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Hello, I am a student at Coe-Brown and I'm going to teach you the chemistry of running!
Carbohydrates are what give me energy and fuel to keep running for a longer time.
Before doing a huge running event, I like to eat carbohydrates.
Carbohydrates can be given to us by pasta, bread, and rice.
The carbs then get broken down and form glucose. Glucose is another form of energy too!
ATP (adenosine tri-phosphate) gets glycogen (stored glucose) from your muscles and tissues to use energy.
The fat that gets stored and used for energy, Triglycerides, also gets used while running too!
Make sure to breathe when you run because in order for all this chemistry to happen, you need oxygen.
So, if you have all of these things I just talked about, you will not hit 'the wall' when you run because you will be perfect if you do the right thing!
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