carbohydrate loading

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carbohydrate loading

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A dietary practice often adopted by endurance athletes, such as marathon runners, prior to competition that increases carbohydrate reserves in muscle tissue through the consumption of extra quantities of high-starch foods.
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Noun1.carbohydrate loading - a diet of foods high in starch that increases carbohydrate reserves in muscles; "carbo loading is used by endurance athletes just before competing"
diet - a prescribed selection of foods
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Runners in Israel, including people learning for the year or in college must raise $500, including race registration, Team OHEL Camp Kaylie swag, a pasta party and more.
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Sunday Evening, 5:00 to 7:30 pm: Two Olympians and both Bronze Medalists from New Zealand provided the motivation and entertainment for the pre-race AMAA Pasta Party.
We had a pasta party the night before the marathon at the school and when we put all the money together, it was an amazing feeling.
That included hosting a pasta party at her home for almost 50 charged-up kids.
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With just 100 days to go until those gruelling 26 miles, Belfast's Premier Inn sales manager is getting ready for their annual Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Pasta Party.
Glasgow-born comedian Alun Cochrane promises a funfilled pasta party and comedy show on the eve of the marathon at Holyrood Park.