carbo-load


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carbo-load

To consume large amounts of carbohydrate-rich food(s), such as pasta, rice, potatoes, etc., as a means of increasing stored energy in preparation for a major athletic event (e.g., a marathon). While some have questioned whether it really helps one's performance, I still carbo-load before every big race.
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Not so many carbo-load meals by the Kenyans, or some elite Americans.
Other important notes about street closures, drink stations, medical support and the all-you-can-eat, carbo-load dinner downtown on Saturday are on the official site (www.
But before heading to the slopes, be sure to carbo-load at Winona's, purveyor of the best waffles and breakfast burritos in town.
In conjunction with the marathon, a business, sports and fitness expo at the Valencia Hyatt and a carbo-load dinner are scheduled for Saturday, Nov.
The pre-race carbo-load dinner is an important marathon tradition as runners summon their strength and energy for the 26.
No doubt team members carbo-load on gourmet wood-fired pizza at Pizza Nova (5120 N.
The company will staff two booths for the event -- one located at the Whole Life Expo, a pre-race event and carbo-load dinner to welcome all participants, and a second post at the finish line on race day.
Jones will share some thoughts of her Olympic experience at the Carbo-load Dinner on October 6th at Hooters on Quietwater Beach from 5-9.
Hungry Fresnans carbo-load at Lauck's Bakery, at 935 E.