When should you start to carb load for a half marathon or more?

Asked by DeclanWard

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If you eat a healthy balanced diet you shouldn't need to carb load for a half. Make sure you are well hydrated before the run and take the water on offer if you need to. Don't try or take anything different on race day as this can upset your body and therefore your run. For a marathon i'd carb load 2 days before with slow release carbs. For me eating asap after a long run helps me recover so much quicker. Happy running
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Thanks guys, I usually use nox pump for my gym workouts and going to use before run. But I think I won't. Run is on the 11th March, thanks for the support
For half marathons, I'd say carb-loading isn't all that necessary, but if you are really pushing to get a PB, then eating pasta or a similar slow-releasing carb meal the night before is a good idea. Also, I have always found porridge + some berries on the morning of the race works wonders for energy.


I agree about the porridge i always eat that before a long run, i top mine with yogurt.
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