It might seem odd that a review of a wine preservation system would find its way onto an blog devoted to multisport performance for older athletes, but the connection actually makes a lot of sense. The reason is that serious triathlon and multisport is not exactly an obsession of the masses. It tends to attract upper middle-class athletes (who else can afford the carbon fiber bike equipment). And this same crowd tends to appreciate some of the other finer things in life– like good food and great wine. Here’s a really cool device for balancing an older athlete’s refined gastronomical hedonism with serious athletic performance. Continue reading
Apparently, I did a lousy job at choosing my parents. Sorry mom and dad, but the genes you gave me left me with a tendency to naturally develop high levels of LDL cholesterol. As we all know, this is a bad thing. My cardiologist originally recommended over and again that I should be on statins, which I dreaded because of their effect on athletic performance. Here’s what I did instead. Continue reading
Athletic nutrition is a a ridiculously complex topic that I won’t claim to fully understand. In fact, I’m a bit of a nutrition idiot. For the most part, this doesn’t hurt me— I think that long-course or IM athletes are the ones who really need to treat race day nutrition as a “fourth event” in triathlon (or a third event in duathlon). But I do have some ideas about recovery nutrition and I think I have some of this down pretty well. The purpose of this short post is to share a quick tip for making this cheap and easy.