Ok, I have a question about carbo loading. Back in the day, we would eat piles of pasta a day before an event. Now with the hammer gels and such, is this practice still worth doing when these gels and tablets work so well now? Now that I am in my 40's I struggle uphill. Getting a lot better this year, and on my garmin I notice a huge difference using these gels. Back in my day of BMX we would use Nutrument, and carbo load a day in advance.