Healthy Carb-Loading Maximizes Energy for the Big Race


Spring has arrived, and runners are hitting the trails. Many endurance runners have been trainng throughout the cold months for the numerous spring road races across the country. With the growing popularity of endurance competitions, like triathlons, half-marathons and marathons, runners must choose among countless training and nutrition strategies to best fuel their bodies. Carbloading, or increasing the intake of carbohydrates to maximize the amount of energy stored in the body’s muscles, has long been practiced by all levels of runners to improve athletic performance and decrease fatigue. Read more

This article first appeared in our Spring/Summer Kernels e-magazine.