“A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the true value of time, and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.”

~ Samuel Johnson

Check out this story from the New York Times, about Canadian cyclist Svein (pronounced “Swayne”) Tuft.  What a character.  This is exactly the kind of athlete — if he were exposed to the correct science/evidence — who would, I’m quite sure, embrace the Paleo lifestyle.  Unfortunately (if the article is accurate), it sounds as if he’s fallen prey to the high-carb mantra.  I’m sure his cycling team “nutritionist” has only served to amplify that dillusion.  Regardless, I can’t wait to see him race and follow his progress.

In Health,

Keith

9 COMMENTS

  1. Thanks for the cycling meets Jeremiah Johnson story. I love bikes but got jaded by triathlon training and forgot how to have fun and just ride with no place to be or get to in a hurry. I don’t follow bike racing anymore, but I used to keep up on the teams.

    Some cyclists were out today, and tomorrow it’s supposed to be in the 60’s. Later in the week maybe colder again.

    Too bad the dude has a BlackBerry! I guess if he didn’t his team would never find him… maybe it’s so they can locate HIM with the GPS.

    TrailGrrl

    • Wes,
      Check out the link Chris provided —

      Chris,
      Thanks for the very interesting link 🙂

      TrailGrrl,

      Thanks for the cycling meets Jeremiah Johnson story.”

      🙂

  2. Garmin is a great team and the nutrition is a little different than most. Sure they’re carb based but they have the guys ride fasted for a bit to develop better fat burning engines, and they shun wheat and gluten to avoid inflammation (relying on potatoes and rice). great piece on svein, his on a great team with some funny characters.

    • BC,
      Hey, cool guy, that Chukie V. Thanks for the link. The tides are turning, even among the endurance mongers 🙂

      Clay,
      Come to think of it, no — I haven’t received my latest Dirt Rag yet. I’ve got a sneaking suspicion that my postman covets that magazine. I better keep my eye on him.

  3. Did you see the latest Dirt Rag?
    It has an article about being a Paleo Cyclist.
    I think it’s called “how to go fast without really trying” Ha, ha, I have not read it yet, so I have no idea if it’s any good, but I thought it was funny and timely after the cycling questions I posed to you earlier.
    See ya

  4. Here’s another endurance guy you would like. Tim Luchinske. http://joghard.blogspot.com. His diet is very paleo except during training. He was a pro Ironman but dropped that to just focus on the marathon and be a parent and a coach. He just moved to a cabin in the mountains outisde of Boulder to train.

    Most of the top endurance guys, actually, do follow Joel Friel’s, Loren Cordain’s Paleo Diet for Athletes or some variation thereof. Fat burning is the way to go for long distances. There is only a certain amount of glycogen to burn through, and once you’ve done that, you’re toast. 🙂

  5. My stepfather had a triathlon magazine that pretty much said fat would be a decent fuel for ironman distances, it wouldn’t be sufficient for short course races. All the pictures were of fried chicken and crap like that. I was so mad I didn’t do anything about it!

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