9. My husband buys the same generic one's from Walmart - Vanilla flavor for his post ride nutrition. I always sneak the first sip. They are yummy! Great job on the swimming!!


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