Results Are In! My 28-Day Challenge with Composition ID

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Twenty-eight days ago, I did my first DEXA scan with Composition ID, a body fat composition testing company here in DC.  Since then, I’ve made a few tweaks with the aim of reducing my body fat percentage and lowering my total weight, outcomes that I am hopeful will improve my marathon times.  Today, I went in for my second scan…  Just like the first time, it was super easy and painless, and Tiffany even provided all my results in a nice email attachment.  But anyway, the results… drum-roll please…

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Let’s Talk About Glycogen! (and Tapering and Carb Loading)

I’m tapering for the Mississippi Blues Marathon, and in a few days I’ll start carb loading.  We do this mostly because of one fancy word: glycogen. I’ve heard the word bandied about but I wondered Do I really know what it means?  And am I doing the right things with regard to glycogen?  Thank goodness for the internet.

Here’s what I’ve figured out…

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