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Tony Konvalin


  Hello folks - I'm Tony Konvalin, based out of the state of Kentucky.


  I started running back in High School in '73 as a way to avoid PE and the other available after school sports. While I've been running in some form or fashion since then, there were about 10 to 15 years where I also raced road-bikes competitively. 


  When I was younger I ran for the University of Arizona but found myself getting burned out and injured. Upon moving to south central Kentucky 5 years ago, where I live now, I got back into running more seriously. Over the years I had pretty much followed the high-carb mantra - up until recently, when I recognized that it was a high carb diet-lifestyle that contributed to my being overweight, and bonking regularly on longer runs.  


  Through reading some articles by Phil Maffetone  and Bob Seebohar on training and diet I made a decision to adopt more fat-adapted diet-lifestyle principles as it seemed the way to go for both general health and endurance performance.  What I've found over the last 1.5 years on a LCHF diet, is that not only is my weight more controlled but I can run longer and farther on less, and with pretty much an absence of bonking (well unless I go out too fast). 


  While I still have a ways to go to fine tune my training and race fueling, LCHF is an integral part of my lifestyle.  Now running competitively again at age, 57, I really can't say what my favorite distance is - since I'm comfortably racing from 5k's to 50 milers.  


  My plan is to run my first 100 miler in 2018.