|02-16-2014, 05:41 AM||#1|
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Join Date: Jun 2010
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Start Date: Aug 2013
Low carb marathoners. How do you fuel your races?
I had been training to run a half marathon which I completed this last friday at 3:30 (super slow I know) and now training for a full marathon next Jan.
My biggest concern is fuelling during the race. I am afraid to push myself till the last K or two for fear I'll crash earlier. Also I really like to avoid the gels and stuff, as they are really expensive where I'm at and not practical for me to use in my training runs and I do long runs or walk/run every fortnight or so.
All my long runs I run on empty except for a cup of tea with heavy whipping cream that I have 30 mins to an hour before the run. This has sort of gotten me through to the 21k I completed last friday. I did have a bar of chocolate (snickers) that I divided into 4 pieces and had from the 8k point till the 18k point and really sprinted as much as I can in the last 1k.
However this is not going to get me through a marathon. So I would really appreciate it if I could get some ideas of real foods that I can experiment with that will help me through the race and not affect me being in ketosis after the run.
For the next 4 months I am concentrating on shorter faster runs to help speed me up with a long slow runs on the one day of the week to keep my body used to moving that long. Then the bulk of the marathon training starts after that as I progress my long runs from running non-stop for 30 mins to the 5 hrs 30 mins that I think I'll need at least on race day.
Last edited by elliot; 02-16-2014 at 05:43 AM..
|02-27-2014, 01:47 PM||#2|
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This is something I'm thinking about too. I'm training for a half marathon (and beyond!) and my long runs have just started exceeding 10 miles -- on Tuesday night miles 10 and 11 were really really tough and I'm wondering if eating/drinking would help. I have "The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance" but I've only read part of it--I guess I should break it out and take another look.
One thing I might try is adding additional gelatin to this recipe to make kinda low carb BCAA/protein shot blocks A Zero-Carb Fat-Burning Protein Jello although I am not quite understanding the nutritional info on those, 9 calories w/ 6 grams of protein? That's not mathematically correct and I'm not sure where those numbers are coming from in the first place. But it's a starting place at least. I kinda like the idea of protein BCAA shot blocks.
if I try that, I'll report back
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Last edited by palegirl; 02-27-2014 at 01:53 PM..