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Is carb loading before a marathon a good idea?

Is carbo loading all about eating more pasta?

Is there a magic formula?

If you are an endurance athlete who is fearful of hitting the wall,listen up: proper fueling before a marathon, triathlon, century bike ride, or other competitive endurance events can make the difference between agony and ecstasy!

If you plan to compete for longer than 90 minutes, you want to maximize the amount of glycogen stored in your muscles, because poorly fueled muscles are associated with needless fatigue. The more glycogen, the more endurance (potentially).

Read the entire article by Nancy Clark, a leader in sports nutrition.

http://www.goldsnutrition.com/0209carbo.html