If all it took to run better was training our body to use fat for fuel, the ALL the pros would be doing it. BUT we know from Shalane's infamous Run Fast, Eat Slow cookbook that homegirl lovesss her some carbs.
So what gives?
In reality, fat adapted (aka low carb) training to force the body to use fat for fuel is unnecessary. It is possible to train the body to use a combo of fat and carbs for fuel WHILE eating a diet containing carbs.
AND studies show unequivocal performance benefits to carb-eating runners versus their low carb counterparts.
Instead of fat adapting to improve performance, focus on:
-adding rest/easy days to your schedule
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