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Carbohydrate Loading Decisions

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Carbohydrate loading is a practice that has proven race day benefits. It’s more than just eating lots of pasta two nights before a race. In fact, carbohydrate loading should be part of a more strategic race week nutritional plan.

Below are some links to information about carbohydrate loading. I’ve also included some scanned copies from Nancy Clark’s book Food Guide For Marathoners where she explains what it is and a seven day nutritional strategy leading up to race day.

Runner’s World – “Fill ‘Er Up”
Active – “The Evolving Art of Carbo-Loading”

Nancy Clark Race Week Strategy


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