Endurance Skating

Training, Racing & LCHF Fueling For Skating And Endurance Sports

King Prawn stir fry made with Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower really is a LCHFer’s best friend. It’s so versatile, and can be used as a substitute for so many grains. Here is a quick stir-fry dish I knocked up. To … Continue reading

October 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

Thoughts on Nutrition, Training & Racing for Marathons vs Ultra

I was recently asked what I thought were the main differences between marathons and ultras, and how “shorter” races fit in with my diet and penchant for longer/ultra distance events. … Continue reading

August 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

12,000 Calories of Race Fuel

  Couldn’t resist posting this quickie. Here’s my planned race fuel for tomorrow: Home made energy bars 9 bars Trail mix (nuts, seeds, dried fruit) Banana chips cooked in coconut … Continue reading

June 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

In-Race Fueling Part 3: Race Day

In part 1 I explained why racing is not the same as training, and laid out a framework for calculating your energy and fueling requirements, the common pitfalls, and how the smart … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Lab Ratting: Maximum Aerobic Heart Rate & Substrate Usage

I almost didn’t write this blog post because when I got the results they were not quite as good as I was hoping for. However after mulling on it for a … Continue reading

May 27, 2015 · 12 Comments

Beetroot Juice & Nitrates

Since 2009, beetroot juice has become all the rage as a nutritional supplement for athletes. David Weir scooped 4 gold medals at the 2012 London Paralympics, and openly proclaimed that beetroot … Continue reading

May 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

Race Fueling Part 2 – Carbohydrates

Recap In-Race Fueling Part 1: Racing Is Not Training – In a race the aim is to perform to your best, not to train for adaptations. Your fueling strategy should … Continue reading

May 5, 2015 · 3 Comments

In-Race Fueling Part 1: Is Your Ego Writing Cheques Your Body Can’t Cash?

One of the major competitive advantage of achieving good fat-adaptation is a lesser reliance on exogenous fuel sources during long races. However, even the most fat-adapted athletes must consider their … Continue reading

April 23, 2015 · 4 Comments

The Interplay between Food Quality, Calories, Body Compositon, Metabolism & Performance

One of the best things about making good food choices – whether you align with LCHF or any other higher fat/lower carb label – is that it becomes almost impossible to gain unwanted body … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Cereal Killers 2: Run On Fat

Cereal Killers 1 Cereal Killers 1 was a 2013 documentary-film made by Donal O’Neill, in which he turned the food pyramid upside down and rejected the “prudent diet” in favour … Continue reading

April 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

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