Ok, so there's the concept of carbo loading for a race. Makes sense...get extra fuel in the tank.
There's also the concept of training, during which you subject your body to stresses in order to foster adaptation.
Further, there's the reality of the WALL, the crash that occurs when your body has used up its fuel.
Putting these concepts together, it would "make sense" to intentionally NOT carbo load before long training runs...to allow your body to run out of fuel before the end of a long run in order to train it to "run on fumes"... In other words, don't pamper yourself nutritionally until, maybe tapering...then start the fueling...your body will enjoy the feast before the famine...???
I know enough about enough things to know that not everything that "makes sense" is true in practice. So...
Does anyone have any data on this idea? Theory? Opinion?
Of course, I don't mean to say intentionally starve yourself...I don't mean this in a simplistic way...
Would nutritional "stress" during training be beneficial?
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