I was recently interviewed by Joseph Harvey author of the blog Tri for Time about being the “Primal Triathlete”. Tri for Time is a great blog which provides tips for the time crunched triathlete. Below is the interview from the Tri for Time blog:
Here’s the first interview with a fellow triathlete who follows a paleolithic style of eating. Garett is the author of Primal Triathlete, which includes Garett’s diet and fitness logs, along with various motivational posts. It’s a fascinating read for anyone wondering what exactly does a triathlete who trains off of a paleolithic style of eating actually do (and eat).
Joseph: How did you discover the diet?
I have always been fascinated with nutrition and how it effects your overall health and performance. I discovered the primal diet about two years ago by stumbling onto Mark’s Daily Apple
while doing some research. The idea of eating an evolutionary based diet just made a lot of sense and after reading his blog religiously for about six months I bought the book Primal Blue Print
. The “Primal Blue Print” is a great introductory book for anybody wanting to learn the science behind a Primal/Paleo diet. I have been nearly 100% Primal for 1 year.
Joseph: Have you ever had a run-in with a fellow runner or triathlete about not eating enough carbs? Continue reading
I know I promised to post my weekly food log; I previously posted two food logs and then have not posted since. The reason I have not been consistent about posting my weekly food log is not because I am trying to hide anything I just quickly realized that my food logs were very uneventful. I typically cook 1 or 2 really huge meals a week and that’s all I eat for the entire week. I have no problem eating leftovers; in fact I love leftovers because they are extremely convenient especially when you have a very busy schedule. I try to do all my cooking for the week on Sunday and then eat leftovers for the rest of the week. So instead of posting my detailed food logs I will tell you about my macronutrient breakdown and give you general of my food intake.
The three main macronutrients that all food is composed of are; protein, fats, and carbohydrates. I did track my food intake for one month to get a good (general) idea of my macronutrient breakdown. My typical macronutrient is as follows:
For me the ultimate triathlon question is: For shorter races (Sprint and Olympic) do I take a spare tubular? Nothing stresses me out more than this issue! Of course this also sparks the popular debate of tubular versus clincher? I have a Zipp 404 front and a 808 rear, both are tubulars. Taking a spare tubular is definitely a pain in the ass as it is much bigger and much harder to “hide” than a spare tube (clincher) which could be folded up and place just about anywhere. I believe that tubulars are a higher quality and faster tire when compared to clinchers but carrying a spare tubular tire during a race sucks!
For a longer race such a 70.3 or 140.6 there is Continue reading