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granite_grrl


May 1, 2015, 5:25 AM
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Runner's opinion wanted - glycemic stores
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My running group goes out Sat morning at 7:30am. I enjoy these runs and when I go on them I won't eat breakfast before. Typically I'll go 10-15km, so if I'm taking it easy, 1-1.5 hours.

Problem is that it's Saturday and I like to go climbing too. When I do both in the same day I find I'm good for a couple hard burns and then I fizzle out. I'm thinking this is because I have depleted my glycemic stores with the run in the morning.

Just curious how other people have managed running before climbing, or if it's just something I need to cope with if I decide to head out running on Sat morning before climbing.


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I have found the same to be true when I cycle before climbing. This is usually about an hour of technical terrain, so, while on the lower end of endurance energy consumption, it does compare somewhat your situation.

You can somewhat mitigate this effect by increasing the glycogen stores in the local muscles. For running and climbing this means low intensity endurance training for the target muscle groups. Long, Slow Distance for running and ARC or climbing EASY laps. These are usually the most boring days of training and thus hard to maintain, but the pay-off is noticeable.

You could also check out glycogen loading, but IMHO, it is more for competition or a specific peak performance goal and should be planned in coordination with a competent personal trainer.


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