Category Archives: food

Race Report: Ironman Boulder 2014

Executive summary for the attention-challenged: 2 weeks altitude acclimatisation at 7500′ helped a lot. Good swim, crushed the bike, walked much of the marathon in the heat. Did well with hydration and nutrition. Smiled a lot. Very pleased with my time of 14:32:36. Finished Ironman Boulder, am an Ironman. Preview of my race pictures here […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]