How do you train for your half or full marathon. Remember the idea of carb-loading? Apparently, there may be a counterpoint to this method that yields better results, better times and more energy to use to complete your runs.
Dr. Stephen Phinney, who co-authored “The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance” and has spent decades studying the diets of endurance athletes believes that research supports a ketogenic diet is better than a carbohydrate heavy diet when it comes to running.
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How cutting carbs completely made me a better runner
By Joe Kemp
March 16, 2018
Take those carbs and shove it.
Finishing the United NYC Half Marathon with a personal record on Sunday is going to take more for me than the dozens of training miles I’ve logged every week — the key, I hope, is cutting carbohydrates from my diet.
Now, I know what you’re thinking: running and carbs go together like spaghetti and marinara sauce. But there’s a growing body of research suggesting those pre-race pasta dinners were really just slowing me down.
“We humans have very diverse metabolic capacities,” says Dr. Stephen Phinney, who co-authored “The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance” and has spent decades studying the diets of endurance athletes.