* The Triathlete's Training Bible: A Complete Training Guide for the Competitive Multisport Athlete -- Joe Friel
Takes a look at what you are talking about. Joe Friel was bet by Lorne Cordain (www.thepaleodiet.com
) that if he changed over to a paleo diet his performance would improve. Cordain won. Long duration events are improved by increased fat consumption. This is still not widely known but it is getting out there. One does need adequate glycogen for quick sprints and efforts which exceed the lactate threshold... this is where gel comes in...I hae some theroies on this but I am fading right now! Give the zone or paleo diet a read as well as the friel book. Give yourself about three weeks to adapt to the higher fat intake and then watch your indurance increase as well as your recovery.
Hope this helps!