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by 583 · September 24, 2014 at 4:08 AM

This is more just a conversation piece and musing. We all know the three macronutrients and the energy they provide us with. They do other things, but we mostly eat energy all day. Paleos usually prefer fat. Calories per... (more)

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OuroborossoroboruO 0 · November 20, 2013 at 2:04 AM

I think alcohol is probably fine. Keeping the dose to 1/2 the amount it takes for you to feel it probably eases the load on your organs. And if you dont abuse it it probably wont take any time off your lifespan unless you're old or infirim. I... (more)

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by 45 · about 18 hours ago

Hi, this is a question with a few variables. I'm starting to train for my 2nd marathon (if you want to comment on how I shouldn't be doing chronic cardio please don't), and I'm trying to learn from what I did there to do it better. I had been... (more)

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ccorradino 0 · October 31, 2013 at 9:08 PM

High fat diet in ketosis sounds ideal for LH training. I doubt you can benefit without ketosis. I began running while fasted on the bulletproof coffee plan and have had a fairly successful experience becoming 'fat adapted'. That is 100g carbs,... (more)

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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

What strength workouts would benefit best in training for a marathon and should I do them 1 or 2 days a week to maintain muscle mass? What about sprints or speed work? First marathon, female, looking to lose 5-7% bodyfat in the process as... (more)

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CD 0 · October 28, 2013 at 8:19 PM

First, let me just say a female who competes (or at least trains) for rugby and MMA is simply bad-ass. That's awesome. If I were training you, I'd go easy on the running and hard on the weights. For the run portion, I'd give you a 4 week... (more)

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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

Hi everyone! My apologizes in advance for the length of this question... I've been scouring websites looking for some information to assist me in training for my first marathon. I have done a half marathon already which I loved doing and I do... (more)

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olivia_111 0 · January 29, 2014 at 5:51 PM

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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

So i've been looking for a way to drop the last 15 lbs. I started running 2years ago and lost over 30 lbs, but I want to drop 15 more by my first half IronMan. I know the paleo is all about reducing carb intake, but I want to know how that would... (more)

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Desmond 0 · April 03, 2013 at 9:21 PM

Some simple answers: 1) Low carb Paleo is NOT for endurance athletes, You will need to eat plenty of sweet potatoes, bananas, rasins and dates 2) Make your own gu...google "Homemade Gu" and choose one that includes paleo ingredients 3) Carb... (more)

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by 1974 · September 28, 2014 at 3:50 AM

I am a runner who has completed 6 marathons. I LOVE running and I know that many on here have issues with constant cardio. I am currently putting together my next training plan and am considering training without long runs since those seem to be... (more)

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KarenOH 0 · December 20, 2012 at 2:30 PM

I follow the Hanson method and I really like it. You do longer miles during the week with speed, strength and tempo workouts. Your easy runs are really easy. Your long run is no longer than 16 miles, but it simulates the last 16 miles of the... (more)

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by 1974 · about 18 hours ago

I typically feel horrible and have to stop and walk some by 15-20 miles into a marathon. Yesterday, for the first time this did not happen! The last 3 miles of my marathon were much faster than my average pace and the second half of the marathon... (more)

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Desmond 0 · November 05, 2012 at 4:21 PM

I have been doing Paleo for a short time now and have gone very high fat immediately (I was pretty high protein, maybe 20% fat, relatively low starchy carbs [sweet potato aftrer w/o or before runs] and lots of veggies). I would always find it hard... (more)

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by 504 · about 18 hours ago

i wore the Reebok Zig-Tech shoes, i was wondering if this is the right shoes, or if there are better ones

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Clint 0 · August 25, 2012 at 11:20 PM

To find the right shoe you really need to go to a running specialty store and have them analyze your gait. You might pay a little bit more at a running specialty shop, but realize you are paying for the person's experience, knowledge, and... (more)

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by 1178 · about 18 hours ago

So I've been Paleo for 4 months. And I've been off running for 9 months, silly stress fracture and doctor's orders. But, now I'm looking at kicking it back up and doing another half marathon next year. So I'm curious now about combining the 2. I... (more)

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CD 0 · July 19, 2012 at 2:32 AM

I mostly run 5K-10 mile races, I tried coconut water. In the past I had used GU. It did not go well. Too sweet, gave me cramps (which I did not think it would). Bananas, which previously I loathed, have become a great friend, especially... (more)

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by 50 · about 18 hours ago

All, I am going to go for my first full marathon ever this weekend. Being a paleo for the last 2 years, I have been thinking of doing an experiment on myself during my run: I want to go marathon in a fasted state, hoping that I can tap into fat... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · June 19, 2012 at 5:24 PM

I wouldn't skip breakfast. At the very least eat a big protein and fat (especially coconut oil) breakfast. More likely I'd go for that plus a couple of mashed sweet potatoes with a ton of butter. If you're fat adapted you should have no problem... (more)

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by 264 · about 18 hours ago

....is the sub-header on the Slate article out today titled All Men Can???t Jump. It's making the rounds in my FB newsfeed. Thoughts? (more)

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gydle 0 · June 05, 2012 at 4:41 PM

There's another article in the Daily Mail about how marathon running damages your heart. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2154267/Excess-exercise-hurts-heart-cause-dangerous-long-term-harm-say-scientists.html A single story does not the... (more)

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by 340 · about 18 hours ago

Looks like the mainstream media is finally turning with regard to extreme endurance events like marathons, triathlons, and distance training. Here, the UK Mail reports on the "hormetic" aspect of endurance exercises and training: Physical... (more)

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by 190 · about 18 hours ago

The man in the commercial says, "I'm a marathon runner in absolutely perfect health, and I had a heart attack right out of the blue!" Does anyone else cringe at those words? Many of my friends are runners. Either half marathons or marathons.... (more)

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Sam_Knox 0 · June 02, 2012 at 8:48 PM

I just wanted to add that your running friends are full of shit. The fat-loss benefits of high-volume aerobic exercise range from "modest" to "none", and they in no way justify the investment in time.

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by 1314 · about 18 hours ago

The body stores about 1800 calories of glycogen, give or take. When marathoners hit "the wall" after 15-20 or so miles they have mostly depleted these stores and are having trouble adjusting to burning fat. If I train in nutritional ketosis,... (more)

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Wowza 0 · May 03, 2012 at 6:11 AM

Read Volek's new book on exercise performance. He offers the case studies of quite a few ultra-marathoners - folks who do 50, 100 mile runs - who live in ketosis just for the advantage of always have steady fuel during these very long endurance... (more)

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by 5509 · September 26, 2014 at 3:36 AM

What was the "ideal" shape and body fat percentage? I figure that in the past, heavy lifting, six-packs, running 26 miles in one setting at a constant pace etc. were not part of their natural lifestyle. So if having super-lean, muscular and... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · March 24, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Click Bodyweight of today’s hunter gatherers

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by 8239 · September 27, 2014 at 3:22 AM

Seem like yet another false choice? Let me shift the question out of the rhetorical mode, so as to not to run afoul of censorious PH monitors. If you have come to realizations similar to that of Sarah Wilson (strength and endurance are not... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · November 15, 2011 at 11:21 PM

She makes a great point, and the insanely strong and fit people in the crossfit games add some punctuation to that. Athletes may not care about the nuances of biochemistry, but I think the issue is whether you're stimulating the AMPK (endurance... (more)

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by 80 · September 28, 2014 at 3:23 AM

Hi I'm new-paleo, training for an utramarathon, which I know is distinctly non-paleo, and I wondered what you would advise in terms of fuelling training, race nutrition, and eating to combat the deliterous effects of doing something so... (more)

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JimV 0 · November 14, 2011 at 7:08 PM

Research shows that sprint interval training can increase endurance capacity, so it can benefit your ultramarathon performance while minimizing inflammation, oxidative stress, and cardiovascular damage. I'd use more SIT than long, steady efforts... (more)

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by 1373 · about 19 hours ago

This is more of a general question about marathon training, but I'd like to hear from the paleo community about it: Can a very fit, but over-running-injury-prone person get away with 5-6 crosstraining sessions and one long run per week and train... (more)

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Masochist 0 · September 04, 2011 at 2:11 AM

Pre-attempting paleo, I was a chronic endurance runner for a decade, a high-weight 60+ miles a week guy with no strength training and a crappy diet. I don't mean typical endurance athlete diet that's horrifying-to-paleos, I mean Hohos and Taco... (more)

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by 120 · about 19 hours ago

Hey guys, i'm looking for a food item that would serve as a great "pick me up" for my upcoming 100 mile run. Its very common/popular for runners to take a drink of coke/sprite/ginger ale to get them 'poppin' again. Now at my last 50 miler, i... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · August 01, 2011 at 11:01 PM

Let's see: you're doing a 100 mile marathon, yet worried about a little sugar. That's like jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge and becoming worried that you forgot to take your asthma medicine. Which do you think is going to do damage to your body?... (more)

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by 462 · about 19 hours ago

So I'm training for a marathon, and have considered modifying my paleo to the paleo for athletes method especially on long days and for dress rehersal days. Has anyone used the homebrew recipies from said book with any success? Did you do it... (more)

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Cave_Tomboy 0 · January 06, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Lou, if you are training for a marathon, why are you eating low carb? Nothing in Paleo says low carb. As a runner, I eat several pieces of fruit a day and am quite liberal with the coconut cream. I've not tried the homebrew of Cordain, but find I... (more)

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by 5 · about 19 hours ago

I just started eating Paleo due to noticing how much grains seem to affect my stomach. I've read that endurance type sports really aren't encouraged, however, I've already committed to running the Marine Corps Marathon this October with a friend... (more)

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Lynn_4 0 · May 06, 2011 at 4:37 PM

Interesting perspective here: http://www.mcmillanrunning.com/marathonlongrun.htm regarding the long-run during marathon training. It's not paleo per se, but MacMillan seems to make the argument that, at least for long-run training, you don't NEED... (more)

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by 323 · September 29, 2014 at 3:10 AM

Okay guys and girls I'll put it to you. I'm sort of planning to do a marathon later this year and I'm looking at the best way to fuel myself and as I eat quite a strict Paleo diet, I'm obviously starting here. Here's the thing, I understand Carb... (more)

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Nick_Kinsella 0 · May 06, 2011 at 12:41 PM

Thank you all very much for sharing your experiences and thoughts on this "Idea" of mine. Special thanks to Bobby D and Caveman Greg. Taking some of the snippets of information that you've all left here and running with it + Doing a lot of... (more)

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by 9948 · about 19 hours ago

Kim Smith of NZ is an elite marathoner whose goal was to win the Boston marathon in record time. Would you ever want to have the physique of her? She looks like a stick figure vegan that we see a lot of. Story is here: ... (more)

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Lance_2 0 · April 18, 2011 at 10:40 PM

WTF is up with all the hate on runners. I got the Paleo Evolution and he said that running was useless, caused cancer, male pattern baldness, global warming and the extinction of the dinosaurs. Running is a critical cross training component for... (more)

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by 4295 · September 29, 2014 at 3:09 AM

My 31 yo male housemate is very fit (marathon runner) and the perfect weight for his height. After seeing my progress over the last year and my attempts at explaining why this lifestyle is so beneficial, he's finally keen to try a month on... (more)

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Jan_1 0 · March 31, 2011 at 4:38 PM

It would be stupid to change his regime before the big event. Better afterwards during training season.

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by 105 · about 19 hours ago

Ketogenic diets and physical performance describes some adaptations to a ketogenic diet that allow for unimpaired physical performance. The key recommendations are: optimizing sodium and potassium intake (sodium at 3???5 g/d and potassium at... (more)

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Danny 0 · June 14, 2010 at 6:24 AM

I personally couldn't hang with a low-carb paleo approach when i was distance running. I'd experience the same impaired performance that Stephen mentioned. However, I think you really have to take the time build a strong aerobic base to become an... (more)