Tag Archives: Nutrition

Tour de France Tidbits: When A Sticker is Better Than Sports Tech

I spend most of my time at the Tour de France looking at riders’ handlebars. It’s sorta my thing. Back many years ago we started seeing teams add stickers on rider handlebars with details of the upcoming stage, notably the … Read More Here

A Look at EatMyRide: Automated Nutrition Planning with Strava/Garmin Integration

While at CES last week I had the chance to get a bit of a demo from one of the companies within startup pavilion. This pavilion is a bit like speed dating for companies. They’ve got a very small stand … Read More Here

Reminding myself about the nutrition wall…the hard way.

It seems to happen each year around early spring time.  Usually early spring because that’s roughly when my workouts get long enough that I cross over the invisible barrier where I can get away with going low on nutrition.  Typically, … Read More Here

At look at InsideTracker’s Nutrition Testing Service

About a month ago I was contacted by the folks from InsideTracker to do a run through of their newly unveiled nutrition testing service.  The goal of this service was to allow athletes and non-athletes alike the ability to quickly … Read More Here

Tip of the Day (to nutrition vendors): Do not make your packaging impossible to open

A couple weeks ago while riding the Seattle Century with my Dad, I decided to try out some FRS nutrition that was in plentiful supply around the start area and aide stations.  I did this mostly because it was free, … Read More Here

Tip of the day: How to use The Pear to keep you from fainting

(Note From Ray – Quick Last Minute Heads Up: Today, Friday at 1PM the Washington Post will be doing a live Q&A chat with Columbia Triathlon Winner Lindsey Jerdonek.  You can quickly and easily submit questions now, so let’s show … Read More Here

How to travel (a lot) and still eat (mostly) healthy

I’ve talked in the past a bit about nutrition and how I balance my desire to eat everything that looks great with attempting to be healthy in my choices.  Yet how does that jive with all the travel I do … Read More Here

How I attempt to balance nutrition and sport

Before I get into the fun part – let me explain upfront that I’m not a nutritionist, I don’t play one on TV and I didn’t stay at a Holiday Inn last night.  So, anything I note below is simply … Read More Here

Weekly Mailbag–July 24th, 2010

Here’s this week’s edition of the weekly mailbag.  This is a weekly series where I feature a handful of the e-mailed questions I received from the previous week or so.  I try and pick a wide variety of questions. Some … Read More Here

Weekly Mailbag–May 29th, 2010

Here’s this week’s edition of the weekly mailbag.  This is a weekly series where I feature a handful of the e-mailed questions I received from the previous week or so.  I try and pick a wide variety of questions. Some … Read More Here

Balls and Racks

Over the last month or so I’ve been toying with different methods to carry gel on my bike.  While this may seem like a relatively straightforward concept – it turns out it’s really not.  At least not once you consider … Read More Here

Podium Quest Aero Bottle Review

So I already had an aero bottle – why on earth should I get a new one?  Well, because my coach said so.  And to be fair, I didn’t exactly like my existing one.  My previous one dumped out half … Read More Here

How a long bike ride should be

Over the last few weeks I’ve been kinda bummed about some of my long rides. While I was getting in the distance – my performance wasn’t exactly where I wanted it (or needed it to be). Some of it can … Read More Here

The water bottle assembly and storage system

Some ideas I manage to conjure up myself…but others are best borrowed.  I was at a friends house for a party a number of weeks ago and noticed that they had dedicated a full kitchen cabinet for water bottles.  It … Read More Here

Supersize Me

A few weeks ago my brother, dad and I were at Target in the toy aisle having all sorts of fun with the various kids toys when I stumbled upon a rather interesting toy set (side note: We were shopping … Read More Here

Nutrition on the run

So if you read the title of this post, you probably thought you were going to get some long-winded technical explanation regarding nutrition during the run segment of a tri or a running race. But not today!  Because it’s Friday, … Read More Here

Taste Testing: Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Brownie Fudge vs Low Fat Version

Yes folks – you know you wanted it!  A complete comparison between the two variants of the same Ben & Jerry’s flavor: Chocolate Brownie Fudge.  One is the ‘normal’ version, the other the ‘low fat’ version (speaking of which, did … Read More Here

Through the washer & dryer – gel still good!

As I was folding clothes I found an unexpected guest – my Hammer Gel bottle (complete with gel still in it).  Apparently I had grabbed it out of my gym bag by accident when taking all of the clothes out … Read More Here