Nutrition Experiment Week 3 Carbs

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It is week three, already, and that means it’s time for Carb Week! Second only to Shark Week, this is the week that I was looking forward too.  First, I love carbs.  Bread, in my mind, is probably one of the greatest inventions in human history right after beer (which, incidentally, is also a carb and therefore fair game this … Read More

Nutrition Experiment Week 2: Fats – Part 2

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Week 2 is over and so far the results are promising, and intriguing.   The past week has resulted in a lot of data, and it’s kind of cool in that narcissistic sort of way to make graphs and analyze information you collected about yourself.  But after this second week, I feel strangely proud knowing that I have the power to … Read More

Nutrition Experiment Week 2: Fats

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OK, so now that we’ve established a baseline, it’s time to have some fun, and do some research. This week is all about fats.  Fats are used by the body to maintain the cell membrane, aid in the absorption of fat soluble vitamins, and provide fuel and body cushioning, among other things.  This being said, as a running fuel, fats … Read More

Nutrition Experiment Week1 – Part 2

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Week 1 Control Average nutrient breakdown per day: Fat: 69g  Carbs: 198g  Protein: 95g I am at the end of week 1 and it has been both interesting, and tough, to track my normal eating habits.  I never fully realized all the crap I ate until I started tracking things.  Not that I indulge in a lot of fast food, but … Read More

Nutrition Experiment: Week 1 – Control

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I want to start by talking a bit about my purpose and goals for this experiment.  The main purpose is to see how different nutrients effect my performance, energy levels, and overall mood during my runs.  Week 1 was a control week in which I ate what I would normally would.  In week 2, I will increase my intake of … Read More

Running Away from Carbs

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So, what’s the difference between burning a piece of paper and burning a candlestick? I’m about to tell you something that, most likely, is completely contrary to everything you’ve ever been told about the ideal diet for runners. Ready? I hope you’re sitting down. (Of course you are! You just got back from a long, hard run.) Carbohydrates are probably … Read More