Do You Need Carbs To Run Fast? Concluding The Experiment, Sort Of

Common wisdom says you need copious amounts of carbohydrate to run your best, but who doesn’t love challenging common wisdom once in a while? After reading the Art & Science  of Low Carbohydrate Performance by Volek and Phinney last year, and following the work of Dr. Timothy Noakes, who was kind enough to give…

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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…

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US News & World Reports best diets 2014 list useful – if you read it backwards

U.S. News and World Reports best diets ranking for 2014 puts diets at the top of its list that rely on the same current government wisdom – calorie counting, low-fat, high-carb diets that caused the obesity epidemic over the past 30 years. If you want one that works, doesn’t leave…

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  

The Next Experiment: Low-Carb Endurance Training

Well, the Stone Cat 50 Miler is behind me and I’m eight days into a solid stretch of recovery. No running for two weeks, just cycling and core workouts. Then light running and cross training for a while until it’s time to start training for Boston. It’ll be an exciting,…