Doing the London Marathon next week and ive been on a strict low carb diet whilst training to lose 2.5 stone, I feel great and look so much better and my times have improved a lot, but now its marathon time I want to make sure im fully fueled up and my glycogen levels are topped up to the max, usually in training ive had some pasta night before the long run but for the marathon ill be rested and ready so when should I start fueling up correctly as I cant keep on my diet the week before I understand that and basically ive been jaded and runnng on depleted energy stores for the last 4 months so now is the time to get ready.
If you are going to do the deplete and load thing - you need to stop eating carbs after your last long run sunday to deplete your reserves - and then start the carbo loading phase on Thursday - you will feel pretty low next week during the depletion phase - but in my marathon running days it worked for me
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