This post is long overdue and has just been written on a long haul flight to the US. It needs mention of Babybel cheeses and hydration but other than that, I think it should be helpful to type 1 diabetics wondering how to approach long runs. Bulletpoint: condition yourself to do more with less.
There is a fascinating discussion finally taking place around what we – ‘we’, as in ‘everyone in the developed world’ – treat as nutrition. Having just watched That Sugar Film I think there is a chicken or the egg discussion to be had around whether that film started the wave or has jumped on the crest. One thing is sure, though, a number of lifestyle writers and blog-based journalists have been inspired by its content, even if they are now writing without acknowledging it as a source.
So, to my point: race nutrition for type 1 diabetic ultramarathon runners.
Niche huh? And what the f&%# does that have to do with the unfolding mainstream discussion around calorie sources as a contributor to health problems, rather than the chronically simplified discussion around calories in, and calories out? Read the rest of this entry »