A question that I am asked regularly is “What should I eat before a marathon?”. In this article I answer that question for you.
In the days leading up to your race ensure you eat only foods which you know are OK for you. The last thing you want to do is eat a “new” food and end up with an upset stomach. An upset stomach will give you discomfort and may cause diarrhoea which will will be very inconvient, will sap your energy reserves and your race will be over before it even begins.
In general terms you should eat a well balanced diet containing about 70% complex carbohydrate to ensure you have adequate energy supplies going in to your body. Don’t over do it on any one type of food, as you want to start your race feeling settled not only in your mind but in your body as well. Your digestive system should be in tip top condition and as ready for the race as your legs.
There's a Lot More Where That Came From…
This article is a condensed snippet taken from Nick Mitchell’s information-packed manual How to Run a Marathon. Your essential manual to enable you to run a successful marathon includes training schedules, advice on everything you can think of and lots you probably haven’t even thought of! You need this manual if you want to cross the marathon finish line with energy to spare, in a personal best finishing time and with a big smile on your face.
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