It’s a great question and a runners diet in the week before a marathon is a very important part of success on race day.
A lot of people make the same mistake in how they eat before a marathon — they wait until the night before the race to eat their big meal.
GOAL. Gain 2 pounds per week.
The foods you choose to eat on race day is very important, but your diet in the days before your race can also impact your run.
Ten days before a marathon, your training is essentially done, with just one run of 8-10 miles at a moderate pace, plus a handful of shorter runs, left.
Keep eating a balanced diet the week before marathon. Don’t try any new diets or foods. Be sure to eat the recommended amounts of proteins, carbs and fats and be eating lots of fruits and vegetables, those complex carbohydrates.
What I Eat The Week Before A Marathon: 1. Bananas!!! “One banana a day keeps the cramps away.”
Start planning what foods you need to pack or pick up at a local market to prep the final few days of taper week.
1. Stick to your eating normal routine- It’s so tempting the week before a half to change everything you’ve been doing to
Worried about what to eat and when to run the week before a marathon?