PR80 Tim Noakes: Low-Carb Endurance Performance

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I talk with Tim Noakes about whether a low-carb diet can improve endurance performance. Tim thinks the answer could be yes.

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PR63 Athlete Spotlight: Olaf Sorenson – Ketogenic Marathon Training

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I talk with Olaf Sorenson about his quest to run a 2:40 marathon on a ketogenic diet. We talk about high-fat food, minimal running shoes, and training according to Arthur Lydiard.

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PR58 Athlete Spotlight: Luke Ashton – UltraRunning

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I talk with Ultrarunner, Luke Ashton. Luke recently completed a 100 mile race in 18 hours while following a high-fat, low-carb approach to eating. Luke shares about his training, eating, how he got started with ultrarunning, and what brought him to the high-fat, low-carb approach.

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PR56 Ketogenic Training & Racing – Chris Hague

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I talk with Chris Hague. Chris is an accomplished runner and triathlete who, after reading The Art & Science of Low Carb Performance, began following a low carb, high fat diet. We talk about Chris’s transition to a higher fat diet and how it has helped him feel better all-around, and even helped deal with an eating disorder. We also talk training, racing and what Chris eats on a daily basis. You can follow his blog and at My Two Watts.

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High Intensity Exercise on a Ketogenic Diet?

My Ketogenic Experiment

In this post I will explore the theory behind a Ketogenic diet for endurance athletic performance, and tell you how I tested the idea for myself using both a Half-Marathon and 5k races as performance markers.

I will attempt to answer the following questions:

  • What is a Ketogenic diet?
  • Why might a Ketogenic diet enhance endurance performance?
  • Will a ketogenic diet work for high intensity performance such as a 5k?
  • What are the downsides of a ketogenic diet?

Ketogenic Diet: The Theory Behind It

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PR42 Ben Greenfield – Ketogenic Endurance Performance

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I talk with Ben Greenfield about the benefits of a ketogenic diet for endurance athletes. Ben recently competed in Ironman Kona and Ironman Canada using a ketogenic diet. We talk about why he used a ketogenic diet and if he’d ever do it again. We also talk about his minimal training protocol, where Ben gets incredible results from small amounts of targeted training. Check out his latest book Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health & Life.

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