More Diet Babbling, Travel Diet Kit, and Technique

More Diet Babbling, Travel Diet Kit, and Technique

Yup, it’s official. I’m that guy who can’t stop talking about his diet and all the benefits it brings and how much it has changed my life. Damn. I’m about to start doing it again here as well! Pretty soon I’ll be telling people about the power of positive thought…egad! Today’s insight comes as I […]

Seymour Run and Ketosis and Feast of Fields

Seymour Run and Ketosis and Feast of Fields

So after pretty good results at both the Whistler and Seymour 5 Peaks races I can definitely see the benefits of the Ketogenic diet. I had lots of energy for both races and had no difficulty with recovery whatsoever. In fact, I was ready for another run after my Seymour Race yesterday! Though the week […]

Sodium, Coffee, and the Next Race

Sodium, Coffee, and the Next Race

This blog looks like it may contain a lot of info! But lets see how far we get. I’m not sure where to start, which may soon make sense, so let’s start with sodium. I have talked a little about sodium already, In short, when in Ketosis the body expels extra water and takes sodium […]

An Almost Intentional Experiment

An Almost Intentional Experiment

Transitioning into Ketosis was a process that requires a lot of attention and effort as well as time. This meant be very mindful with every meal and often saying to people, “Sorry, I can’t eat that.” A very perplexing thing for friends who have seen me eat “that” many times! One of the questions I […]

The Whistler Result

The Whistler Result

An interesting thing about experimentation is trying to understand all the different factors at play when trying to determine what the fuck is going on. So today had a lot of factors, but I’ll get to those. The basic experiment here is: Can I perform just as well in Ketosis as I do in Glycolysis. […]

The Whistler Situation

The Whistler Situation

Ok, maybe it;s a bit dramatic to call it a situation, but…it’s raining. Now rain is often a good thing for a race, except for two things in this case: Rain could be snow in the alpine I don’t like wet feet Yup, drives me nuts to have wet feet. I think I’ll cope, but […]

Ready for Whistler?

Ready for Whistler?

So after 4 weeks on the Ketogenic diet, the question is: “Am I ready for Whistler?”. O Saturday I race the 5 Peaks race at Whistler – a 6.6 km with a good amount of climbing and a huge descent to finish. Whistler is actually the first trail race I did last year so this […]

Approaching Keto-Adaptation

Approaching Keto-Adaptation

Every day my brain asks me, “Chris, when the fuck are we going to eat some pasta?” And I say to my brain, “Sorry, brain, we’re not eating pasta for a while.” And my brain replies, “You’re a jerk.” Such is my life at the moment. But in reality #lifeafterpasta isn’t so bad. Because there […]

Firsts and Other Things

Firsts and Other Things

So I am 8 days into low carbs today and have been thinking that this is the longest I have gone without pasta in a very very long time – perhaps my whole life. In fact, I’m pretty sure when I was born the doctor looked at me and said, “Is that a piece of […]

In Ketosis

In Ketosis

Well, I have never been much of a diet person. I eat what I eat and that is that. My diet is generally high carb to fuel an active lifestyle. Of course, fat is also a fuel but only accessible once glycogen stores are all used up. Once you are burning fat instead of glycogen […]