Yesterday, Saturday January 12th, 2019 I did run about 14 miles as my last long-ish run of my training cycle for the Coldwater Rumble 100 Mile Ultra Trail run. It was a really good run and now it is just counting down until the 19th of January. I am in the middle of my taper for this race. About a week ago I ran 22 miles as my last long run. It was a sucky run. My legs were heavy and I had really low energy levels. For the last 10 days I am not feeling great and way too many people around me are sick and since a lot of that happens at work, it is hard to avoid. I am overloading on vitamin C and D to fight off whatever I am exposed to.[Read more…]
I am a bread person. I grew up on bread. It was the main staple of my diet for the longest time. And I miss eating bread. A. Lot. … My food and healthy eating journey started back in early 2013 when I started phasing out processed foods, but late last summer I went a step further and went Primal/Paleo or almost Ketogenic. So, being the bread person that I am I needed a replacement staple and this is what I came up with.
It is Sunday, February 25, 2018 and I am sitting at the kitchen table a bit tired, but in great spirits after yesterday’s race. I ran and completed my very first 100K in 14 hrs. and 53 minutes. It was a long day and there were quite a few dark spots between mile 26 and mile 37, but I was able to fight off any demons and to keep going. I was never at a point where I wanted to quit, it was more about stomach issues and the danger of having to throw up.
I had planned to run the race using (Generation) UCAN and then slow move into more normal foods as the race progressed. But at mile 24 I had such a bad gut bomb I could not eat anything and barely drink anything. I forced myself to drink and use electrolytes to avoid dehydration and to keep the body healthy moving along. Every time I drank some water I felt sick and so kept it to a minimum – slowly working my way through that gut bomb situation. It was a mind game in many ways and so I took it one mile at a time. If I could finish this mile I am in, I would surely be able to finish the next mile … and so on. It worked out fine and the race progressed. In the end I ran the last 40 miles simply on water and electrolytes – nothing else. I think I am fairly fat-adapted and that is probably that keep me going. On a side-note – I lost 6 pounds in body weight from the race. [Read more…]