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How Elite Athletes Eat
« on: February 09, 2016, 10:01:48 pm »
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Re: How Elite Athletes Eat
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2016, 10:04:12 pm »
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Re: How Elite Athletes Eat
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2017, 11:39:05 am »
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Since I am half kenyan, I recognise some of those foods: mandazi - nice sweet doughy thing I eat in the morning sometimes on sundays. We eat this with bharazi - has some type of peas (gungo peas i think).

This is the kenyan's equivalent food to that of jamaica's, they have yam, we have casawa. kenyan's have more range of high super carb foods. Especially the thing that looks like mash but it's not it's flour.

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Re: How Elite Athletes Eat
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2017, 09:13:17 pm »
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Since I am half kenyan, I recognise some of those foods: mandazi - nice sweet doughy thing I eat in the morning sometimes on sundays. We eat this with bharazi - has some type of peas (gungo peas i think).

This is the kenyan's equivalent food to that of jamaica's, they have yam, we have casawa. kenyan's have more range of high super carb foods. Especially the thing that looks like mash but it's not it's flour.

Nice! Thanks for the info! It's nuts that the only thing I actually understand on there is "yam". Never had any of the other stuff.

I'm very interested in how Kenyans (in Kenya) eat for their training, for a few reasons:
1) They put in crazy mileage per week (120+ miles) with 2 sessions per day usually
2) They have to know what they are doing, to avoid cramping, feel great, train properly, etc
3) I feel like my "structure/physique" is more similar to there's, so what they do kind of resonates more with me
4) They aren't "invaded" by fast food & processed foods etc (I imagine), so their diet seems more traditional, and with a running culture, this has to have been passed down for many generations, so I imagine it's very efficient/effective for them

One thing i'm going to look more into, is this tea with massive amounts of sugar & some milk thing .. ie what kind of sugar, how much, etc. I recall someone explaining it, maybe even that article, but just going to look into it more. I feel like the "high sugar" diet makes me feel amazing for running/sprinting etc, so tea+small amount of milk+lots of sugar in one drink might be a nice kick .. I drink tea, milk, and get sugar from lots of other sources, just not in the same drink.

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Re: How Elite Athletes Eat
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2017, 09:29:12 pm »
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Some possibly interesting info about Kipchoge, the stuff about cramping & stomach issues:



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running_analysisNUTRITION OF ELIUD KIPCHOGE BEFORE A MARATHON - TIPS
" The day before the marathon, he will focus on taking on carbohydrates and will avoid eating meat to prevent stomach issues – “I like to eat rice, spaghetti or ugali the day before a marathon” Ugali is a maize / cornmeal based staple which is high in carbohydrate and a popular dish in Kenya – perhaps one of the small but many reasons that the nation excels so much in endurance running."
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"The night before a marathon, Eliud will drink a bottle of Etixx Energy Load in order to top up his glycogen stores before he goes to sleep, ensuring he has sufficient energy available in the morning. “I only have a light breakfast on the morning of a race, just some tea and plain bread, as I can’t take a lot of food on. I will drink another bottle of Energy Load around 3 hours before the start of the race, no later – as I don’t want to be stopping for a toilet break whilst I’m running!”"
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"Eliud believes that rest and recovery is just as important as putting in hard training sessions, “after a hard training run or a marathon race, – I will have a Recovery Shake within 30 mins after, then I will relax and perhaps also eat a Recovery bar an hour later.”"



This is exactly the stuff I need to figure out.. I mean, in a race setting, cramping is such a bummer, because it prevents me from pushing myself to the limit & trying to keep up with these faster people. I just really need to figure it out better. Last year during my 5k PR spree, I cramped in like 2 out of 6 races (I think). Still too much.. because I ALWAYS worry about it. I'd rather figure all of this out, and not worry at all.

Working on it..

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Re: How Elite Athletes Eat
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2017, 05:44:42 am »
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Ugali the main diet of a kenyan runner (in my house we call it seema). They do love their tea sweet lol.

https://runnersconnect.net/diet-of-kenyan-runners/

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I took naps in the afternoon. I drank water, which I never used to do: I used to drink tea. I would have six or seven cups a day, taken with three or four lumps of sugar. Water didn’t taste good to me. I was like, “Who drinks this stuff? Tea is way better”. On race days, I might have a few sips. That was my limit. I was so used to not drinking water that I never really noticed it.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/athletics/10361777/Mo-Farah-moving-into-a-house-full-of-Kenyan-runners-changed-my-whole-attitude-to-training-and-racing.html
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Re: How Elite Athletes Eat
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2017, 11:16:04 am »
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Ughali and sukmwiki is dope but my fave is githeri. For someone who grew up in the hills of Kenya, im prob the most unfit person i know. I wish i got the lung adaptations others get from environment exposture for superior aerobic performance. Im such a disgrace to the race ha ha
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Re: How Elite Athletes Eat
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2017, 01:28:19 pm »
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Ughali and sukmwiki is dope but my fave is githeri. For someone who grew up in the hills of Kenya, im prob the most unfit person i know. I wish i got the lung adaptations others get from environment exposture for superior aerobic performance. Im such a disgrace to the race ha ha

yeah but, those adaptations disappear over time as you stay exposed to altitudes more towards sea level.. soo.

use it (in this case, go back to high altitude) or lose it!

i've never seen ughali .. and I hear it's hard to make properly.

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Re: How Elite Athletes Eat
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2017, 04:37:20 pm »
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Ughali and sukmwiki is dope but my fave is githeri. For someone who grew up in the hills of Kenya, im prob the most unfit person i know. I wish i got the lung adaptations others get from environment exposture for superior aerobic performance. Im such a disgrace to the race ha ha

yeah but, those adaptations disappear over time as you stay exposed to altitudes more towards sea level.. soo.

use it (in this case, go back to high altitude) or lose it!

i've never seen ughali .. and I hear it's hard to make properly.

pc!

It isn't hard to make. It takes a bit of time, a lot of stirring until it thickens. But it's easy. Ughali is corn flower.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lFw4nHxyqQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lFw4nHxyqQ</a>
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So, verily, with every difficulty, there is relief.
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�Strength comes from the legs, Power comes from the torso and Speed comes from the arm.� � Al Vermeil

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Re: How Elite Athletes Eat
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2017, 04:45:24 pm »
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Ughali and sukmwiki is dope but my fave is githeri. For someone who grew up in the hills of Kenya, im prob the most unfit person i know. I wish i got the lung adaptations others get from environment exposture for superior aerobic performance. Im such a disgrace to the race ha ha

yeah but, those adaptations disappear over time as you stay exposed to altitudes more towards sea level.. soo.

use it (in this case, go back to high altitude) or lose it!

i've never seen ughali .. and I hear it's hard to make properly.

pc!

It isn't hard to make. It takes a bit of time, a lot of stirring until it thickens. But it's easy. Ughali is corn flower.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lFw4nHxyqQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lFw4nHxyqQ</a>

thanks!

damn there's no way I can make that. I'm really weird with cooking, stuff like that I always screw up. ie, I can't make brown rice. Have never been able to get it right, comes out disgusting.

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Re: How Elite Athletes Eat
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2017, 04:58:32 pm »
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What about cassava. Which is like yam. you can eat it raw....if you want or make chips out of it sliced or strips.
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Re: How Elite Athletes Eat
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2017, 09:53:47 am »
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What about cassava. Which is like yam. you can eat it raw....if you want or make chips out of it sliced or strips.

hmm I think i've seen those before.. I'll have to pick one up.

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Re: How Elite Athletes Eat
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2017, 09:58:12 am »
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Olympic marathon champion Kipchoge has never changed anything in his diet since he started running despite having enough money to eat what he wants to.

“I continued with my usual diet during my career. I have stuck with traditional food –ugali, traditional vegetables and milk –for long. This is what I was weaned with and I still believe it has helped me remain consistent in athletics.

“I strongly believe that courage, mental and physical strength helps in athletics,” said Kipchoge.

Kipchoge seems like the prototype, for consistency across the board. Everything this guy does, is just simple & repetitive, day in day out, for years. That's what I gather from all of the reading i've done about him.

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Re: How Elite Athletes Eat
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