EATING TIPS

One of the main things that you must be aware of while training for marathons is what you consume. What you eat even just a few days prior to race day can make you feel great – or make you barely get through. Here are some tips on what to be eating leading up to the big day.

The first thing to remember is that you should be eating, and taking in carbs on your long runs if you’re on the road for longer than 1 1/2 hours. Under that time you’re basically using what was stored up in your muscles before. A great way to get carbs during your runs is by using Sports Drinks or Energy Gels. You can also purchase 먹튀검증사이트 Sports Jelly Beans little Energy Bites. They all work – and some runners even consume the gummy bears or other candy. But, you must try anything during your training exercises, not during in the race itself. Find out what is most effective for you and boosts your energy and carry it with you on race day.

The most important thing to remember when eating prior to race day is to never eat anything that you are not accustomed to eating. Carbs are vital for fueling your body on race day. You must eat meals rich in carbs at this time to be fueling up. Additionally, it is important to consume some protein in this period. Another thing you need to avoid during those few days before the marathon is anything high in fiber, or any food that could cause gas or causes stomach upset.

The best foods to eat are pasta, pizza, bread, cereal pizza, bagels, pizza.

The two days leading up to the race is the time to make sure that you’re properly fueled. This may be the day you have your massive “carbo-loading” meal. Two days prior, you want to be making sure you drink water throughout the day to be properly hydrated, and getting a good night’s rest.

On the day before race day you want to make sure that you are still drinking fluids and eating a variety of complex carbs. In this day, 75% of your calories should be made up of carbs. You should have your normal three meals and some small snacks during the course of the day. You should be finished with the last meal at around 6:00 so that it can be digested before you go to bed.

The morning of race day, you must be eating breakfast around 1 – 1 1/2 hours before the start of the race. It should be something that will help you get fueled for the race – however, nothing heavy or big. The food should contain carbohydrates as well as some protein. My suggestion is a power bar, which always works for me! Other options include cereal as well as oatmeal or bagel sandwiches with peanut butter. Make sure that what you consume is something you’ve eaten prior to starting running. It is important that you don’t do any experimentation on race day.

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