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High carb diets and running

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Last week I talked about low carb diets and running. This week we’re going to talk about high carb diets and whether they have a place in running. High carb diets are needed by ultra runners who simply cannot consume enough calories to prevent them burning muscle which is obviously detrimental to performance. However, the type of carbohydrates need to be carefully considered. Carbohydrates can be especially useful for during long training runs and races. They are easy to transport, generally require no refrigeration and easy to eat. Bananas and energy bars are a firm favourite as they are easily … Continue reading

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