Effect of carbohydrate intake on half-marathon performance of well-trained runners.

@article{Burke2005EffectOC,
  title={Effect of carbohydrate intake on half-marathon performance of well-trained runners.},
  author={Louise M. Burke and Clare Wood and David B Pyne and D Richard Telford and Philo Urson Saunders},
  journal={International journal of sport nutrition and exercise metabolism},
  year={2005},
  volume={15 6},
  pages={573-89}
}
Eighteen highly-trained runners ran two half marathons in mild environmental conditions, 3 wk apart, consuming either 426 +/- 227 mL of a flavored placebo drink (PLACEBO) or an equivalent volume of water (386 +/- 185 mL) and a commercial gel (GEL) supplying 1.1 +/- 0.2 g/kg body mass (BM) carbohydrate (CHO). Voluntary consumption of this fluid was associated with a mean BM change of approximately 2.4%. Runners performed better in their second race by 0.9% or 40 s (P = 0.03). Three runners… CONTINUE READING