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    I should clarify that I certainly don't recommend...

    I should clarify that I certainly don't recommend to anyone to train like I do :) I'm just not that interested in running lots and lots of miles. So many other fun things to do, and I prefer to be...
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    I really recommend getting the device to test...

    I really recommend getting the device to test your ketone level. That also allows you to check how many grams of carbs you can get away with before the levels get too low.

    One thing that the...
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    I see that someone already mentioned magnesium. I...

    I see that someone already mentioned magnesium. I would not worry about taking it during the race because you're not sweating out magnesium, but instead make sure you have enough to start with, by...
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    Water is all you need. I consumed only water...

    Water is all you need. I consumed only water during my 5h trail marathon.

    Don't overdrink, and you don't need electrolytes. Tim Noakes' newish book "Waterlogged" explains all the science in...
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    The hunger thing is kind of miraculous. I feel...

    The hunger thing is kind of miraculous. I feel like I have to stuff myself a bit to not lose weight. One thing that helps put down some extra calories is home made ice cream sweetened with xylitol...
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    Part V - Downsides? There are various claims...

    Part V - Downsides?

    There are various claims about the long term health effects of ketosis.

    * The Jaminets (authors of "The Perfect Health Diet") claims that it is hard on your liver, can cause...
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    Part IV - Recovery My heart rate monitor told...

    Part IV - Recovery

    My heart rate monitor told me that I had burned over 4100 calories during the race. That's over a pound of fat! I realized it would take some serious eating to gain this back....
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    Part III - Race Day Fortunately, the race is...

    Part III - Race Day

    Fortunately, the race is only a 20 min drive from my house. I got up at 6.30, had a breakfast consisting of:
    * 1 cup coffee
    * 1/4 cup whipped cream with 4 strawberries
    * 1...
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    Part II - Adaptation Phinney and Volek explain...

    Part II - Adaptation

    Phinney and Volek explain that it takes several weeks for the body to adapt to the ketosis, what they call keto-adaptation. During this period, there may be some issues like...
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    Experience report - A trail marathon in ketosis

    Part I - Background

    There are lots of discussions out there about people doing endurance exercise on "low carb". I put that in quotes, because usually the advice is to "train low, race high",...
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    Are you actually following this protocol? It's...

    Are you actually following this protocol? It's supposed to take several days for most people to get back into ketosis and it's not always a nice experience... Also, during the adaptation period, you...
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    First of all, check out the book "The Art and...

    First of all, check out the book "The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance". It seems to be the main "bible" on this topic.

    I am trying this for a 50k in a couple of weeks. I am about a...
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    Mr O, I just started reading the same book....

    Mr O,
    I just started reading the same book. Very interesting! I am an aspiring endurance athlete myself, and on the primal blueprint way of eating. I have always been conflicted about all the...
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    Carbs. However, you shoud have sufficient amounts...

    Carbs. However, you shoud have sufficient amounts stored in your muscles for a 20 min workout. If not, have a banana before or after :)
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    If you can't run at 75% of max HR, try hiking, or...

    If you can't run at 75% of max HR, try hiking, or just walking really fast. Get a heart rate monitor if you don't have one. It will distract your mind from the boredom of moving slowly ;)
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    Thanks for posting that. It made me laugh :)

    Thanks for posting that. It made me laugh :)
  17. When I started PBFing about a year ago, I...

    When I started PBFing about a year ago, I couldn't run at all at less than 80% of MHR or so. At the time, I decided to just run as fast as I felt like anyway, but my long runs always left me kind of...
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