Fuck yeah hot buttered toast and strong Cheddar from the farmers' market
Good to do some runs fasted, but others fed so you adapt to both fat and carbs
Becoming purely fat-adapted is bad idea as it reduces your ability to use carbs
Glucose/fructose mix is absorbed faster than sucrose
Maltodextrin is basically glucose if you didn't already know
More notes from Science of Ultra podcasts 1/2
No need to take protein immediately after exercise, but good to have at every meal or through day as not stored
Reckons runners need 1.8g/kg protein, very high compared to regular folks 0.8 and some other #running estimates
Jack Daniels reckons long runs should be no more than 2.5 hours, but for ultras Ian Sharman reckons up to 5. After that benefits psychological not physical.
Science Fiction => Science Fact
A multiplanet system of super-Earths orbiting the brightest red dwarf star GJ 887:
Via Alastair Reynolds:
It's 3.3 parsecs, right next door!
Shorpy: Maud Wagner, circus performer and tattooist, 1907
Wondering if the lion/woman is a reference to the Strength Pamela Smith tarot card
You do need salt/electrolytes on a long ultra but are best off getting it from normal food
The urine colour / hydration research was meant to apply to the stream colour first thing in the morning
Listened to a few more "science of ultra" podcasts, things I've gathered:
Persistence hunts are about 30km of mixed running and walking, not much like marathons or ultra
Detraining/getting back has about a 1:1 ratio, so if you do no running for a month, another month gets you back where you were
A small amount of exercise does maintain fitness, long tapers are fine
There's no real evidence that lack of sodium/salt causes cramps
Took my phone on my long run in Richmond Park for once, here's some deer. 25km, very slow but Galloway says your long runs can never be too slow. #running
ACOUP has an interesting bit on masculinity in the LoTR books and movies:
"Tolkien gives us a masculinity from not even a century ago where men could be effusive, could safely ‘love’ their friends, could express grief and joy and not need to couch that in ribbing humor."
How to turn your trousers into a flotation device:
Listened to this impressively sciency podcast and they reckon drinking to thirst and not taking salt supplements is fine for ultra-running. They actually had scales at rest stops for a 100miler but took them away because runners hydrated worse when they could see the numbers.
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