The recommendation to include carbohydrate before and during a high-intensity session includes the entire workout. So adding on some low-intensity volume at the end wouldn’t change the dietary recommendations.
Nutrition for combination training (carbs vs fat)
I just read all of the three articles written by Rebecca Dent, where she nicely explain nutrition tips for ednurance sports. So, if I understand it right it is Zone 1 and Zone 2 where we should think about implementation of fat based diet (before and after our workout). However, for Zone 3 and Zone 4 as they are mostly run at higher speeds for a less time, it is better to rely primarly on carbs as a fuel before and after the workout.
My question here is, what if we do the combination of both? I mean, what if you do first vo2 max interval training 20 times 30/30 and you continue running on a hilly terrain in Zone 2 like doing some 90 minutes training at a low carbohydrate availability?. What benefits could such kind of training have on our body in endurance aspect? What would be the nutrition plan here?
From my point of understanding, as I will run first part of my training in Zone 5, I will more use carbs. After this workout I mentioned above (20 times 30/30) I will do like 90 minutes more running, so my body will probably starts using fat. What is your opinion here? What strategy would you use for this kind of training (nutrition before, after)?
Thank you for your suggestions.
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