Do i understand this correctly??
Hi i have been reading about burning fat instead of glucose when i am running. Do make sure that i do this then i cant exceed 75% of my heart rate. Now that is something i would be able to achieve when i do a long run. But what about the runs i do quickly like the 5 and 10 km. Where there is a good chance that i will be hitting 80% of my heart rate. Should i carb up on these days and keep the fats low? At the min i am eating about 80 grams of carbs a day and my stamina is gone. If i eat alot more calories during the day will this help. Currently hitting 1800g a day. I am in weight loss mode.
I am starting a half marathon training plan in 3 weeks and want to get as much info as i can so know what i am doing from the nutritional point of view and that im not bonking during training. If i was to up my carbs to 150 - 200 a day when i am doing intense exercise would this benefit me more?
I am confused all the help will be appreciated.
Last edited by Dullahan; 01-31-2011 at 09:16 AM.
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