Thursday, June 26, 2008

CDA and more

I had a great weekend in CDA!!!! I been out of commission in both training and racing so it was great for me to go out to Coeur d'Alene for 4 days and hang out with my triathlon friends and actually feel like i m a athlete also!

I stayed with scott curry that was very nice to have me over! It was great to catch up! I also had a chance to follow my good friend Tom all day long and see him having the best race of his career. He was in controle all day and simply destroy the man field. Same on the women side where Heather had a amazing day and ran away with the race leading from start to the end. It was very inspiring to see.

I m back to penticton and seems to be realising that anytime i m heating Wheat, i get sick. I m now experimenting with gluten free diet and i have see some improvement so far. I just need to figure out what i can and cant eat and what are the alternate to gluten free food. I m a bit comfuse so if you have any tips... send them my way... i need it! ...Can someone live on Chocolate???

I went to the pool today and did a 2km swim. I was very slow and it was my 3rd swim in 30 days.... very humbling! I wont be able to defende my title at the national championship and i m also pulling out of ironman Lake placid.

Maybe i can float down the channel in penticton as a summer activity????


don said...

I have heard that some people have had good success with gluten free products from this company.

This article may also be of interest to you.

Bon Chance

Anonymous said...

I am glad to read you had a good time in CDA. Anyways, as for nutrition, IMHO, an athlete in your level should be a bit more careful then the rest of us mere mortals because of all the training stress. If you are gluten intolerant, and now that you are not training very much, it is a good opportunity to experiment about what to eat. I recently bought a book called "The Paleo diet for athletes". It is basically the modified version of the old book adjusted for the needs of endurance athletes. It differs from the classic hi-carb diets in the way that it reserves the carb loaded foods for before, during and after the workouts and puts more emphasis on quality protein and quality fat. From what I read, some athletes have adopted this higher-protein/fat breakdown and accomplished great results.

I hope you get well very soon.

Blake Becker said...

Nice catching up with you dude....get healthy!


khai said...

Hey bro, more and more people I know are moving this way... I think you should look to Gordo for dietary advice. He seems to have a lot of knowledge on the subject.

Anonymous said...

check out lots of recipes, lots of suggestions and lots of recommendations.

i'm glad to see that you seem to be narrowing the culprit down. look after yourself.


Anonymous said...

Try a book called Breaking the Vicious Cycle by Elaine Gottschall. There's a website also you can visit for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, which is designed for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, particularly Crohn's.

rr said...

Yes, jonnyo, someone can live on chocolate. I do.

Hope you're up and running soon--