Catching Up – Training Nutrition Plan

Time to play catch-up on my posting.

Holidays were good with great family and wonderful friends!

Got off Keto a bit, but back on now!

The races are getting closer. I am walk/running every day now. At least 2 miles, at most 6 during the week. Weekend training still with USA Fit Walking Program and still loving it!
I started a Streak on January 3rd to walk/run every day without fail.

The streak is alive!!

Trying to figure out nutrition for the long hall. We are talking 7 hours on the road on race day! Keto athletes insist I only need to trickle carbs during the race, so I am going to try that this weekend for my 14-mile training run.

They have recommended Ucan before the race. (Ucan is expensive, so I am trying a homemade recipe I found on the net. Claire at The Planted Runner posted a recipe I’m going to try instead of the UCan. I’m calling it FauxCan)

 

This is my current plan:

  • Normal Keto meals Thursday or Friday.
  • Normal BPC on the way to the meeting-up area.
  • For this weekends 14 miler, I’m mixing one pre-run FauxCan and one for 2 hours in. The run should be no more than 4 hours or faster. I’m also making deluded electrolyte (Nuun) for my Hydration pack instead of water. (2 Nuun in 2 liters)
  • I will pack a few Quest Hero bars for “food”
  • The last hat trick (and the strangest to me) is Smarties. Bought a bag this morning.
  • Advice from another keto runner, Pack Gels just in case. (Thanks Sharon!)

 

Marathon Race Day:

  • Normal Keto meals Friday and Saturday.
  • Normal BPC on the way to the meet-up area.
  • Sunday morning drink – FauxCan. For the race, I’m mixing 3 bottles. One pre-race, one 2.5 hours in, one 5 hours in. (If you have any feedback on this, please speak up!)
  • Quest Hero bars for “food”
  • Smarties.
  • Roctane for the second half.

I think this concludes food prep for long runs and race day.

Jo

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