Category Archives: eating

IM Boulder? I’m Bolder! t-minus 30 days and counting

I’m now into the final month of preparation for my first Ironman race. My teammates and I are in the middle of the last, biggest build segment before 2 weeks of taper. The heaviest workouts are so close I can taste them: 3 mile open water swim, 50 mile mid-week ride, 80 and 100+ mile […]

Race Report: Wildflower Long Course 2014

Here’s my first attempt at half-ironman, Ironman 70.3 Austin. Sunday, Oct 23, 2011.¬†Weather that day was 90DegF with 10-15mph winds. Race weight was about 205lbs. Course was mostly flat. Last hour of the bike was torture, cramping. Bailed out at the end of the ride knowing I wasn’t going to make it through a half […]

Book review: “Racing Weight” 2nd Edition by Matt Fitzgerald

Can the sum total of your nutritional knowledge be described as ‘I have a carb feed the night before big workouts and I try to keep eating Gu’s and drinking water on my long workouts .. oh and eat more veggies‘? Or maybe it’s more like ‘Oh I eat Paleo and gluten-free so it’s all […]

3 months since Ironman signup: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

It’s more like 3 and a half months since signing up for Ironman Boulder, with another 8 to go, and high time to do some introspection. Okay, I do almost constant introspection. Let’s call this public introspection. I count 6 distinct disciplines in Triathlon: Swim, Bike, Run, Fitness, Nutrition, and Work/Life Balance. Anyone who tells […]

Race Report: Informal Olympic distance for training, ZTri 2013

Jumped up to Olympic distance a little earlier than I though I would this year, a mere 2 weeks after my first Sprint distance of the year. Coach Zack Bertges hosted a 70.3 for his stable of clients training for the Ironman and his roommate said he’d do the Oly distance with me, so joining […]

Race Report: Kendra’s Race Sprint Tri 2013

Apart from a 5K trail run for the opening night of Stellar Nites, Kendra’s Race was my first planned race for the 2013 season and my third triathlon ever. In fact, it came after a DNF in the 2011 Longhorn 70.3 and a 2012 full of health problems, getting a house ready for sale, moving […]

Book Review, “The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance”

Science Content, Low Carb High Fat and Endurance Athletics all in the same book? Count me in! I saw this referenced on reddit in a /r/keto post and kindled it within seconds. I am an overweight keto’er and a slow runner and triathlete and I want to understand how to make the whole thing work […]

On Scarcity and the Overabundance of Food

Our food supply is abundant and access to it is unguarded, unbounded. This is not our natural state and promotes poor health and disease. We are forced to rely on mindfulness to overcome millions of years of evolutionary tendency towards eating whatever is a a available without hesitation. We buy too much food to make […]