Fueling For Long Skimo Races

USSMA Team physician Dr Jason Lippman talks about fueling for long skimo races or long adventures in the mountains. Dr Lippman does want to acknowledge that some athletes are highly fat adapted and require less carb input at aerobic levels but the average athlete will do well focusing mainly on carbs DURING an event.

Obviously getting in whole foods that mix in fats and protein has benefits but your body needs to be trained to absorb them well – just as it needs to be trained to absorb 60+ grams of carbs an hour (particularly in hotter weather).

We can get into the nitty gritty of glucose vs fructose absorption and other topics you’ve probably heard about in a future video!