My fastest marathon didn’t coincide with the typical training story of having the most logged miles and vigorous training leading up to race day. Heading into the Mountains 2 Beach marathon, I had been averaging about 20 miles per week, but had sufficient cross training to feel comfortable with my aerobic capacity to be able to run the marathon. My marathon race strategy seemed a little unconventional – to pace myself for the first half according to the highest pace at which I could maintain nasal breathing.
Finally, I take HVMN ketone esters as a direct source of ketones that I can take while also consuming carbs. A typical keto diet is so strict on restricting carbs because carbs trigger an insulin release, which stops fat burning. Then begins the carb cravings, sugar addiction/crashes, and, over the long term, insulin resistance. So a typical keto diet, as originally prescribed as a medical treatment, has people consuming next to no carbohydrates to force the body into ketosis.