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Any other endurance runners here?
« on: March 26, 2011, 01:24:24 PM »
If so, I'd like to hear how you've adapted the paleo diet to meet your caloric and carb requirements

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Re: Any other endurance runners here?
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2011, 02:59:20 PM »
If so, I'd like to hear how you've adapted the paleo diet to meet your caloric and carb requirements

 Definitely not an endurance runner but a competitive club cyclist and racer. The average club/training ride is usually between 50 - 100kms at an average speed of 32kph(based on route difficulty). Most races  for my Cat average between 70 -90km with an average speed upwards of 35KPH. Probably do about six longer rides per season in excess of 100 km with at least one 100 mile century(c.164ish kms)

  That said I no longer "carb up" but rather "fat up". Coconut oil,meat and milk are staples. I also eat a pre ride meal that consists of eggs, fatty meat with some vegetable/fruit carbs. No sport drinks....water or a water juice blend. There was a bit of a transition period getting off the carbs but once the body started burning fat I noticed a huge difference in performance and weight loss.

  The nice thing about the bike is it usually takes the bulk of the beating with the rider supplying the motor unlike running where you take the pounding and do all the work. Your caloric requirements may differ but if you cut back the carbs then add dietary fat to compensate.


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Re: Any other endurance runners here?
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2011, 06:47:16 PM »
 I am ... but since I'm just starting this whole thing I don't have any wise words to share! ;-)

I've never been one to "count calories"  I eat when I'm hungry and loooooove food!

I just started this on Saturday and am kinda weaning into it.
Sunday I felt pretty foggy by the afternnoon with low energy.  I ran about 2 miles and then switched to the elliptical for about 30 minutes
Yesterday I felt much better and ran 5. Did the same today.  Felt good.
I'll do 10 on Friday so we will see how I do with that.