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Thought of the day 5.17.14

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Tomorrow is the Cleveland marathon and half marathon, and I am running it. I am actually looking forward to run. This will be my last longer run for some time, as I have a bike ride in about a month I need to focus on. I will be doing 24 hr of Booty raising money for the Livestrong foundation, and I have a lofty goal - when it comes to how far I want to ride.

Clearly one of the challenges will be the nutrition, and I realize my practice is not for everyone, but I feel I want to share - just to give some food for thoughts!!

Many of us are carboloading and using gels, sports drinks, blocks and so on during the event. I used to! My eating habit have changed completely, and contain very little carbohydrates (it's a little difficult to avoid carbs completely - or go extremely low carb, when your family subscribe to a more traditional diet).

I used to use the gels and then I changed in favor of maltodextrin in my drinking water because I felt the insulin and blood sugar levels did not fluctuate as much. I did a little research and started to phase out the gels. Interestingly enough I feel better, and I think it has to do with the fact that there are no blood glucose and insulin level spikes - it is all regulated by the body, and when you need more glycogen .... the body can manufacture it for you to use.

I know some people will vehemently disagree with me. However, it has worked for me - and I just want to share with you.
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  • v B-N-ME
    Have a wonderful race. Did I ever tell you that you amaze me?
    Keep sharing what you learn. We all need to open our minds and learn from those around us.
    Have fun!
    742 days ago
    Will be thinking of you tomorrow. Spring has hit my breathing, so enjoy each breath and leg movement tomorrow! You are such an inspiration to so many!
    743 days ago
    Sounds great and enjoy tomorrow. emoticon
    743 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/17/2014 11:28:47 PM
  • v MJRVIC2000
    You can do it! God Bless YOU! Vic.
    743 days ago
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