Thanks Scott – very informative, and something new to try.
Thanks Scott – your reply brings to mind that of my climbing partners, one eats regularly and goes forever, one eats nothing (same as me) and also runs out of steam at roughly the same time as me. We’re similar ages, and while I feel that I’m working the least of the three of us, the endurance side of things is another story!
That prompts the following questions:
* What sort of food is best when in zone 2-3 for long periods – high fat or high sugar? If glycogen depletion is the issue, presumably carbohydrates are best?
* How effective are sports drinks (electrolyte/sugar) as fuel?
Guess I’ll have to dig deep and train for longer… damn, a two hour run feels heroic as it is.
Thanks so much for the reply!!
Well, a BIG thanks to those who’ve posted – I’m learning heaps…
There’s a strong suggestion that statins interfere with both the Citric Acid Cycle and the complexes that drive proton pumping – so, mitochondria are essentially damaged and out of the energy equation for those affected. It’s been my experience that virtually any level of exercise in any zone is severely hampered by statins, and recovery from what should be a gentle workout takes many days.
It seems that for those affected, there is no option to exercise at any level while taking statins. I’ve stopped taking them for that reason.
I’ve learned much from this site, and TFTNA. My old training method of run-up-a-big-hill-as-fast-as-posiible, repeat-as-often-as-possible and live of complex carbs while doing so, is being replaced by a smarter, and hopefully more effective, strategy. It is hard to back away from harder training, and the idea of no pain, no gain is difficult to let go, but I’m getting better. The information in this thread helps. Thanks again, everyone!