The Yading Skyrun in Sichuan, where the highest point is around 4,700m. Photo: MRSWS/Albert Jorquera The Yading Skyrun in Sichuan, where the highest point is around 4,700m. Photo: MRSWS/Albert Jorquera
The Yading Skyrun in Sichuan, where the highest point is around 4,700m. Photo: MRSWS/Albert Jorquera

Are carbs the best fuel for high altitude running? How to prepare to run in the mountains

  • Experiments on high altitude mice show that you should eat more carbs during your next high altitude running race
  • Carbohydrates can help you get more ATP per unit of oxygen than using fats as fuel

Topic |   Extreme fitness
The Yading Skyrun in Sichuan, where the highest point is around 4,700m. Photo: MRSWS/Albert Jorquera The Yading Skyrun in Sichuan, where the highest point is around 4,700m. Photo: MRSWS/Albert Jorquera
The Yading Skyrun in Sichuan, where the highest point is around 4,700m. Photo: MRSWS/Albert Jorquera
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