This email is coming to you from Frisco CO, where we’ll be hanging out until the Leadville marathon (June 19th). Frisco is at 9000 feet, and a beautiful place to hangout, ride mountain bikes, and trail run (among many other things).
Here’s what I found fun, interesting, or noteworthy this week…
What I’m reading and really enjoying –
Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey (audiobook)
This book is a very rare combination of entertainment and getting to learn from someone who’s reached immense success.
Matthew McConaughey has lived an incredibly interesting life, with some very deep perspectives.
Must do the audiobook!
This Week in Van Life –
Moab, Cortez and all the mountain biking and trail running we could muster!
If you like these… please comment as it helps tell YouTube that we are interesting. 🙂
Thought that I’m pondering –
Fuel vs Health (when eating carbs)… yes there is a difference.
And running this marathon has reminded me of the difference (big time).
Here’s the scenario – if you eat too healthy while training a lot (I’ll explain healthy in a sec), then you’ll end up feeling like you have low energy during your training.
First… training a lot means training 5+ days a week, and already being at your desired body fat level before implementing the Fuel strategy.
Second… healthy eating involves eating foods that are high quality (organic, grass fed, etc.) and slow digesting (low glycemic, high fiber).
When you’re eating too many healthy carbs (this is mostly about carbs), that are slow digesting, loaded with nutrients, and high in fiber, they can leave you feeling less than explosive during a lot of exercise/training (but keep blood sugar low, and burn body fat like crazy).
So, once you’ve met your weight/body fat goals, you should test adding higher glycemic carbs to your diet to see if you get supercharged energy levels. Try adding more fruits and rice to your diet everyday. And even add those sugary drinks to your training sessions (like Skratch and Tailwind).
I personally realized that I was eating too healthy for all of the training that I’ve doing, and simply adding a bunch of rice to my diet has drastically increased my energy levels when training. And if I eat too healthy (like squash for carbs) the night before a morning training session, I’ll be dragging like crazy during training.
If you have any questions about this let me know. It can severely back fire on you if you aren’t training enough, or you’re timing is off (which we haven’t discussed here).
Alright, that’s what I have for you this week. If you need anything at all, please reach out!