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Another marathon myth? (Read 1090 times)

    I just read this and I cannot believe my eyes" http://www.runtheplanet.com/pages/refer/articles/carboloading.php I haven't run any marathons yet but I did carbo load before my long runs. I will try to do my next long run without carbo loading. SKB
    I would rather wear out than rust out. - Helen Klein You create your own universe as you go along. - Winston Churchill
      Oh, my! Tell me you're kidding, please! Was this written by the same guys who started the spaghetti-tree scandal? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spaghetti_harvest Big grin Just because someone says something doesn't mean it's true...

      Roads were made for journeys...

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        Was this written by the same guys who started the spaghetti-tree scandal? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spaghetti_harvest Big grin
        That was hilarious! I'd never heard of that! I especially liked this bit: "An audience of approximately 8 million watched the programme, broadcast on April 1, and hundreds phoned in the following day to ask for more information about spaghetti cultivation and how they could grow their own spaghetti trees. The BBC reportedly told them to "place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best"." Excellent.
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        CPT Curmudgeon

          Actually, while the article is funny, there is something to it. http://www.active.com/story.cfm?story_id=12998&category=running http://www.marathonguide.com/training/articles/MandBFuelOnFat.cfm


          Needs more cowbell!

            Scout, those are interesting articles--especially for someone like me, who is hypoglycemic and really struggles to not overdo it with the carbs. I lost over 50#s on Atkins and felt fantastic (and have near perfect blood lipid and blood pressure levels, too) when I would consistently watch my junk carbs (pretty much any "white" carb...sugar, flour, rice, potatoes). But since I started running I have really had a rough time trying to figure out a balance, since I know I need a higher level of carbohydrate than I had been consuming before starting running--lately I have put weight back on and I know it's because of instable blood sugar causing me to be ravenous and eat everything in sight (and the running itself making me rationalize some really poor eating choices on top of things). I really need to start backing back off on the carbs and be more diligent about avoiding white flour and processed sugar. I used to do some carb cycling with pretty good success and I might want to do that again, as that first article discussed to train one's body to use glycogen more efficiently. I know weight lifters will often carb cycle, so it's interesting to see it used for aerobic athletes, too. It does fly in the face of conventional wisdom, but so do most low carb/high fat diets and I am definitely a success story for those sorts of weight loss programs. k

            I shoot pretty things! ~

            '14 Goals:

            • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

            • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

              Actually, while the article is funny, there is something to it. http://www.active.com/story.cfm?story_id=12998&category=running http://www.marathonguide.com/training/articles/MandBFuelOnFat.cfm
              You're right, I didn't mean to say that there was no debate going on over fueling and training runs. Only that that particular article appeared to be 100% joke. And thanks for the articles. I especially found the second one interesting and useful.

              Roads were made for journeys...

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              CPT Curmudgeon

                No worries, Wingz, I realize the initial article was a joke. I was laughing. But it did provide a good segue into something I'd been reading up on recently And you're all welcome for the articles. What can I say? I'm a giver.
                  I just read this and I cannot believe my eyes" http://www.runtheplanet.com/pages/refer/articles/carboloading.php I haven't run any marathons yet but I did carbo load before my long runs. I will try to do my next long run without carbo loading. SKB
                  Big grin Big grin Big grin Too funny. As for carbo-loading ... all I know for sure is that it's definitely possible to OVERDO it. And ya don't wanna do that. This time around, I'm just eating healthy and slighly stressing carbs.
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                  Needs more cowbell!

                    As for carbo-loading ... all I know for sure is that it's definitely possible to OVERDO it. And ya don't wanna do that. This time around, I'm just eating healthy and slighly stressing carbs.
                    Carb farts?

                    I shoot pretty things! ~

                    '14 Goals:

                    • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                    • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

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                    CPT Curmudgeon


                      Needs more cowbell!

                        Carb sharts......
                        Ooh...that would be miserable. Speaking of, my kid likes the word shart. And he can use it properly in a sentence. For instance "mom, I need a new pair of underwear; I sharted myself." Tongue k

                        I shoot pretty things! ~

                        '14 Goals:

                        • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                        • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                        Scout7


                        CPT Curmudgeon

                          Ooh...that would be miserable. Speaking of, my kid likes the word shart. And he can use it properly in a sentence. For instance "mom, I need a new pair of underwear; I sharted myself." Tongue k
                          LMAO!!!!! Now ya just gotta train him to get ya beer.


                          Needs more cowbell!

                            LMAO!!!!! Now ya just gotta train him to get ya beer.
                            Believe you me, I'm workin' on it! Big grin k

                            I shoot pretty things! ~

                            '14 Goals:

                            • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                            • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                            Scout7


                            CPT Curmudgeon

                              Believe you me, I'm workin' on it! Big grin k
                              Not having kids, I've been trying to train the dog. It's not going so well, and I think it's for 2 reasons: A) No thumbs 2) Doggie ADD D) I prefer bottles over cans, and they're tough to grip in her mouth.


                              Needs more cowbell!

                                What if you put bottle cozies on the longnecks--then she'd be able to grip them better... /enabler

                                I shoot pretty things! ~

                                '14 Goals:

                                • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                                • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

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