What To Eat Before and After a Race. I’ve generally taken guidance from two books regarding race nutrition, Core Performance Endurance and The Paleo Diet for Athletes , both of which go into far more detail than I do here.
If you have a race coming up, you should be thinking about what to eat before, during and after. Don’t wait until the day before the big race to start thinking about fueling your body. Instead, start adding extra calories to your meals in the week leading up to the half marathon.
Diet Hours Before the Race. You should eat your last meal three to four hours before you start your half-marathon.
Fuel your body properly so that it’s prepared to take you to 13.1! Here’s what to eat before a half marathon.
Do you usually eat pizza the night before your long runs? Have that pizza the night before a half not a brand new “healthy” chicken recipe.
Weeks of preparation can all be for naught if you flake the morning of. But if you fuel up properly before reaching the starting line, your body will be primed to perform optimally — maybe even giving you a better time than you had planned. So, what’s the best thing to eat before running a half-marathon?
1. One Week Before. It is no secret that the consumption of high-carbohydrate foods is essential pre-race.
Brian asks: I'm getting ready to run a half marathon this weekend. If I need to carb-load, what should I consume before the start of the race, and how do I fuel to avoid hitting the wall mid-race?
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What to Eat Before Your Half Marathon - Women's Running. womensrunning.competitor.com.