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Paleo Summit Hack-a-thon: Amy Kubal, 2/29

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 29, 2012 at 2:20 AM

What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post)

Who: Amy Kubal, RD ??? Registered and Licensed Dietitian

Topic: Paleo for Endurance Athletes. Can endurance athletes perform optimally while on a paleo diet? Amy Kubal ??? who placed first in a marathon while eating Paleo ??? shares the pre-, post-, and during-event paleo nutrition tips she recommends to her clients.

What did you think of Amy's presentation?

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on July 31, 2012
at 02:01 PM

Aw, crap. I had a suspicion that it would be a "soft" time, like just over 3 hours or something. But 3:58??? Not only that, she actually has speed she is not tapping into - a 1:37 half marathon implies she could easily go 3:25 in the full so that 3:58 could have been a crash & burn or just a bad race. I honestly can't read anything into it other than what the numbers say, but it is a little misleading to speak of your paleo-marathon expertise while leading with the statement that you won a race with a performance that would normally place about 3200nd out of 17,000 women at New York.

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on March 01, 2012
at 12:41 AM

What? Pizza and Coke aren't "Safe Starches"? :(

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on February 29, 2012
at 02:45 AM

Thanks Nance, much appreciated!

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on February 29, 2012
at 02:24 AM

Beth, you deserve much thanks and praise--you did a good thing with these questions. I admit I wasn't sure at first but the discussions here are like breaks at conferences where everyone shares reactions. THANKS!

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A3c56c85290f748410a6f340ddd552b3

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on July 31, 2012
at 02:01 PM

Aw, crap. I had a suspicion that it would be a "soft" time, like just over 3 hours or something. But 3:58??? Not only that, she actually has speed she is not tapping into - a 1:37 half marathon implies she could easily go 3:25 in the full so that 3:58 could have been a crash & burn or just a bad race. I honestly can't read anything into it other than what the numbers say, but it is a little misleading to speak of your paleo-marathon expertise while leading with the statement that you won a race with a performance that would normally place about 3200nd out of 17,000 women at New York.

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on March 01, 2012
at 04:23 AM

If you ride a bike or run a lot this is a good talk to listen to. Some good tips on things to eat during a workout.

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on February 29, 2012
at 11:17 PM

I listened to Amy's presentation because of past endurance activities. I totally agreed with her statement that you don't HAVE to have a formal feast for pre- and/or post-feeding. A gradual buildup always worked fine for me and we didn't have all the high-tech drinks and foods available anyhow. In eight hours of hard endurance bicycling I'd drink a pint or 2 of water and a couple handfuls of trail mix. My before and after meals were just my regular ones are their normal times.

I was surprised when she emphasized starches for the feeding she does recommend, since with complete glycogen depletion fruit can in fact be helpful. Bach when, I had a tendency to use pizza and coke as much as healthy starches/fruits but I somehow thought she'd talk about a mix rather than just starch. She did mention fruit a little later.

Anyhow, she did a great job but I didn't of course pick up any deep insights for my current situation.

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on March 01, 2012
at 12:41 AM

What? Pizza and Coke aren't "Safe Starches"? :(

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