Maple Soy Marinated Salmon + Triathlon Training Update

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ALERT NON-FISH EATERS THAT KNOW THEY SHOULD EAT FISH: This marinated salmon recipe is for you!

Like most kids, fish wasn’t my favorite dinner growing up. I honestly don’t really remember eating it, and certainly not enjoying it, until my mom introduced this recipe. I think I was a freshman in college and was probably a bit more “adventurous” in my eating by then. Plus, I had taken some nutrition classes and learned how good fish was for overall health so was more open to eating it. Now I eat fish or some type seafood twice a week.

Give it a try! Even the pickiest of eaters in your house will like it! No fishy taste here!

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Maple Soy Marinated Salmon

Ingredients:

  • 2 salmon filets
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce, liquid aminos, or coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

Directions:

Add soy sauce and maple syrup to a Ziploc bag and combine. Add salmon filets. Remove air from bag. Store on a plate overnight in the refrigerator.

To cook, these can be grilled, sautéed, or baked. To grill or sauté, cook salmon for 4-5 minutes on each side depending on the thickness. To bake, place in a 350F oven for 12-15 minutes.

Served with bok choy and brown rice. To make bok choy: Chop 1 large head into chunks. Add 1 tsp olive oil to a skillet with bok choy over medium heat. Season with salt. Add 1 tbsp of water every 3 minutes and toss until greens are wilted and whites are tender. Grate in 2 cloves of garlic and 1/2 inch of ginger. Remove from heat and add 1 tsp sesame oil.

Triathlon Training Update

I am racing in my first ever Half Ironman at the end of August! This will be the longest race I have ever attempted. I have done 1 sprint, 2 Olympic distance triathlons, and 6 half marathons but they seem easy in comparison to this training!

Three weeks ago, I kicked off training for the 1/2 Iron with an Olympic Triathlon in Connecticut. I was proud of my finish time since the course was so hilly! And I didn’t freak out on the swim so that was a plus! It is a good baseline to gauge my improvements  as these 12 weeks of training progress.

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The amount of workouts is still showing to me so to keep a record of this crazy amount of training (for me), I’ll post my weekly workouts. I’ll pick up here with what week 3 of training looked like:

Monday:  AM 2400m Swim

Tuesday: AM 2700m Swim + PM 5.5 mile run

Wednesday: AM 80 min bike followed by 2.5 mi run

Thursday: AM 5.5 mi run + PM 4.5 mi run

Friday: OFF

Saturday: 2700m Swim + 3 hour bike + 45 min run

Sunday: OFF

All of this = lots of ice cream and donuts 🙂

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