In this exclusive interview with Impossible HQ Founder Joel Runyon, we discuss the intricacies of the Paleo Diet and how runners can adapt it to fit their fueling needs.
Joel is a multiple ultramarathoner, having also completed the fabled Comrades Marathon – a 56.1 mile trek through grueling terrain in South Africa.
During this interview, I ask Joel the tough questions about low-carb diets. A few highlights from our conversation:
- What is the difference between Atkins, low-carb, and the Paleo Diet? (and why should runners care?)
- Should runners who eat low-carb also eat low-carb on race day or during a long run?
- How can you deal with the Paleo diet’s high amount of fiber, fat, and protein as a runner?
- What should the “transition period” look like if someone switches to eating Paleo?
Joel previously founded Ultimate Paleo Guide, the #1 resource on the Paleo Diet on the web.
Just click the play button below to start the interview: