Monday, December 31, 2007

Odd Ride

Spent my afternoon on the bike, enjoying the weather. Had a wierd thing going on with my heart rate. I couldn't keep my HR in Zone 3 at all. If I slowed to Zone 2, then accelerated up, it would shoot up to Zone 4. Slow just a bit - down to Zone 2 - accelerate - Zone 4. So, I rode in zone 4 today! Curiously I had no problem keeping up that tempo. I really need to do a new Lactate Threshold (LT) test and reset my zones.

I made a decent dinner tonight. Started with fresh grated ginger, onion, red bell pepper, sea salt, black pepper, and cubed chicken in a pan with a touch of sesame oil. Oh, I marinated the chicken in rum. Yum.

Then when it was almost done, I added in a diced mango.

Took some rice and mixed in some cilantro and lemon zest...

Then I served the chicken over the rice with some cucumber and tomato salad.

The salad is just halved cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, with a mixture of EVOO, balsamic vinegar (mostly), and a touch of honey. I put some feta on top (too much).

Fresh brewed iced tea w/lemon was a great competement for this meal.

Makes a flavorful, yet low fat meal. High in protein too!


Jane said...

Did you just wing that dish? Looks good. Yeah, sometimes feta overwhelms a dish. When are we doing our bike ride, dude (am I being too pushy). After my marathon though.

Dave said...

Didn't wing it. Started with a receipie of unknown origins. Oh you have mail, too.