Also good is this quote
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Also good is this quote
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Below are some photos from a Random Appearance I made with Adam and some girl named Emily at the Trek Wednesday Night Races at Hardwood Hills.
Friday, May 28, 2010
Titled " Who has the sport genes and who doesn't ? " the article explores what is and has been studied in terms of genetic abilities and potentials.
Interesting quotes include:
a) "we are all black" ( it is used somewhat in context )
b) "Each athlete is an experiment of one, sports are good for all of us, some of us might be more motivated to practice than others, and the only way to find out how good each of us can be is to cross our fingers and train."
While researching this article further online I discovered this article from January 18, 1971 called "An Assessment of Black is Best" it is worth a read to assess how times and views have changed
Notable Quotes from it include:
a) Another sprint coach says: "The black athletes, you know, they hang everything loose. They walk loose, they dance loose. You see it easily in their dancing."
b) Lee Evans, 400 meter winner and world record setter at the 1968 Olympics: "We were bred for it. We were simply bred for physical qualities."
c) "If not for the blacks, the U.S. team would finish somewhere behind Ecuador."
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Why ? What's the Benefit ?
- While there are a ton of different kinds that vary in nutrients the main benefits are:
a) water content (80-90%) and high fiber (8-10%) ... IE. like most veggies they are NUTRIENT DENSE
b) Source of Potassium (more then the standby GI upsetting, High GI Banana), Iron, Selenium, Zinc
c) relatively high source of copper (important to Cardiovascular health)
d) While not a source of Vitamin E (common thinking) it is rich in Selenium that works with Vitamin E as Antioxidant and being deficient in it is linked to higher chances of prostate cancer
e) Thought to decrease Breast Cancer as well
f) Shitake Mushrooms are synonymous with immune health
** those susceptible to gout or kidney stones may want to watch intake due to Purine content
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
I'm FLATT-ERED that you would even think of me to include me in something like that, Gloria. Thank you.
Very happy with the weekend and had great time (alas not enough time) with many good friends new and old around the race.
Highlights include a botched bottle pass for Eric and I remedied by both of us keeping a bottle and getting one ... team tactics saved that one!!
And Mical crashing twice on road sections!! (flat and competitor trying to be Hadley and clippingbars)
And Eric getting the chance to say 'do you know who the f*** I am ? ' (he didn't say it) in response to a volunteer suggesting that he could not run down the windy/slippery S bridge. ** note that he can and did
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Kale Recipe ... I stole this blog straight from Mical Dyck. To make it better add meat otherwise sounds great !
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
4 teaspoons white sugar
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
4 cups stemmed, torn and rinsed kale
1/4 cup dried cranberries
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup sliced almonds
Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic; cook and stir until the onion softens and turns translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the mustard, sugar, vinegar, and chicken stock, and bring to a boil over high heat. Stir in the kale, cover, and cook 5 minutes until wilted.
Stir in the dried cranberries, and continue boiling, uncovered, until the liquid has reduced by about half, and the cranberries have softened, about 15 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with sliced almonds before serving.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Had a blast. Came out with 9th. Not quite as fast towards the end as I had hoped but solid racing for duration so no complaints.
So post race I watched the Senior Expert Field. Mattf and Cmay battled. Cmay won. Talked with some good folk in feedzone including a very prudent Commisaire.
Then spin back to motel, eat a bunch of food. $6 dollar double Caps with Coach Al, Adam and Male EB then Dinner of Pizza that was delicious !
wake up in morning right out of bed 4hrs endurance, some with MattF the silent half-wheeling legend. This ride was followed by breakfast in the car and then a 1hr hike up a mountain north of Baie Saint Paul and a full day of driving to Tremblant after that !
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
I broke down and went for a new laptop today. Deal seemed decent and enough playing around with broken stuff. So The upside is I get to start from scratch and experience some new stuff!
a) I am not going to screw up Itunes this time
b) Google Chrome Browser is actually pretty good (although not much different from the other two)
c) Igoogle is a homepage maker ... its beauty. I have hotmail, an RSS feed (for all the blogs i follow), word of the day, horoscope, local weather, and this handy blogger tool I am writing this from. All on the same page !!
Also I have been baking:
Pinch Sea Salt
3 cup of coconut flakes
2 heaping teaspoons raw honey
2-5 table spoons of Maple Syrup to taste
2 tablespoons coconut oil, gently melted
2 tablespoon Cocoa
Mix in a big bowl and then put into little blobs on baking sheet 10-15min on 350deg
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Now this is not something I like to do. I could have finished riding conservative tempo. I was not ailing in any fashion that resembled the pain we all were honoring on Mother's Day. Quitting is something that I basically do not allow my coaching clients to do (unless there is real danger of injury of course) as in most cases there is only benefit (fitness and mental) to pushing to the finish and for MOST athletes there is much opportunity for recover before the next important race. I must also mention the 'finish at all costs' rule is a club rule at HB Cycling Club, my local club, and at Albion several of the club members did a great job finishing with some sort of mechanical adversity, crazy hypothermia/coldness in the earlier races or poor sensations on the bike.
Now without creating a double standard the reason for my 2 lap appearance was simply that as we approach 3 weeks of important races overloading systems that aren't recovered doesn't make sense. While I would have loved to sit in the race and run screens, blocks and other basic Basketball maneuvers (LINK) for JSTAFF I am not sure this would go over well and I don't think i could fight ZacAttack anyhow. At this point the smartest choice was to finish off the day easy on some of the best rail trail around. Then take a look at the last few weeks (and the next few weeks), correct a few things (mostly sleep and recovery) and make sure all systems are go come next week.
Comments welcome :)
PS. congrats to Chico Racing on pulling off another great event in less then ideal conditions ... here is wishing for clear weather for rest of the year
Friday, May 7, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Steve Did his thing at Chico's Learn to Ride Clinic Last weekend
I am joining Matt and Watson to do mine on Saturday ... see www.chicoracing.com for detials on 'Ride with a PRo'
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Kept it pretty strict Paleo today to try and compensate for the waffles, pastrys, sandwhiches, corn chips, fajitas and chicken/potatoe mash i ate during travel!
--- Breakfast was greens mix, 3 eggs, couple pieces of fruit, bunch of flax ... basically paleo pancake and fruit/veg
1) Green's+ has this great chart of Alkaline vs. Acid forming foods
2) Apparently Parsley helps take the after taste away after eating Garlic. For the record I had 'the group' pounding garlic and no one got sick ... i even ate raw ostrich despite Mical's best attempts to stop me.
3) Ferrari Just released a GTO model ... GTO stands for new Gran Turismo Omologata (GTO) which means 'street legal car pared down for speed' ... its their fastest production car ever only 599 will be made
Monday, May 3, 2010
Sunday, May 2, 2010
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