Carbo Blasting is critical and the net is filled with trailer loads of information on how to do it, so I won't spend too much time on the topic. I was reminded on Sunday about the importance of carbo-loading while reading an article from Jason and Matt from Strength Running on the subject.
A wise man told me read two books and then make up your own mind, so here's another point of view on How To Carb-Load. Final word on the topic find out what works for you and stock those glycogen stores to the brim before any endurance activity lasting more than 90 minutes.
When I ran my first marathon Yvonne-(my sister) prepared a Bow tie with pesto, beans and potatoes dish, it was the bomb.
Monday was a rest day so I took it easy, but was back in the gym this morning. According to the plan I focused on legs low weight high reps, shot some hoops and ran an intense mile on the treadmill. BAM!!! In/out feet up relaxing drinking a Mocha Frappe, NOT! Not as if there's anything wrong with that, I had a protein shake. lol.
I'm usually not a red meat eater but I had a taste for steak this morning with eggs. No offense to my non meat eaters.
It was refreshing to be attended to by such an engaging attentive professional waitress; I almost forgot I was in Ihop.
After running a few errands I tried a tip Redd The Marathon Maniac shared, the famous ice bath. "It's easy man stop being a punk, just keep your clothes on and get in" Yeah about that, maybe at some point in the future; today I was just doing my feet.
Awwwwe what a feeling and yes I kept my socks on. Wish me luck on Sunday and always feel free to leave your running tips for success.