Sorry that this came so late - busy week at work.
First off, it was a sub-zero degree farenheit 5k, and that definitely was a factor in this.
I met my goal of sub 22 minutes - 21:53, which was good for 3rd among 71 in my age group and a top 100 finish overall.
I was feeling a bit under the weather on Friday, so I ate three meals - all keto. I was 14 hours fasted before the race, and I mixed the EK with 12 ounces of water, drinking it 30 minutes before the start of the race.
The good was that I didn’t have the uncomfortable feeling of water sloshing in my stomach that I’ve had in earlier experiments. I really did not notice any increase of energy, but it’s been 2 months since my last 5k, and it was below zero degrees, and I was feeling a bit under the weather. I also didn’t feel LOW in energy, so maybe that was the EKs. Hard to tell.
Next experiment: I have a 15-20 mile long run on Sunday. I’ll be fueling for this one, and am going to mix one serving of EKs between (3) UCan/Coconut Oil gels, taken before the run, at the 1 hour and at the 2 hour mark.