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This blog is about running. So what’s more appropriate than what to eat before, during, and after a race?
[cyclingTips]: Try to finish your breakfast 2-3 hours before the race-start. Eat too soon before the race (especially since your first event is the run) and there’s a good chance you’ll feel sick.
-Eat foods that you’ve eaten before harder runs or workouts. -Don’t try new foods, now is not the time to experiment. -Drink plenty of water, ALWAYS a good idea whether you’re a runner or not!
This gets the engine running, and your body will thank you for a bit of fuel to start the run. Here are some ideas for pre-race fuel that you should have two hours before the start of the race: Oatmeal, black coffee, 1/2 banana, and water.
Other runners can eat within an hour of a hard run with no adverse side effects.
Pamela Nisevich Bede MS, RD, CSSD, LD is a nutrition consultant with Swim, Bike, Run, Eat!
Most runners I know will eat their breakfast about 2 hours before the race's start time, to be sure they won't be running with a heavy stomach.
Even if you only jog the occasional few miles, you've likely heard about marathoners carb-loading before a race or long run.
Most people are confused about what to eat before running. The best thing to do would be to avoid experimenting with any new foods. Also avoid eating large meals 2 to 3 hours before the race.