Student or Learner
I'm reading an article about Marathon. The writer mentions about a 68-year-old runner he encountered. And it goes:
"Remarkable, I thought. Here was a fellow unarguably old enough to load carbs before a game of shuffleboard, and he was going to run two full marathons on successive days."
Does "load carbs" mean eating a lot of carbohydrates? If so, I don't see the connection between being old and loading carbs before a game of shuffleboard. Is this some kind of joke or irony?
Yes, it means to eat a lot of carbs, for energy before a physically demanding effort.
To need to do so before playing shuffleboard is supposed to be humor. The idea being that you would not expect someone that old to be running a marathon.