I am curious about the replies you get on this one. I ran an all-time worst marathon yesterday due to this issue, along with pollen induced asthma. I don't even remember how my "stops" I had to take. I've been adapting to primal eating for over two weeks now. I got nervous the last two days before the marathon because I wasn't sure if I could (or should) carb load like I used to. I did have some yams and caved for a little pasta the night before. The morning of the run, I had greek yogurt, homemade chocolate hazelnut butter and half a sliced banana. I've never done the yogurt thing before..... That might be the culprit for the both of us?
During the marathon, I used 3 Honey stingers gels (pure honey), one date, and two pb filled pretzel nuggets. I know it wasn't enough to eat. My GI issues were making me nauseous and I didn't feel comfortable eating. I did bring a baggie of raw nuts and mixed dried fruits, but didn't touch it..except for the one date.
Two weeks ago, I ran 17 miles with only dried fruit and nuts as my fuel and did fine. Prior to the run, I had a shakeology shake blended with banana and unsweetened almond milk. I should have stuck with that yesterday. Live and learn.
I felt horrible during the marathon, and had never felt that bad before. My breathing was shallow and my legs were burning. Unfortunately, I took many walk breaks because I couldn't handle any inclines and my pace was embarrassingly slow. I don't really know for certain what went wrong. I hope it's not due to my switch over to primal eating. I run multiple marathons/ultras every year. I want to continue to eat primal, but not sacrifice the joy I get from participating in my favorite hobby. Has anyone felt terrible in the early stages of switching to primal? Does it get better?
Sorry I can't offer much help for your troubles. I am glad you posted this, however.
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