Today, we have a world an American ultramarathon record holder, who is also an ultra-low carb athlete…Zach Bitter!!
Zach is an endurance athlete and coach. He is driven to find his limitations in a variety of environments and he loves to help others find theirs. He enjoys the trials and planning process of the journey as much as the result.
In this episode, we discuss his diet (and why low carb), training methods, the mindset it takes to crush these endurance events and more!
If you want some tips for ultramarathons or just a few ideas you could add to your next long Sparta Race, make sure you listen to this episode.
Zach has a very interesting view on nutrition he calls “Metabolic Flexibility” and I think it is a genius way to approach his type of training, and even other training methods that have a season, or ramp up/down period.
A few of his achievements:
- 2016: Javelina Jundred — 100 Mile — 13:30:28 (Course Record) — 1st
- 2015: Desert Solstice Track Meet — 100 Mile — 11:40:55 (American Record)
- 2014: IAU 100k World Championships, Doha, Qatar — 100 Km — 6:48:53 — 6th — (Team Gold)
- 2014: South Carolina 24 Hour Track Meet — 200 Km — 16:23:33 (200 Km American Track Record)
- 2013: Desert Solstice Track Meet 2013 — 12 Hour — 101.7 Miles (World Record)
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This Week’s Better Human Bullets
- Fitness Challenge – Focus on mobility work this week
- Mental Toughness Challenge – try something new or different. focus on your biggest weakness
- Book Recommendation – Once a Runner
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