Friday, May 16, 2008

Carb Loading

Carbs are the fuel of choice for any long distance runner and tonight was no exception for me. It's time to carb load. Of course it really takes much more than one meal the night before a race. It takes months of slow long runs to get your muscles trained to store more glycogen. Glycogen is what your muscles burn and when they run out of glycogen and stop moving that is what we call 'hitting the wall'. I don't plan to hit any walls tomorrow. I plan to finish my marathon in about four hours. This linguini with a mushroom tomato sauce will certainly help me along the way.

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