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12 workouts until Boston, a brief assessment of the season’s training

Here we are, fewer than three weeks until Boston 2014. I haven’t had much time to write, but I have been logging runs assiduously and will be able to share any useful details after the fact. In the meantime, here’s a quick update on the two primary experiments/tests of this…

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Unexpected Result of Carb Refeed – Real Running Finally?

Enjoyed the 180-degree alter-ego of Saturday’s long run debacle. You know, the one that prompted my, “I’m tired of this; I’m quitting running marathons,” post.  (Not to say I’m not eventually quitting marathons, but dang it, I’m going to run this one, and stay upbeat about it. It’s Boston, and…

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And Another Runner Goes #NSNG, Solves Lifelong Stomach Issues

Funny how many people I’m in touch with lately who are experimenting with high-fat, low-carb (HFLC), no sugar, no grain (NSNG) eating for purposes outside of weight loss. Runners looking to improve performance and solve a variety of different gastric and metabolic issues. My friend Ron is a good example…

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Spring 2014 Blog Preview, Examination of Marathon Training On A Ketogenic Diet

A brief mission statement update for the blog. While this, my personal website, has long had a running orientation, there are some specific topics I’m going to be covering in detail over the next several months: 12 week versus 18 week marathon training. Having been sidelined by an injury for…

Cereal Killers movie a good look at medically-supervised high-fat, low-carb diet experiment

Kris and I forked out the five bucks to watch Cereal Killers last night. This documentary follows Donal O’Neil as he begins a high-fat, low-carb diet (no sugar, no wheat) to see if he can beat the genetic time bombs of heart disease and diabetes.

Low-Carb IQ Boost? Ketosis and Cognitive Function

I’ve been sticking to quite a low carbohydrate diet while enjoying this enforced running hiatus and awaiting my MRI results. Good news is, rather than gaining weight after going from 50+ miles a week running to zero, I’ve actually lost a few pounds over the past month and a half,…

Tweet: An Indictment of Sugar

Not a diet crusader. I do my thing, you yours. But this @NatGeo piece on sugar is mind blowing. http://t.co/FrcCunEZyM #EatMoreFatLessSugar — Ernesto Burden (@ernestoburden) November 27, 2013