△G: Using the Oxford Ketone Ester deltaG for my running

Catalina Rodriguez

We have all been there; Being on a run and “hitting the wall”. Hitting the wall refers to the rapid onset of muscle fatigue and the sensation of having no energy. People experience this feeling when performing endurance activities as a result of their muscle and liver glycogen stores becoming depleted.    As someone who runs up to three hours at a time, I try to avoid hitting the wall at all costs. From big spaghetti dinners to bringing honey packets on runs, all runners have their own ways of ensuring their glycogen stores do not deplete while hitting the...

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△G: Using deltaG for Endurance Swimming

Catalina Rodriguez

Swimming is fun. As a little kid it was all I wanted to do. Pool, Ocean, Lake – It didn’t matter to me.  At age 27, this sentiment remains unchanged. Swimming is still one of my favorite activities. With that being said, the type of swimming I enjoy has changed. Today I find myself immersed in the world of endurance swimming.  Swimming is one of the three legs of a triathlon and with my Half-Iron Man approaching rapidly, I am finding myself in the water more than ever. This won’t be my foray into endurance swimming however. I have competed...

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△G: An Integral Part of my Cycling Training

Catalina Rodriguez

My upcoming Half-Ironman is now only a few weeks away. For the 56-mile bike portion of the race, I am aiming to go sub-three hours. This will require me to sustain a pace of 19 MPH throughout the three hours.  Training to meet this goal is requiring me to push myself on the bike like never before. I find myself biking at least four times a week. I do my shorter, higher intensity rides on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday while the weekend is reserved for my longer, low and slow ride.  On top of training for the running and swimming...

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My First Half Ironman: Introduction

Catalina Rodriguez

In August I will be racing my first Half Ironman. This endurance event is comprised of a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bike, and a 13.1 mile run.  I could not be more excited to test my mettle in this fashion. This endeavor will be a culmination of a lot of hard work and dedication. Although I am a former division 1 runner and have competed in numerous triathlons over the past few years, this is by far my most daunting physical undertaking.  The race is a few weeks away and my training is becoming more and more grueling...

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Race car driving: It’s not just the car... Elite mental and physical performance are demanded of the driver, too

Catalina Rodriguez 1 comment

  The sport of car racing, in all forms, demonstrates an athlete operating at peak performance.  The extreme speeds in which drivers navigate various twists and turns for hours on end in their pursuit of victory leaves little room for error.  It is not just the cars that are high-performance machines. The drivers themselves must also perform at elite levels if they wish to etch their names in the sport’s history. Challenging Conditions To an uninformed viewer, the drivers may seem like an afterthought. “The car is doing all the work”.  People with this outlook clearly do not understand the...

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Ketone Supplements: Salts vs. Esters

Donna Mackenzie 2 comments

If you have been on a keto diet to lose weight or used ketosis to improve endurance performance, maintain weight or to enhance brain function, you’ve probably wondered whether you should use a supplement to achieve a state of ketosis.  You’ve also probably been confused about the conflicting information you’ve found online.  If you search keto or ketosis, you will get pages of advertisements for keto salts.  You can create a state of ketosis on your own by eating a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet.  But if you’ve tried this diet, you know how hard it is to get into ketosis and...

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