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July 15th, 2007

It’s super hot here in CowTown.  It’s so hot that the cows around Calgary are giving evaporated milk,…and the farmers are feeding the chickens crushed ice so that they don’t lay hardboiled eggs.  I must say it is a welcomed heat wave,…I’d much prefer it than the alternative extreme.

I just spoke with GR from Sports Quest Direct today – I just love talking to him, as every time I do, I’ll learn another valuable piece of information.  Life long learning is what it’s all about – right?!  He is simply the best source of information with regards to understanding nutritional demands for distance athletes.  This man has helped many of the best Ironman athletes in the world,…quite frankly, he knows a TON!  For those athletes who have yet to dial in their nutrition for Ironman Canada coming up, I strongly recommend you order and try out some of the products Sports Quest Direct (if in USA, Canada has to offer. 

My nutrition plan first and foremost involves eating whole, healthy, organic (if possible) foods from a variety of sources.  Being cognisant of trying to consume approximately 100g of protein/day consuming many small meals throughout the day.

I can’t stress enough how important it is to consume good quality whole foods.  In addition to a normal healthy diet, I consume RECOVER (3pills,3x/day, everyday, and added to my waterbottles in races), VANTAGE (particularly before intense training, and starting 3 days out from races), INTERPHASE (everyday with my smoothy), MOTIVATOR (for intense training/long training, and racing), CARBOPRO1200 (in training, racing), CARBOPRO (racing, and carboloading before races also available at, THERMOLYTE (salt for hot days, in training and racing), and CALPLEX (calcium 3-4 tablets before bed).

Good luck with everything, talk again soon,