Posted: 25/04/2015 at 13:34
Ant, my target is 6 hours+ cheering by the roadside! Injury strikes again.
Now, I'm sure I say this every year, and I fear it's already too late for some, but during the carb load you should NOT be consuming more calories than normal. You are not exercising, you don't need them. The carb load is merely an alteration in the macros. Cut out protein and fat and replace with carbs, don't just add more and more carbs.
There is a limit to how much glycogen you can fit in your body. Beyond that the body will simply convert the sugars into fat. You don't want to be carrying extra fat around with you.