Monday, August 25, 2008

Time Passes

I realize it's been a while since I updated my blog. I've been in a rather anti-social mood lately and have withdrawn into my shell a bit.

For anyone that doesn't know, I ended up DNFing (Did Not Finish) the only paid bicycling event I will attend this year, the Triple Bypass. I'm not exactly certain what happened other than I feel that my wonderful "training plan" was inadequate, particularly after my wife made me cut back my training hours in the spring. Even at that, we had another argument just after the event was over in which she voiced displeasure at how much training time I take. At this moment I have no idea if I will attempt Triple Bypass again next year or not. After this last argument I can honestly say I have little desire to ride and after a visit to BlueEyedBikinBabe-land in September, I plan on hanging my bike for the fall and winter to concentrate on bodybuilding and swimming.

Fear not, though, I have not been idle in all this free time. I have been studying nutrition and physiology even more deeply than before. Most of my information comes from the brilliant Lyle McDonald at If anyone wants some extremely good information on fat loss or muscle building, BR is the place to go. Here is a short list of articles I've been reading from Lyle:

"What is Bodyfat?"
"Fat loss for Athletes" Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
"How Detail Oriented Do You Need To Be?"
"Metabolic Rate: Overview"
"Is A Calorie A Calorie?"

Extremely interesting stuff. I would encourage everyone to go have a look.

1 comment:

mtkitchn said...

Sorry to hear that your cycling is causing (or caused) distress at home. What a bummer. Hate to see you hang up the bike, and hope things work out for the best.