Hey Hispanicgamer--a few months ago when I decided to lean out I quit BP coffee. Now that said, I occasionally have it or a coffee with egg before a long run. I was straight up BP coffee fasting before. I think butter and MCT oil with coffee is awesome prerace if your stomach can handle it. I am surprised I never had any problems because I don't have a gallbladder.
Okay now I have upped my protein, my running performance has improved lately. I have gotten to the 1:50's in my half marathon and pulled out a super fast 5k a month ago or whenever it was. Looking back at my "stats" from several years ago, I ran 25 half marathons at 1:45 or less. This half I ran on Sunday, I think was my 55th half (I have to check).
I honestly feel that metabolically I am flexible. I think when I started this post last August or whatever, I was struggling with being ketogenic only, bonking, etc. I think bringing up the protein and carbs a bit many months AFTER having being fat adapted has helped me be flexible. I still get that rocket fuel surge about half way through that I feel like is a true fat burn. After a race I don't have to reload carbs or anything to run the next day.
I think this flexibility has made me a more comfortable runner. I don't feel like I have had the crap kicked out of me at the end of the race.
Today I am still at 50% protein, 25 fat, 25 CHO. Most of last year I ran at 50% fat, sometimes more.
The ice cream, I think is my crack. I am just an addict. I am so lucky I am not addicted to Percocet or alcohol. I can function being addicted to ice cream and hey, it's legal. But it causes all the symptoms of alcohol or drug withdrawal and I know my brain uses it seeking out the pleasure from the sugar and fat. And it makes me puffy and fat even though I run a ton of miles every week. I am just a 41 year old woman trying to drown out the insanity of 3 kids and a husband who works all the time. I also have other issues that the ice cream calls to. I am sure I need lots of therapy but I found it cuts into my running time and money for more shoes.
I'm on a good roll right now of not wanting ice cream--wanting my hot 27 " Miss Me jeans instead. I'm sure I am a running addict too. Yes, I am primal and I am a running addict. There I just flat out said it! There is nothing more to do about it
Okay, other marked changes in the past few months on more protein--gains in lifting and physically I have a lot more definition. This is one of the reasons why I think I want to push the weight loss more because I know I have such a strong core so I know my rock hard abs are under there I have lost some fat in my back and it looks really good.
I did not gain lbs on the BP coffee fast but I could not lose at all after many, many months. I did not have as many gains in lifting. I did adapt to fat burning and made myself a better equipped runner for longer distances (and my crazy lifestyle).
Hispanicgamer-what races are you running this fall?