Abby Larson

Birkie Fever Preview: Part 1: “Carbo-Loading”

Even though carbohydrates continue to get a bad rap from the mainstream public, to endurance athletes they are still the gold standard of energy.  “Carbo Loading” is the known term for eating more carbohydrates – such as pasta, bagels, cereal, and potatoes – in an effort to stock up energy stores before an endurance event. But how much “carbo loading” is really necessary, and how much is just an excuse to eat that extra cinnamon...