Carbless in Seattle
Adrienne Andrew Slaughter
May 10-11 2014
Glycogen
Stores
~2 hours
Glycogen
Stores
~2 hours
•  Seattle.
Am I really slower, or
does it just feel harder?

How long was it going
to last? 

How does low-carb
eating impact my
athl...
Am I really slower, or
does it just feel harder?

How long was it going
to last? 

How does low-carb
eating impact my
athl...
Oct ‘13
Dec ‘13
 Apr ‘14
Oct ‘13
Dec ‘13
 Apr ‘14
Hypothesis:	
  	
  
When	
  ea/ng	
  a	
  low-­‐carb	
  
diet,	
  my	
  /me	
  to	
  commute	
  
to	
  work	
  will	
  be	...
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Duration with Labels
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Sanity Check: "
Duration Improvement
Event
 Time
improvement
Number of
days between
event1
 3:35
 8
event2
 6:17
 7
event3...
Sanity Check: "
Duration Improvement
Event
 Time
improvement
Number of
days between
event1
 3:35
 8
event2
 6:17
 7
event3...
Sanity Check: "
Duration Improvement
Event
 Time
improvement
Number of
days between
event1
 3:35
 8
event2
 6:17
 7
event3...
Duration with Labels
Dexter Hill Climb
What did I learn?
•  Carbohydrate intake influences athletic
performance.
What did I learn?
•  Carbohydrate intake influences athletic
performance. 
•  It’s reversible. 
•  It doesn’t last forever....
What did I learn?
•  Carbohydrate intake influences athletic
performance. 
•  It’s reversible. 
•  It doesn’t last forever....
Adrienne Andrew Slaughter: Carbless in Seattle
Adrienne Andrew Slaughter: Carbless in Seattle
Adrienne Andrew Slaughter: Carbless in Seattle
Adrienne Andrew Slaughter: Carbless in Seattle
Adrienne Andrew Slaughter: Carbless in Seattle
Adrienne Andrew Slaughter: Carbless in Seattle
Adrienne Andrew Slaughter: Carbless in Seattle
Adrienne Andrew Slaughter: Carbless in Seattle
Adrienne Andrew Slaughter: Carbless in Seattle
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Adrienne experimented with trying out diets with different amounts of carbs and saw unexpected effects on her athletic performance.

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Adrienne Andrew Slaughter: Carbless in Seattle

  1. 1. Carbless in Seattle Adrienne Andrew Slaughter May 10-11 2014
  2. 2. Glycogen Stores ~2 hours
  3. 3. Glycogen Stores ~2 hours
  4. 4. •  Seattle.
  5. 5. Am I really slower, or does it just feel harder? How long was it going to last? How does low-carb eating impact my athletic performance*?
  6. 6. Am I really slower, or does it just feel harder? How long was it going to last? How does low-carb eating impact my athletic performance*?
  7. 7. Oct ‘13 Dec ‘13 Apr ‘14
  8. 8. Oct ‘13 Dec ‘13 Apr ‘14
  9. 9. Hypothesis:     When  ea/ng  a  low-­‐carb   diet,  my  /me  to  commute   to  work  will  be  longer.     *Loosely  defined.    
  10. 10. Duration Placeholder:  Needs  to  be   replaced  with  chart  that   includes  outliers.    
  11. 11. Duration Placeholder:  Needs  to  be   replaced  with  chart  that   includes  outliers.    
  12. 12. Duration with Labels
  13. 13. Duration with Labels
  14. 14. Sanity Check: " Duration Improvement Event Time improvement Number of days between event1 3:35 8 event2 6:17 7 event3 4:07 6 event4 1:04 4 event5 0:11 9 event6 2:18 1
  15. 15. Sanity Check: " Duration Improvement Event Time improvement Number of days between event1 3:35 8 event2 6:17 7 event3 4:07 6 event4 1:04 4 event5 0:11 9 event6 2:18 1
  16. 16. Sanity Check: " Duration Improvement Event Time improvement Number of days between event1 3:35 8 event2 6:17 7 event3 4:07 6 event4 1:04 4 event5 0:11 9 event6 2:18 1
  17. 17. Duration with Labels
  18. 18. Dexter Hill Climb
  19. 19. What did I learn? •  Carbohydrate intake influences athletic performance.
  20. 20. What did I learn? •  Carbohydrate intake influences athletic performance. •  It’s reversible. •  It doesn’t last forever.
  21. 21. What did I learn? •  Carbohydrate intake influences athletic performance. •  It’s reversible. •  It doesn’t last forever. •  The fatigue was real. Adrienne Andrew Slaughter aha@aro.com @ahaAtARO Breakout:     Telling  Stories  with  Data   Saturday,  3pm  
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