Counting Down to LLM 2018

Best Food for Marathoners

The hardest part of your half or full marathon training is over, but what you do during the day before your race can make or break your race. Follow these tips to make sure you avoid making mistakes that will cost you valuable time or cause discomfort during your half or full marathon.

Eat Plenty of Carbohydrates

As you've been doing before your long training runs, you should be eating about 65-70% of your calories from carbs in the days leading up to your race. Don't stuff yourself at dinner the night before. Carbo-loading does not mean that you should eat three plates of pasta for dinner. As many runners like to say, "Too much 'loading' can lead to 'unloading' during the race." Eat amounts of food that you would normally eat.



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