Tuesday, April 20, 2010

No Carbohydrates on Long Runs?

Meb Keflezighi, Olympic medalist, 2009 NYC marathon winner, and 5th place finisher in this year’s Boston marathon often completes long runs relying only water. And he’s probably a better runner because of it -The new rules of long run fueling

MY COMMENT: This is a concept first introduced by Greg McMillan, or at least that was the first time I had seen it, except we NEVER took carbs back in the 70s on long runs! I'll never forget running 2 hr 28 min in the heat and humidity on a hilly course in Arkadelphia, Arkansas (70 something degrees and 70 something humidity). We got plain water every 5 miles, and risked disqualification for taking anything else. Unbelievable!

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