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Comment by Watzzupsport on November 3, 2014 at 8:27am

 Science says you need salt indeed a notable fruitarian athlete Michael Arnstein uses salt capsules, your personal lifestyle, environment and performance would be an indicator of the correct salt content in your diet as opposed to what somebody else believes you need.

I personally use a small amount of rock salt for taste and I do not suffer from any salt deficiency in my sport performance, not that I am a endurance athlete nor do I agree with marathon and Ironman event being a healthy way to get the movement component into a balanced lifestyle.

The last trail race I just finished was 18k and undertaken in single figure temperatures, high winds and rain so water and our energy bars was enough to get me through.

Part of the trail ran across the tops of cliffs that dropped off into the Tasman sea 

It was a very technical uphill downhill race with mossy rocks and slippery tree roots to negotiate

  As I said in a previous post the conditions were as such that we had to wear the Merrell trail gloves as the conditions were far to wet for the sandal or barefoot we normally opt for.

 My partner and I just ran together in this run not in a competitive mode just to enjoy the event and the adventure of being in the beautiful countryside that it is.

 We did the 18k on 1 ltr of coconut water and a few of our energy slices. The camping aspect meant we had to improvise on our normal routines and cooked up some spuds and beans but I am not in the camp of the 100% raw dogma and never have been.

I look forward to seeing other adventures being posted by the members of this group.

Comment by Watzzupsport on October 28, 2014 at 8:54am
Hey Stephen great to hear of your success. We are on route back from an 18 k trail run on one of the toughest trail runs I have been on. We are on the east coast of Tasmainia in some of the most rugged country there is, but at the same time absolutely gorgeous. We ran it just fuelled with our energy bar that we make and coconut water. We were not worried about times or positions we stopped at every place we could to take a photo and admire the view of the rugged Tasman sea and cliff lines. The trail was that close to the edge of the cliff top a stumble 1 meter to the left would have seen you fall 400 mtrs into the ocean. We had to run in our merrell trail shoes as it was so wet the running sandals we would normally wear we're not up to the task. I will post some photos of the track when we get back
Comment by Watzzupsport on October 5, 2014 at 9:53am

Hey Stephen  yeh you have to try and see what works thats the secret behind taking control of your health and vitality. We make up our own energy bars and do well on it. 

I think you have to be to take feedback your body is giving you then moderate and refine your approach to what works for you. 

Look forward to reading about your progress and race results we are testing out a new minimalist footwear called bearpadz we started following as a Kickstarter campaign.

We run a 5k park run event so we took a video of the race which is in my home town of Brisbane.


Comment by Watzzupsport on June 4, 2014 at 8:11pm

Markus I do not even bother to read stuff like that, you hear all types of crap getting peddled out and you can spend useless amount of time getting into debates.

I am not raw 2 four, 8.1.1. frutarian, or breatharian.

I am a competitive age group athlete who runs on fruit, nuts, seeds on a low fat seasonally adjusted regime that includes balanced greens and veg.

At 57 I am in the 80 percentile of world age times for my 5k, am able to paddle a kayak around an 80k perimeter island, ride my bike instead of the car for the shopping

and will continue to do so as long as I am able to and I am fairly sure High fat diets will not be on my pantry list for a long time.

Comment by Markus Forest on June 4, 2014 at 7:42pm
Comment by Watzzupsport on May 22, 2014 at 9:15am

Heading off this weekend to do the Warwick pentath run  a 5 race program over 2 days that equals a marathon distance.

Here in Oz the winter is setting in and the event is in the west and cold for a coastal critter like me.

No new stuff, good ole datorade and coconut water as fuel for the 1/2 marathon, plenty of fruit for the recovery, for me oranges and mandarins work well.

Having some good results in the x-Country series, but they changed the age groups to every 10 years so I am having to run against 50 year old's as opposed to a 55 to 60 group makes a lot of difference when you are nudging up against the 60 year old end.

Missed out on dipping under 21 mins for 5k by 3 seconds in the Park Run series but still got the rest of the season to get to my goal of sub 20 for the 5k.

Comment by Watzzupsport on April 1, 2014 at 12:30pm

Hey Jase

Welcome to the crew.

All the northern hemisphere athletes are gearing up for the summer, whilst here down under we got under way with our first Xcountry trail run series which is a "winter" series for us. ow.ly/v79AT

Just back from annual blood check up, the comment from the the doctor was your results are not good but excellent.

So I continue to annoy all the naysayers and thrive on a raw plant based diet, and still manage to place in my events running  barefoot.   

Comment by Watzzupsport on January 23, 2014 at 4:05pm

Look forward to reading how you go, we mentioned the power house punch dates are and mindfulness in the last podcast A quick powerhouse packed in a tiny portable package  

Regards Russell 

Comment by Watzzupsport on January 23, 2014 at 9:37am

Hey Stephen,

I forgot to link to a study that has been mentioned here before eat the banana peel

Regards Russell

Comment by Watzzupsport on January 23, 2014 at 9:31am

Hey Stephen,

Good advice from Jelle

One of the other elements to consider is where you are coming from in your dietary regime.

If your overall ability to digest and absorb the nutrition from your selected food groups is of a good standard; you are okay with adding the more fruit based carbohydrate intake without the unpleasant and performance detracting transition process.

 Of the things I believe to make an immediate and positive impact on a an athletic performance is to get rid of dairy and gluten /  grains.

 This is something you can do without changing up to much of your established routines, and one you can moderate according to your tastes and lifestyle

The bigger problem for you would be nutrition on the day, most of the standard fuel for endurance events are packet gells.

 Depending on your mindset you have for your observance of a plant fueled diet, you could try substituting Gells for a datorade and coconut water type of soluble intake.

 Ironman is a big commitment and is a beast that you have to treat with respect, you need your trolly to be pushing on all four wheels if you are going to have a good day.

 You would have committed many months of training to enable you to get to the start line in a reasonable condition, to derail your efforts so close to the event is not something that encourages a long term commitment to an 80/10/10 lifestyle.

I think your Mindfulness in your statement  " my decision is that this is a long term project " will serve you well in your juxtaposition  of nutritional sources and immediate athletic goals.

Regards Russell


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