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Old 02-08-06, 05:58 AM
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Originally Posted by koffee brown
I don't think you need to carbo load for commuting. Carbo loading is more for people doing the long distance stuff and the racing stuff... not for commuting. In that case, it's good to think about how you're going to eat before you shove off.
As I understand it, carbo loading in its most useful form (glycogen depletion followed by glycogen overload) is not really for anyone, except maybe the person doing very few events in a season and wanting every scrap of advantage, because it totally screws up your training during the glycogen depletion phase.

In particular, a 38 mile round trip, especially if it's taken 17 miles at a time, doesn't really require any special prep beyond physically training for it, IMO.
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