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Dedicated fans know that one of my favorite downtime activities is surfing the web. Call it what you want to call it, I'm a f-ing web-aholic.

Here are some web pages I've recently read and enjoyed. Hopefully, you'll get some enjoyment out of my links. That way, I can better rationalize all my time spent surfing the web as time invested in providing for your happiness.

Some links are triathlon related, most are not.


Literature Links

I am a huge fan of audiobooks, and this is the definitive online site for them.

http://thenark.com/society/typography-if-by-rudyard-kipling/
Rudyard Kipling is one of my favorite poets, and If, which recently made headlines as my quote of the week, is one of his best poems. Here, the poem has a cool video to go along with it.

http://www.time.com/time/2005/100books/
This is Time Magazine's All-Time best english language novels from 1923-present. The internet is ripe with book lists, but I find Time's to be a nice combination of 1) the books you know and love and 2) some books you haven't heard of before.


Recipe Links

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=110939711
One of my favorite recipes of all-time is the banana bread recipe posted originally posted by Wannabemodel about 1/2 the way down this thread. The first two ingredients are yogurt and cottage cheese.

http://californiatraining.blogspot.com/2007/09/power-peanut-butter-pretzel-granola.html
This is a tasty and homemade granola recipe. Also, the girl who writes this blog makes me poop myself she's so hot.

*editors note: as you know, freybird doesn't do the artificial sweetners included in these recipes. Feel free to substitue actual sugars.


Training and Nutrition Links

http://brianstpierretraining.com/?p=452

Brian St. Pierre is a Strength and Conditioning Coach and the Nutrition Consultant at Cressey Performance in Hudson, MA. In this post, he documents a side-effect of antibiotics that I never knew about.

http://bikerchickswc.blogspot.com/
My mom has got a group for female cyclists in the West Chester, PA area, and her website is quickly emerging as the web's definitive source of female cycling info.

http://conditioningresearch.blogspot.com/2009/03/training-montage.html
There's two links here, so be sure to check them both out. The above link is a video of big lifts, and the lifts come from Defranco's, a gym for serious athletes in New Jersey. Check out Defranco's website, as it's home to tons of good information. The video reminds us triathletes, who spend so much time training in our comfort zones, what can be accomplished when one trains with some serious intensity.


That's it for now, but trust that I'll be posting some new ones soon!

1 comments

Libby Maxim said... @ March 21, 2009 at 10:06 AM

thanks for the plug,

getting chicks on bikes is not easy in the non sunshine states of the Northeast, no bike lanes, not bike friendly streets and intersections etc, but Chester County where i live is ideal, so these chicks really have no excuse

http://bikerchickswc.blogspot.com/

any advice from female bikers would be appreciated

Libby, the biking momma

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