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The role nutrition plays in the quality of a performance for any sport is now well established.  When it comes to the more physically demanding events, nutrition becomes evermore important. When you're looking at an activity that involves three disciplines - swimming, cycling and running - spread over several hours of continuous toil, nutrition is not only important for performance factors, it's crucial just to ensure you can complete such a race in the first place. You may have heard a saying amongst triathletes: complete before you com...

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Quinoa is a staple in many diets today whether you are vegan / vegetarian or a carnivore.  Since it is not a grain it fits into the No Sugar, No Grain lifestyle but unfortunately it is not Paleo based on what I read.  That being said you can make your own choices on what you want to put into your body and I for one will choose to consume quinoa.  I was inspired to get quinoa back into my diet after reading this article from Food Republic that showed 10 different things you didn't know about quinoa.  With this article in min...

  • Race Reports

Wee-Chi-Tah Half-Marathon Trail Race Let's continue the story from yesterday shall we?  In case you missed it here is the recap of the Hotter N Hell Hundred Bike Race.  After the bike ride we showered, had dinner and back to bed early again as we needed to get up for a half-marathon trail race.  Makes total sense doesn't it?  When the alarm went off I don't think Jeff, nor I, moved.  What in God's name were we thinking? Totally spent and dehydrated we pushed our way to the car while Bob hung back as he wasn't runnin...

  • Race Reports

Hotter N Hell Hundred and Wee-Chi-Ta race weekend was one for the ages.  I cannot recall how I became registered for these events but I can say that I am glad that I decided to race them this weekend.  As race day drew closer and closer the ideas for the times that we would be completing the bike ride in hovered around 5 hours and the run was discussed to be finished in 2 hours and 30 minutes.  What we hadn't planned on was that the Hotter N Hell Hundred actually meant temperature and not necessarily the mileage of the course. This was th...

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[caption id="attachment_8833" align="alignright" width="280"] Source: NP Engage[/caption] Advocate for a healthy lifestyle, really plant-based lifestyle, were the words that stared at me this morning in an email. I was somewhat stunned by this because I never considered myself an advocate because truth be told I don't give a shit what you eat. Do not act surprised because you don't care what I eat either. What most people are looking for is some sense of community and belonging and in this manner I do care what you eat. The reason I say I...

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Ironman 2014 is now being discussed in full between myself and I, myself and Karen, myself and Maria and now with you.  When I finished Ironman Texas 2013 I was fully convinced that going back to the The Woodlands was going to be in the cards.  I absolutely love the course in terms of racing as well as being spectator friendly.  The course also plays to my strengths and weaknesses.  I can climb on the bike but because I weight as much as a paper towel going down the hills doesn't give me much momentum thus a hilly bike course has typically...

  • Product Reviews

[caption id="attachment_8811" align="alignright" width="225"] Vega One Sport Sugar-Free Energizer[/caption] Disclosure: This is a review for the Vega One Energizer product that was sent to me for free.  I did not pay for this product and was not asked to provide a positive review in exchange for the product.  The views and opinions expressed in this post are mine. I have reviewed Vega One products in the past (you can read my past post here) and so when I was contacted by the company again to review the Vega One Energizer I readily agre...

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[caption id="attachment_8794" align="alignright" width="300"] No Meat Athlete Triathlon Roadmap is available today by clicking this link and making a purchase NMA Tri Roadmap[/caption] Triathlon can be an intimidating sport with all of these fit people walking around the expo and transition as if they have been swimming, biking and running since they were in the womb.  Lucky for me I never noticed these people, nor did I have a clue about what I was really getting myself into.  Fortunately for me, being naive about the sport of triathlon p...

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  [caption id="attachment_8789" align="alignright" width="225"] Enjoying The Sport Means Sharing Those Moments With Family And Friends[/caption] Hard Knocks is a show on HBO that covers the training camp of a National Football League (NFL) team every year.  I haven't had HBO in a very long time but with the new house and lowered bills we were able to fit it into our budget (partly because we chose Verizon over DirecTV and thus no NFL package.)  The show Hard Knocks started last week and I had set the DVR to record it.  While eatin...

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[caption id="attachment_8783" align="alignright" width="288"] Sounds of swimming can be relaxing if you listen to them.Source: Guila Muir[/caption] Sounds of triathlon is the title but I guess it should really be sounds of training and racing triathlon.  The sounds that I heard on my long ride today got me to thinking about the sport and why I am a huge fan.  I played football and baseball on teams growing up.  I played basketball and hockey for fun.  I have picked up a tennis racket and swung a golf club.  I have been inside the racque...

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