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Strategically Adding In Some Carbs As Training Volume Increases

After some very tough runs during the last three days of last week, I had my most carbohydrate-heavy meal in three months on Saturday night. Based on how I felt, both during the run, right after and the day after, it seemed to have helped tremendously. Here’s what I did,…

On the road again, and a 12-week training plan for Boston

A sunny, breezy, 20F (-6C) morning here in Manchester, New Hampshire, to tackle what I consider my first official Boston training run, and my first run outdoors since the Stone Cat 50 miler on Nov. 2, 2013. I’ll take the occasion to share what I hope is workable 12-week training…

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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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Ketogenic training note: back at it with fasted 10 miler

With this morning’s 10 miler, near the end of weeks two running again after two months of injury-forced hiatus, I think I can officially say I’m back in training with an eye toward Boston. This was the first run of any length I could test my new fat-burning powers on….

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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…

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,…