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Half-marathon: Carbohydrate loading

The half marathon is just around the corner! You might be wondering what techniques you could use to maximize your performance during the run. There are many ways you can do this and one of them is called carbohydrate loading. No, carbohydrate loading does not mean eating pizza 24/7.

Carbohydrate loading is a process where you maintain a steady diet in the week leading up to the race. In the lead up to the race and more specifically within the last 24 hours before the race, carbohydrate loading requires you to complete a high intensity workout in the morning followed by an increase in carbohydrate consumption. This includes the consumption of foods such as pasta, bread, bagels, cereal, potatoes etc throughout the day. Through this, there is an increase in your muscle glycogen levels which subsuquently improves your ability to endure longer bouts of aerobic exercise. Stay tuned for the next post on the type and duration of training you should do in the lead up to the race! Please do not be afraid to ask any of the 6x team if you have any questions


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