I’m alive!! I have missed Monday Monday and Hump Day Miscellany but consider yourself saved from drivel. I had nothing to say that couldn’t be said in 12 words or less on FaceCrack. I admit it – I’m hooked!
So today in email I was directed to this article
So maybe I knew the whole “I’m training – pass me a cheeseburger!” thing was a myth but did I need to see it spelled out like this?
“When the Amgen Tour of California pedals around downtown Sacramento and launches off from Davis next week, its 136 cyclists will rely on fine-tuned nutrition to fuel their efforts over the 750-mile trek. The right timing of meals and the right combination of food and drink may mean the difference between a podium finish and a spot back in the pack.”
On the other hand, who’s looking for the podium? I’m just out for fun!
And what about this:
“What distinguishes the pros from the amateurs is at the elite pro level, these athletes are really tuned in to their needs,” said Dr. Helen Iams, team physician for Fairfield-based Team Jelly Belly. “When the margin between first and fifth is 3 inches, a 1 percent difference in your performance is huge.”
Is it just me or is there a twee bit of a disconnect between talking about great nutrition and being on Team Jelly Belly? For me 1 serving = 1 huge bag of Jelly Bellys so I’m not getting a whole lot of good nutrition there, am I? Is there something about the magic bean I have yet to discover? I don’t think they even make the sport ones anymore because really – $22/pound for jelly beans wasn’t fooling anyone.
“It’s not unusual for a pro cyclist to down the whole box of cereal at breakfast (with fruit and yogurt, too) and four sandwiches for lunch. And unlike athletes in most other sports, cyclists have to eat and drink while in the midst of intense competition. They’re constantly refueling their “engines,” their muscles.”
Okay – now we’re talking!! THIS is what it’s all about, right? Think I could fit a 6″ Subway sandwich in my bento box?