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Low Carbohydrate and Metabolic Flexibility

  Metabolic flexibility and low-carbohydrate endurance exercise is a topic close to my heart because it’s what I researched during my PhD. Don’t like to read? watch the video at the bottom! When it comes to low-carb and endurance exercise I believe a lot of people are missing the fundamentals of how a low-carb nutritional approach can benefit endurance athletes. …

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What’s faster; Run or Run-Walk?

The results are in, literally. I’ve completed 2 IAAF certified marathons one in which I used the run-walk method (read about that here) and the other in which I ran start to finish. Official Results; Hawkes Bay Marathon 13th May 2017 = 2:45:52 (Garmin file) Wellington Marathon 18th June 2017 = 2:43:18 (Garmin file) There it is, running a marathon …

Can I Run-Walk a Sub 2:40 Marathon?

The run-walk method is nothing new to running and a lot of it’s notoriety can be credited to legendary running coach Jeff Galloway. However, I struggled to find not only the scientific reasoning behind the run-walk method but also any data on runners going under 3 hours using this method. Personally I have successfully used the run-walk method to run …