I have a 190km race which has about 3000m of climbing this weekend. In the leadup, my training was going well, and i was dropping weight and sitting @ around 4.7W/kg.
After 2 days of carb loading i’m 2-3kg heavier which means my W/KG is only about 4.55. Being a climber, this really takes away the advantage i did have.
Any thoughts on whether carb loading is something best left for flat races? Not sure i’ll be doing it again. Maybe its because i went pretty overboard with the kcals, but that seems like a lot.