Zach Bitter was a participant of the FASTER study (Jeff S. Volek, Daniel J. Freidenreich, Catherine Saenz, Laura J. Kunces, Brent C. Creighton, Jenna M. Bartley, Patrick M. Davitt, Colleen X. Munoz, Jeffrey M. Anderson, Carl M. Maresh, Elaine C. Lee, Mark D. Schuenke, Giselle Aerni, William J. Kraemer, Stephen D. Phinney. Metabolic characteristics of keto-adapted ultra-endurance runners. Metabolism, Volume 65, Issue 3, March 2016, Pages 100-110.) Our BLOG post about Zach in the study (Zach Bitter – Another FASTER participant). Jeff Volek was one of the scientists doing the FASTER study. Endurance Planet interviewed them together in a three part series.
- Pt. 1 – Dr. Jeff Volek and Zach Bitter: Introducing the FASTER Study and Low-Carb Fueling for Athletes
- Pt. 2 – Dr. Jeff Volek and Zach Bitter: Inside the FASTER Study and Low-Carb Fueling for Athletes
- Pt. 3 – Dr. Jeff Volek and Zach Bitter: Practical Implications from the FASTER Study and Low-Carb Fueling for Athletes
Jeff and Zach speculated about how long this could go saying that perhaps 5 hours would have been a better test. Based on Ben’s fat oxidation rate I’m not sure that would have been a good idea. Ben’s fat was dropping in a linear form but his carbohydrate oxidation was speeding up fits to a 2nd order poly.
Here is another interview with Zach about FASTER (Primal Endurance Podcast).