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Hello you all.

So I committed to doing a long distance run (marathon) later this year and as I'm planing my training's I am looking in diet for running too.

I lost a lot of weight doing low-carb and am really pleased with the low-carb lifestyle ;) but running traditionally is a sport where you eat a lot of carbs (especially before races).

So since researching online didn't really brought any results I'm going to take it to the community...so:

-Have you done long distant running while on a low-carb or similar diet and what where your take away's from it?

-What diet tipps would you give to someone preparing for long distant running that also wants to keep the weight loosing going?

-Any books/websites/podcasts/whatever with running and diet that you can recommend?

 

Thank you in advance for sharing your wisdom with me :)

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16 hours ago, Machete said:

Here's a good one discussing both sides by Jeff Volek, one of the first dietitians to advocate a low-carb approach, and Alan Aragon:

 

Low Carb Diets for Athletes

Thank you. Reading them right now :)

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I've actually been looking into this for myself as well.  A few links I've run across:

 

A whole website (that I haven't explored yet) dedicated to running keto: http://www.runketo.com/

 

This guy posted what happened when he ran a trail marathon on keto (and immediately after): http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread64390.html

 

Mark Sisson on training low carb, then racing on higher carb: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/how-to-fuel-a-marathon/#axzz44t5G93y5

 

An experiment in repeated marathon-length runs on keto: http://fellrnr.com/wiki/Ketogenic_Experiment

 

If you want to geek out over numbers: http://eatingacademy.com/how-a-low-carb-diet-affected-my-athletic-performance

 

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Just wanted to say thanks again for the many links. I'm still reading/watching them but at least I'm sure now that it is worth a try to keep training while doing low carb (if I will do the race high carb I haven't decided yet... pasta-party sounds awesome but we will see;)  )

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