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Why You Still Need Carbs If You Want To Run Well

Don’t listen to the naysayers.

Photo by Tangerine Newt on Unsplash

Us runners love our carbs. Pasta parties, carbohydrate loading, and aid stations stocked with fruit, cakes, and coke illustrate the importance of carbohydrates for running performance.

But are carbohydrates the preferred fuel for your athletic pursuits, or is fat a better alternative?



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