It’s basically a term used to describe a period before an endurance race or event whereby you maximise your body’s carbohydrate intake.
By eating foods such as oatmeal, yogurt, whole fruit, pasta, potatoes, bread and rice you can boost your glycogen (glucose) stores inside your body. This will help you to replenish energy levels quicker than normal and dip into your reserves when you need it most.
HOW DO I CARB-LOAD?
Roughly speaking, with carb-loading, you want to add 8-10g of carbohydrate per kilogram of your overall weight. In layman’s terms, effectively three meals per day – plus up to three snacks.
Over 2000 participants took part in the non-competitive 3km/7km walk or run at Al Mamzar Beach.
Supported by Al Noor Training Centre for people with disabilities, the Unity Run also supports Dubai’s initiative of being a disabilities friendly city by 2020 by raising awareness of people with special needs.