Tag Archives: Carbo-load

How I trained for the Boston Marathon 2016

2016 was my 4th Boston Marathon.  My first in 2013 lived up to all the hype and, I think, was still the best race I have run.  My time in 2013 was 3:19:55, with a negative split (very hard to … Continue reading

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Marathon Carbohydrate Loading

Ok, so you have a Marathon coming up.  You have trained for the past 14-18 weeks, put in the long runs, and now it is time to race. Everyone knows to “carbo-load” right?  So the night before a race you’re … Continue reading

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Running Gadgets Updated 2015

I first wrote this in 2012.  A lot of new products are on the market now, plus I have learned a bit more over the last few years on how to manage my gear.  First a bit about me so … Continue reading

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Hitting the Wall – Bonk – Crash and Burn

In endurance sports such as cycling and running, hitting the wall or the bonk describes a condition caused by the depletion of glycogen stores in the liver and muscles, which manifests itself by sudden fatigue and loss of energy. Milder instances can be remedied by brief rest and the ingestion of food … Continue reading

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Carbohydrate Loading

Ok, so you have a race coming up.  You have trained for the past 10-18 weeks, put in the long runs, and now it is time to race. Everyone knows to “carbo-load” right?  So the night before a race you’re … Continue reading

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