Ketogenic Diet for Triathletes Q&A?

Ketogenic Diet for Triathletes Q&A?

July 22, 2019 20 By William Morgan


– We have a theory.
(whooshing)
(gentle music)
Exercises.
(whooshing)
Bam!
(whooshing)
Good morning, Trainiacs.
I’m gonna start out today by apologizing
to your ears for what
happened with the audio
a couple days ago.
That’s kinda the thing
about this daily blogging
is you don’t necessarily
know if everything’s
gonna be perfect, ’cause
you just gotta go.
You gotta turn the camera
on, start shooting,
just hope to hell that it’s set up right.
And obviously, two days
ago we did not know
that it was going to be so
nasty and painful on the ears.
Hopefully you still
found out that snorkels
can be a good thing.
But it seems like at least
enough of you watched it
to get into the Q&A that I asked for
in the comments section.
That was awesome.
We’ve got lots of Q’s to A,
which I’m gonna do later today.
(man yelling off microphone)
(upbeat music)
Coach Pat’s doing something
like a four or 5000 meter set.
– I am not.
– Might come back and swim tonight.
We have a theory.
Tell ya about it in a second.
Those two movements, the
hanging and kettle bell swings
are probably my two favorite workouts?
Not workouts, exercises.
I’m gonna be really good for questions
and answers later today.
So Coach Pat’s theory about
the long swim training
is a little bit different
than what we’ve done
in the two previous marathon
swims that we’ve done.
Before we’ve always
had one big swim a week
that gradually just
gets longer and longer.
And what I think he wants
to try Friday morning,
a Friday night, and a
Saturday morning swim,
and slam that all within
about a 24 to 27 hour window.
Figures that that’ll be a good way
to approach the long swim.
Now personally, I have a little
bit of concern about that
because of something that
cropped up in the last long swim.
Around like 9K, my cheeks
started getting insanely sore.
So I’m thinking more
along the lines of having
quite a few longer swims,
getting up to that 9K plus
to see how my face reacts.
Or if it’s toughened up because
I’ve been blowing bubbles
for another few years.
It’s kind of weird to
say that the hardest part
of a long swim is cheek fatigue.
(active music)
How cool is that?
A dude from a local bike
shop just lived in the area
and set up a little bike stand.
Good on ya, buddy.
(groaning)
There we go.
Bam, that’s better.
Alright, as promised, recently
you put your questions below
and right now I’m going
to answer the most common
triathlon questions that I
get on the channel by you.
Eric Barone asks, “When
you’re going into T1,
“do you already have your
shoes clipped into the pedals?
“What’s the setup to do that?
“How hard is it to get
into shoes while riding?”
99% of the time, yeah,
you should have your shoes
clipped into the pedals, and you do that
just by pressing them in.
If you wanna step it up a
notch, you can take really thin
rubber bands and most
triathlon shoes have a hook
on the back of the heel, like back here.
You take an elastic and
you run it through that,
and then you attach it
up to the down tube.
That’s like the horizontal,
no the seat stick, so
you wrap it around that,
open your shoes nice and wide.
And then whoop.
Oh I’ve got this a few times recently,
and this is by my buddy Pasco Warner.
“My question is how to deal with illness
“during a training program for an event.”
If it’s a head cold and your
body feels okay, keep training.
If it’s a body cold and your
head feels okay, don’t train.
But it kind of just comes
down to how do you feel?
Even if it’s a head cold
and your body feels okay,
if it’s gonna feel like
dirt going out there
and continuing to train,
you don’t need to train.
Kaitlyn B. asks about ketogenic
lifestyle and triathlon.
There’s a lot of merits to
the ketogenic lifestyle.
Teaching your body how to burn
fat as fuel is a good thing
because you’ll be leaner.
It’s a more accessible source of energy.
And the ketogenic
lifestyle, for those of you
that don’t know is like, it
comes from restricting carbs
in your body to a point that
you’re burning a ton of fat.
And you are fat-adaptive,
as opposed to carb-adaptive,
which most tri-athletes
are, because of all the gels
and shoes and bars and brands
and everything that we eat.
What you end up giving up
in the ketogenic lifestyle,
as far as triathlon goes,
is you lose your top-end.
Because it’s not as easily
accessible a source of fuel,
like it’s harder to burn fat
as fuel than it is carbs,
you lose your top end of
speed because it’s not nearly
as like quick access efficient.
A lot of people asking about transition.
I promise you, I’m going
to do more transition work.
It’s just been a frozen wasteland
for the last five months,
so I can’t set up any sort
of transition to do a video.
It’s on my to-do list.
Yuri Van der Weer asks,”How
can I test what my actual race
“pace is for the running
part before the race
“so I don’t start too
fast, or should I just rely
“on how I feel on that specific moment?”
My answer then and my
answer now is train, train,
and train some more.
The more you train, the
better you’re gonna be able
to feel what your body is capable of.
And the closer your
training gets to the race,
the closer your training should get
to how you intend to race.
So they’re kind of like
little mini race simulations
leading up to the race to figure out
what your race pace should feel like.
And if you’re using
things like a power meter
or a heart rate monitor, what
metrics you should be using.
Mike Warren asks, “Totally
off-topic, but what is the Post
“stickers on the back of
your phone and computers?”
Post is my social media consulting.
An ad agency.
That’s where I did the
Skechers review the other day.
Whoa.
I started Post on September 1st of 2016,
so we’re like a start-up.
We have a lot of fun here.
And Triathlon Taren is part
of what our ad agency does.
We keep doing Triathlon Taren
A, because it’s super fun.
B, because I would love
for Triathlon Taren to grow
to the point that we can
do Triathlon Taren-ing
for a living, ’cause it’s the best,
and I love the Trainiacs.
If that’s all that we did all day, whoa.
And lastly, it makes us
better social media marketers
when we’re working with
clients, because there’s a lot
that we gain from learning
all the things that
we need to test for our social ad agency.
We test with Triathlon Taren.
And you know what, I think
I’m gonna end it there.
That’s it, that’s today.
We’re all done, Trainiacs.