1. Jay said:

    Hey Duncan…. what would you eat during an ultra event to encourage fat burning, avoid upset stomach yet ensure you have the energy to go? The article doesn’t ask nor attempt to speculate but alludes to the fact that he may practice low carb during the race. Enjoying your (more frequent) posts.

    October 28, 2012
  2. Hey Jay. In general, I tend to still eat high carb during races. The biggest difference for me is the lack of upset stomach and puking! The other REALLY big difference is my insulin sensitivity. Prior to my dietary switch, gels did not do anything to me. Now? I use carb sources like gels during races and when I do take them they actually provide energy. Stomach is stable and things seems to really impact my energy in a big way. Generally what I try to consume during races centers on EFS Liquid Shot and EFS drink from First Endurance, and then I add in meat, potatoes, and some potato chips. So… still a lot of carbs, but more stable stuff. (‘Sweet potatoes and turkey’ seems to be my new favorite meal!) Bascially, no bread products or wheat products. Hope that helps.

    October 28, 2012
  3. said:

    Happy Birthday Duncan! 30 is great, it gets better every decade.

    I’m totally with you on the need to feel good. In my own experience I got so sick and tired of feeling a little out of phase, or worse, that I finally had to face up to what my body was trying to tell me and now my eating and workouts are geared around that. My body seems to favor more heavy resistance, and explosive power, type stuff, than what I was giving it. The problem I was having with food was, I need to eat what makes me feel good, and works for my body, not what the experts, friends, and others think I should eat. I’ve learned sometimes I have to keep what I eat to myself, because I’m sick of people that have never been fit a day in their life, telling me what I should be eating. I’ve been feeling great for some time now, sleeping well, and getting stronger than ever. Thanks for sharing with us. I believe we all learn from each other.

    October 28, 2012
  4. Hey Pat! Good to hear from you. Keep on living well man. It was great to see you and catch up with you in CO Springs a couple weeks ago.

    October 28, 2012
  5. Sue said:

    Hi! My name is Sue, and I’m from SlimKicker, a fitness/diet app and site. I came across your blog a few days ago and it captured my interest!

    I’m contacting you b/c we’re about to release a fitness tracker (similar to FitBit) early next year, and are looking for bloggers who would be interested in getting 1 for free to review when it is out (negative or positive).

    Would you be interested in doing this? You can email me at: sue (at) slimkicker (com) with ‘Review’ in the email heading if you are.

    For your info, our site SlimKicker basically turns your fitness/diet goals into a level-up RPG game. The tracker will work in conjunction the website, and allow people to track calories burned and number of steps they walk automatically. The more they exercise, the more points they rack up! That’s basically how it will work.

    Anyway, hope to hear back either way…

    – Sue
    P.S. You can choose not to display this comment as this is more of a private comment 🙂

    October 30, 2012

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