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Diet is over, but I thought I'd keep tracking things for a bit longer. After a 21km run and lugging back a ton of food from the market, the thingy is now giving me a calorie target of 4,148kcal, with 2,632 remaining after lunch. Not sure how I feel about this challenge.

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Fuck yeah hot buttered toast and strong Cheddar from the farmers' market

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Calorie goal for the week is reached, weight is at the original target... I'm calling it, this diet is OVER!

Reminder that plants never sit still. All plants everywhere are always jostling about like this.

Got a new date for my postponed wisdom tooth extraction, 21 December. So I guess Christmas Dinner is going to be pureed this year.

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Feel better today. Calories were OK yesterday. Had a longer run and having salmon for dinner so should be OK today too. Garmin 7-day summary is looking good mostly due to the timings lining up.

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Really want this diet over with so I'm aiming to lose the last 2 pounds with a 1000kcal daily deficit this week. Just need to hold out till end of Friday but... so...hungry...

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2/2
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
scienceofultra.com/podcasts/13

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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 estimates
scienceofultra.com/podcasts/11
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.
scienceofultra.com/podcasts/5

Science Fiction => Science Fact
A multiplanet system of super-Earths orbiting the brightest red dwarf star GJ 887:
science.sciencemag.org/content
Via Alastair Reynolds:
approachingpavonis.blogspot.co
It's 3.3 parsecs, right next door!

Shorpy: Maud Wagner, circus performer and tattooist, 1907
shorpy.com/node/25718
Wondering if the lion/woman is a reference to the Strength Pamela Smith tarot card

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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
scienceofultra.com/podcasts/6
scienceofultra.com/podcasts/7
scienceofultra.com/podcasts/20
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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
1/2

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.

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Rate of weight loss has slowed from 2lbs to 1lb per week, which was the official target anyway. Just 2lbs more and I'd be back where I was in late 2019. That's heavier than I thought though as those scales were underreading.

ACOUP has an interesting bit on masculinity in the LoTR books and movies:
acoup.blog/2020/06/25/fireside
"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."

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.
scienceofultra.com/podcasts/2

Diet 

Missed my calorie target for the first time yesterday, though still slightly in deficit. Annoyingly confirmed that scale was reading a few pounds too low, was expecting to be done by end of this week but will have to keep going.

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