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I'll believe what ifall and Duffy are saying when it becomes the norm for elite athletes to train this way. For now, I'm writing this low carb thing off as a fitness trend.
All of the pro athletes I know limit their carbs to a number that would be considered severely limiting them by SAD standards. This is year-round
The days of carb-loading before competition are over, but then again, I don't hang out with cyclists. However, when I was swimming a lot the people I trained with who did triathlons ever didn't eat a lot of carbs on a daily basis.
Anecdotes are not the same as science. Beware sample size.