Carb-loading: Tips for Marathon runners

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While carb-loading sounds simple (just stuff yourself with carbs and taper down training), and it seems that it has been used successfully for decades, the truth is that science is still evolving in this area and there are a couple of potential mistakes to look out for.

If you are competing in events that will last 1.5 hours or longer, a pre-race plan to maximise muscle glycogen stores is highly recommended, otherwise you’ll be missing out on an opportunity to perform at your highest possible capacity and improve running times by around 10%. 

This article is aimed especially at those who train at an advanced level and want deeper facts about nutrition and running.

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