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Are carbohydrates of benefit during a race?

Running for over 90-120 minutes at race pace can totally deplete glycogen stores even if well loaded beforehand. This means your muscles will have to resort to fat or protein for energy. As fat requires oxygen to burn, you will have to slow right down (or walk!), so that sufficient oxygen can reach the muscles. … [Read more...]

Food sources high in carbohydrates

Most athletes know the importance of carbohydrates. And many see their main source coming from breads, pastas and cereals. However, the table below will show you further examples of foods that do provide carbohydrates. In selecting the food source, the food group is first identified and the amount taken compared to the … [Read more...]

What are carbohydrates

What are carbohydrates? All carbohydrates are made up from sugars. There are a number of different types of sugars but in the body all carbohydrates metabolism converts sugar to glucose, our body’s preferred energy source. Glucose is the main sugar present in many foods but some contain different sugars, such as … [Read more...]