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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They will also be available at the Great North Run Pasta Party on Saturday, September 12, on Gateshead Quayside.
The AMAA Pasta Party capped off Sunday with excellent food and great presentations by legendary Kiwi runners Lorraine Moller and Rod Dixon, who joined us again, this time with AMAA Executive Director Dave Watt playing commentator to facilitate interesting and sometimes amusing discussion.
And everyone taking part in the Bupa Great North Run, the Bupa Junior and Mini Great North Run and the Bupa Great North 5k can come along to the Pasta Party, at the Mill Road car park, for a free bowl of pasta.
Enjoy this gallery of photos from the Pasta Party, the Sports Medicine Symposium and the 5K that led up to the Boston Marathon on 4-15-13.
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.
The London 2012 contender will also be giving a talk the night before at the Tri Yas Triathlete Pasta Party between 6pm and 10pm on Thursday, in the circuit's Yas Viceroy Hotel Ballroom.
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.
WCRF also offers a pasta party the day before the race and a post-race reception with a free massage and shower.
Glasgow-born comedian Alun Cochrane promises a funfilled pasta party and comedy show on the eve of the marathon at Holyrood Park.
WCRF also offers a pasta party the day before he race and a post race reception with free massage.
NY Metro participated in Run for Congo Women, the 2008 fundraiser, and a kick-off Pasta Party Pep Rally the night before.