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09-13-2006, 09:17 AM
I have a bike race this weekend and I am starting my carb loading today. I am going to have spegetti for lunch and a lot more the rest of the week.

Are there any better foods to eat to load up on carbs? I can't think of anything at the moment and I am about to run out to the store.


09-13-2006, 09:34 AM
Doubt you need to start this early. Even if your depleted you should be able to fill your glycogen stores in 24 hours if not less. Pasta, oats, sweet taters, etc.

09-13-2006, 09:49 AM
Starch should be your main loading carb.

24 hours is plenty fo time.

09-13-2006, 12:23 PM

Oats, noodles, potatoes, sweet potatoes

09-13-2006, 12:51 PM
Wasn't there a recent study that proved that actually including a lot of protein in a food load was better for endurance events?

I'll see if I can find it..