carbo load

carbo load

To eat large quantities of carbohydrates, as one would typically do in preparation for running a marathon. "Carbo" is short for "carbohydrate." You better start carbo loading now if you want to make it through the race on Saturday.
See also: carbo, load

carbo load

Consume a large amount of carbohydrate food, as in Karen began carbo loading three days before the road race. This term, a clipping of "carbohydrate loading," originated among marathon runners, who were advised to build up their strength before a race by eating quantities of foods like spaghetti. [1970s]
See also: carbo, load
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Chow down on a buffet of pastas, salads, desserts and more at the Carbo Load Dinner tonight at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, 930 Wilshire Blvd.
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color) Runners, from left, Renee Cummings, Evie DiMaggio and Patty Navarrete carbo load before today's Santa Clarita Marathon.
entrants are invited to carbo load for optimal racing energy at a special 4:30 p.
The hotel also will be the site of the event's Carbo Load dinner, a widely observed marathon eve tradition.
The color booklet is available for $5 at various marathon events including the Quality of Life Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center March 26-28, the Carbo Load Dinner at Macy's downtown L.