Wednesday, January 9, 2013

"Ultramarathon Runner Timothy Olson Thrives On A Low-Carb Diet"

The LLVLC Show (Episode 642): Ultramarathon Runner Timothy Olson Thrives On A Low-Carb Diet « Jimmy Moore's Livin' La Vida Low Carb Blog

This is an interview that I've been waiting for!  Maybe Jimmy will get to interview Lindsey Vonn one of these days...

Here's iRunFar's account of how he won Western States, setting the course record, and here's his description of what he was doing during another race:
"I was not putting down tons of calories (about 200 ph the first half of the race and 100 ph to the finish), but i could tell that my body was burning fat and the fuel i was using really efficiently. You can put in a ton of calories, but will your stomach accept them and use them properly? The low carb (mostly paleo) diet i prefer and Vespa (amino acid supplement) really helps my body use the calories (First Endurance EFS Liquid Shot) and not have excess sloshing around causing chaos."