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Old 01-01-2013, 05:21   #1
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I did a search for the runner's name and couldn't find it in this forum, so thought I'd post this. Tim Olson won a 100 mile race by 15 minutes, set a course record, and did it on lchf.

Western States 100 – Low Carber Wins Ultramarathon – Steve Phinney and Jeff Volek Study | Me and My Diabetes

I'm not quite convinced about lchf myself, and I'm not going to run a quarter mile, but thought it was interesting.

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Interesting...it made me hungry for bacon.

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My brother (not diabetic) is an endurance running and triathlete. After hearing me yammer about carbs and ketones and then reading about other endurance runners (like Tim) going "bonk free" when keto-adapted, he had to try it himself. He and his fiancee tried it 2 months before an ultra-marathon this October and they did very well.

They found that it took a long time to get their performance back while adapting (e.g. lots of muscle cramps, low energy) but eventually it did and they ran better for it. Instead of stocking up on Gatorade at the way points, they had electrolytes (or bacon the ultimate electrolyte delivery system).

It was a neat experiment and fun to watch him try it out.

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