Nespresso

Jan 31, 12 Nespresso

Posted by in Nutrition

For the longest time I wrote-off the whole Nespresso concept entirely because of the cheesy George Clooney ads.  For those that don’t know, Nespresso provides convenient espresso coffee in varying flavours via capsule form.  Although I am a fan of coffee, I am not a connoisseur.  Those that are, however, appreciate the delicate...

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Single Speed Cycling

Jan 29, 12 Single Speed Cycling

Posted by in Training

Road cycling is one of our most commonly used cross-training modalities and professional cycling is, with mixed martial arts, a sport of which I am an actual fan.  Any sport where suffering determines success to a large extent is a sport I’m down with.   I also enjoy the drama and intricacies of bicycle racing and the more I...

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Water is Better

Jan 28, 12 Water is Better

Posted by in Nutrition

 Ok, first things first – I drink Gatorade. However, I don’t drink it every day and I’ll go months without touching it.  There is only about 1% of the human population that needs Gatorade, or other sports drinks, under any circumstances.  That 1% includes endurance athletes training in hot climates, athletes losing more...

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Post Training Brunch

Jan 28, 12 Post Training Brunch

Posted by in Nutrition

A regular of the daily nutritional arsenal – 4 poached eggs, 420 grams baked beans in tomato sauce, fistful of baby spinach and a splash of minced chilli. Protein – 47 grams Fat – 21.6 grams Saturated Fat – 7 grams Carbohydrate – 61.6 grams Sugar – 18.4 grams Calories – 669

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Moustaches

Jan 27, 12 Moustaches

Posted by in Psychology

What happened to machismo in the form of a pronounced upper-lip hair farm.  I’d like to see more athletes and men in general wearing moustaches proudly and not just in November.  I am currently moustache-less and feel a little bit sad about it every day. USA distance running legends Frank Shorter and Steve Prefontaine....

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