“Leave your ego at home!  That is the best way to avoid the bonk!”

Bonk AftermathWelcome to another “Yeti Bits and Bobs” episode, a periodic short-form style Svelte Yeti Podcast show, where we provide suggestions to common challenges for enthusiasts and athletes living a plant-based lifestyle.  Don’t worry!  We are still doing interviews!  In-between guest line-ups and commentary between co-host Liz Garrett and myself, Yeti Bits and Bobs will provide informative insights on topics you have identified as important.

Today I talk about the runners bonk!  Avoiding “the bonk” on a long distance run day requires planning.  Long distance running stresses our body by depleting glycogen and forcing the conversion of fat to immediate energy.  Anytime you start walking this fine edge, your body pushes back.  That is the definition of runners bonk, not to be confused with “hitting the wall,” a much more dramatic physiologic response to exertion on an empty tank.

I suggest ways to avoid runners bonk, what to do if you experience a bonk, and how to best prepare for a long slow distance run day.


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SYP Episode #029 – Yeti Bits and Bobs – Avoiding The Bonk was last modified: May 23rd, 2017 by Jerod Killick

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