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  • Boost your speed and endurance by skipping carbs

    Interesting article I found that I agree with. Train low carb but on race day carb up....you really need glycogen on hand for top performance; in combination with your improved fat burning it helps a lot.


    http://runningtimes.com/Print.aspx?articleID=19425

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    Makes sense to me. I'm doing a metric century tomorrow on my singlespeed...will give this a try.

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    • #3
      Thx for posting.

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      • #4
        It makes sense to me, as well. The suggestions sound like they are intended for people who normally eat a reasonably high carb everyday diet. I'd like to think that after a couple of months of forcing my body to live off primarily fat metabolism that running before breakfast wouldn't automatically equal glycogen depletion, unless it was very long run.

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        • #5
          Thanks. Good, clear article.
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          • #6
            Well known in xc skier world. "train low compete high".

            It does make sense to me too, and I am using that method for my events.

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            • #7
              agreed - i SUCK at squash during an IF period....I have the stamina for a 45 min game but not to the mental agility or hand-eye co-ordination!
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              • #8
                In the morning I can go running about 1 and a half hours before having to hit a gel or eat some dates.....i think I am just starting to see some fat burning efficiency in my system.

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