Zach Bitter: Overcoming Obstacles in Ultra, Sports Nutrition for a LCHF Ultrarunner, How to Recover After Going Long and More
August 24, 2014
Recently Zach Bitter set out to break the 100-Mile World Record during Six Days in the Dome, but his stomach had other plans. Zach faced nutritional woes but still completed his 100 miles in 12:08, not enough to break the 11:28 record. In this show we’ll hear that story and how he coped.
Plus more including:
–Zach’s previous appearance on the podcast
-The track Zach raced on in a dome in Alaska, and other racing going on
-Race recap including the saga of the bathroom stops
-Was it something he ate?!
-Zach’s planned race nutrition using banana chips in coconut oil as he has before, and how that changed
-Fueling with Mountain Dew, Swedish Fish and/or Vespa
-Thoughts on using sugary fuels as an LCHF athlete and how that affects his performance, fat adaptation, health, etc
-Living life to the fullest now, even if it means knocking years off life down the road
-A smart approach to recovery from ultras – including muscles, intensity during recovery, and healing the endocrine system
–Mention of Tom Sperduto 100 miles Later Portraits
What’s next for Zach:
-World 100k Championships taking place in November
-Desert Solstice 100 Miler in December
-Update and insider info on “Faster Study” with Dr. Volek and Dr. Phinney, looking at high fat vs high carb endurance athletes
-Read Zach’s race report.