Archive for the 'Keto' Category

Great. As if Ketogenatics Weren’t Insufferable Enough

Sunday, September 13th, 2020

Keto restrains aging-induced exacerbation of COVID-19 (maybe) in mice (not humans). They took a look at how ketogenesis protects mice from cytokines inflammation in a coronavirus that works similarly to SARS-CoV-2. Completely wrong statement you can now start posting on Facebook: If you’re on a ketogenic diet, you’re immune to COVID-19. No running at all […]

It’s Time to be Honest With Ourselves

Sunday, June 28th, 2020

Lack of a goal to work towards (i.e. official races) screws me up. I need that structure, I need a goal. I’m not training for anything right now, and “just because” isn’t enough to motivate me. I’m doing 7-9 miles per run, 20+ miles per week, but there’s a lot of Pokemon Going during that […]

So What Have We Learned This Year?

Sunday, December 29th, 2019

Things we have learned: Running on keto is possible. A performance hit is there, but it’s not that terrible the better fat-adapted I am. I wasn’t (at Iron Horse) as fat adapted as I thought I was. Performing on keto is a whole different ballgame from just being on keto. Whether I can get back […]

Yes, I’ve Read the Art and Science of Low Carb Performance

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

I just started a new job, but I never say no to meeting recruiters because free coffee. I met up with a new recruiter and the subject got on keto and performance. He apparently is not only also a keto believer, but his sport of choice is stair climbing. Seriously, there are competitions where people […]

Captain Jack’s 12K Treasure Run Report

Sunday, October 27th, 2019

Hey, I came in third in my age group again. 1:11:45, 9:37 pace! On keto! This was a combined 5, 10, and 12K race. Holy crap, it was cold out there. So freakin’ cold. 39 Fahrenheit at the start. I took running pants with me in the car, but felt confident it would warm up, […]

Iron Horse Half Marathon Report

Sunday, August 25th, 2019

So. First half marathon under keto. Went ok, but not good. Two out of three standard goals were met: 1) Don’t die 2) Finish 3) Don’t walk. At around mile 7, I stopped for about a minute to take down a decayed Pokemon Gym. Again at mile 10 water station, I had to walk for […]

Final Training Week Before Iron Horse

Saturday, August 24th, 2019

Twenty miles this week, with the longest being 8 miles. Yes, I know this is rushed. Yes, I know I’m violating the 10% rule (don’t run longer, reps, or time more than 10% than what you did last time). Yes, I know this is bad especially considering an injury. Yes, I know 8 miles is […]

Well, Shit

Friday, August 16th, 2019

The Orca Half is sold out. It was going to be my fourth half of the year and third with Orca Running. The only other half they have this year is Poulsboro Half, and that’s the weekend we’re in College Station, Texas for A&M vs. Alabama. I love running, but not at the expense of […]

Gently Back to Running

Sunday, August 4th, 2019

I’ve started running again, gently coming back for two reasons – the butt muscle issues, keto, and social commitments (ie, happy hours and parties left and right). The last two weeks were pretty much the same. Two nights of running per week, just shy of 8 miles the first week, then almost 11.5 the second. […]

I Pulled an Ass Muscle

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

About ten days ago, I was on the incline squat machine when I felt a sharp, sharp pain deep in my left butt. I had to immediately stop and basically limped out. My left butt and hip hurt with each step. The next day, on what was supposed to be my last physical therapy day […]