Is my cycle training obsessive?

What self respecting mother rolls her eyes at her son when he enthusiastically announces Saturday is a "big training" day but does she fancy a café recovery spin Sunday? Mid-turbo session after a 60 mile road ride, mine didn't get the most accommodating response. Then I thought back to a feature on anorexia on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour this week and to most normal humans, my strict training regime and food measuring is probably something to raise alarms. Two low carb days, three medium, one high and one cheat day per week, over 800 miles on the bike per month and weight session a week in the gym - measured portions, calculated carbohydrate intake calculated for every mile on the bike and all the protein shakes and bizarre eating habits to boot. My defence (an arrogant one): I'm a champion - that's what it takes. So at eight per cent body fat and weighing two lbs less than my mother who looks seven and a half inches up at me, am I healthy? Sadly many of the people interv...
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