Thursday, December 26, 2013

Carbo Loading...and Ultrarunning

My opinion is that Carbo Loading is something that marathoners do that serves as a placebo to make their minds rest easier the night before a race.  I don't bother do it anymore in prep for an Ultra--I just eat whatever I feel like the night before.

Of course I did Carbo Loading when marathoning was my thing, and since I believed it helped me, it did help me.  I'm just not convinced now that there was really any physiological benefit to the ordinary runner.  I'll allow that maybe an elite runner might gain a smidgen of benefit.

All that said, I love to bake, and here was my carbo loading contribution for this morning, a holiday bread I bake every year:

[image credit Gary: Cardamom Bread]

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