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”
- Roctane for the second half.
I think this concludes food prep for long runs and race day.