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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He will even be holding a cheese and pasta party the night before to get participants fuelled up.
Later on in the day at 5pm, there will be a pasta party. "Eat pasta, run fasta" is the motto of the event as pasta dishes will be shared with a casual discussion about the upcoming race.
On Saturday 8 September they will be attending the Pasta Party, Mill Road car park, Gateshead, NE8 5JB between 9.30am and 5.30pm
"During spring break before the Huntley tournament we had team bonding all week," said Golden Eagles coach Stephanie Schuck, who alluded to team dinners at Portillo's, its weekly pasta party and team building exercises during the week that helped enhance chemistry.
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.
RESTAURANT staff faced their own marathon when Stockton Council threw a pasta party for hundreds of hungry runners.
SATURDAY'S EVENTS Pasta Party A big bowl of pasta to help fuel the big day will be freely available to all those taking part over the two days of activity.
After the lectures concluded, we gathered for our AMAA Board of Directors meeting and then prepared for our annual pasta party. As we greeted arriving guests to the party, we were so surprised when not only did our three invited "First Ladies of Running" arrive--Zola (Budd) Pieterse, Jackie Hansen, and Sara Mae Berman--but they also brought with them many more featured female runners from Amby Burfoot's book.
After the lectures concluded, we gathered for our AMAA Board of Directors meeting and then prepared for our annual pasta party. As we greeted arriving guests to the party, we were so surprised when not only did our three invited "First Ladies of Running" arrive--Zola Budd Pieterse, Jackie Hansen, and Sara Mae Berman--but they also brought with them many more featured female runners from Amby Burfoot's book.
On the eve of the Cardiff Half, Alfie's arranged a pasta party for the girls and he's planned a surprise motivational video to get them psyched up.