Month: February 2011

Mark Sisson, lorn and the low carb cru, do these guys have a clue? ;)

Mark Sisson says about me that I do ‘endless miles to stay lean’. I averaged 36km per day in 2010. Sisson says ‘Carbs make you fat, fat makes you lean and so does protein’. But he says Im lean cos I do ‘endless miles and a high mileage programme. IMHO I dont call 36km a day cycling and 2.7km running (around 80 minutes) a day ‘high mileage/endless miles’!. Sure some months I bang out some km’s but then there is weeks where I have recovery and just chill. That gives me the balance of recovery and fitness growth stimulation....

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Why a vegan diet is dangerous!

Ive been a vegan since April 2001 and cycled over 180 000km since. Currently race in A grade, have won a few 24hr solo xc races overall, ran marathons, ultra marathons, won running races overall etc. What I can tell you is that you will get the same questions over and over and that you MUST see it as an opportunity to share the truth vs take it personally and get irritated! lol! What am I talking about? Well I ran a 10k pb 3 days ago of 37:22 and after the race a fellow runner that was with me at the start and ended up over 10 mins behind said whilst pointing at my ‘go vegan’ singlet ‘Your a vegan hey? well but you gotta be careful on that vegan diet, you probably got a protein deficiency mate!, I had a mate that was vegetarian and he got really sick!’ I replied in a sincere tone ‘Thanks for the concern bro, Ive actually been vegan for coming up 10 years and just put around 10 minutes into you in a 10k, so maybe, just maybe, Im getting enough protein (wink). I also dont drink coffee or take redbull etc before races. I get my bloods done often to show others how good they are so just google ‘vegan blood tests’ if your interested. Hey, sounds like your vegetarian...

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Should we say anything or should we keep quiet?

I was picking up 3 gallons of cane juice one morning from the cane juice dude at byronwww.byroncanejuice.com and a lady started up about ‘Thats a lot sugar and doesnt it have the bad things of sugar?’ (This sort of conversation happens daily and I love sharing information with people). So I gave a quick rap about the differences between em and how even refined sugar aint as bad as people think cos kenya eats 20% of their calories and dont have an obesity crisis etc. Anyways the lady said she has cancer and I told her even more info. She didnt want to hear it but I told her anyway! 🙂 I was still talk’n as she was walk’n off. Didnt phase me if she took it in or not cos my job is to share more than care. If I really cared that most people would rather die than save their lives, Id be a depressed wreck. Doesnt mean I dont care but Ive learnt to share more than care, rather than care more than share. Share the truth with those and if they care, you should care, otherwise we want it more for them than they want it themselves and its torture for everyone involved!! 🙂 when someone sits down and we can see they are gonna sit on a bird turd, do we just say...

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Raw Food Controversies: Fred Patenaude’s new book.

Ive just read Fred’s latest book ‘Raw Food Controversies’. Its not out just yet but its a DEFINITE read for newbie and experienced alike. Why? Well it shares Fred’s journey from David Wolfe’s first employee to where he is today and what he learned along the way. It has vital information that Im glad Fred included. Information about the importance of eating enough fruit if your goal is raw etc. Its great that there are books out there that highlight were people can make mistakes and why. I dont agree 100% with everything in Fred’s book but would agree with 99% of it. Here is link to Fred’s shop with more info. Raw Food...

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