One of my favorite things about running is my pre-race bagel. It’s a ritual now. The day before a race, I go to my favorite bagel place and pick one up for the next morning. Then I chow down on that delicious bagel the next morning in an attempt to load up on carbs before the race. I also usually do some sort of pasta or grain the night before. Why? Because I’m carb loading in an attempt to perform at my best!
Wondering what the heck carb loading is or how to do it properly? I break it all down in this simple video. I touch upon five things you should know about carb loading, like if it works, when to start and a sample carb heavy meal plan.