What should you be eating before and after race day? Check out these nutrition tips from Womens Running, the Official Magazine of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series!
1. 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. A mix of both carbs and protein is important.”
2. During the race, it is recommended that you consume 30-60 grams of carbs per hour.
“Suggested energy foods to eat during the race include bananas, orange slices, energy, granola or fig bars, dried fruit and even LifeSavers, Sweet Tarts and gummy bear candies.”
3. Following the race, make sure to get a mix of high-carb and moderate-protein into your body as quickly as possible.
” Good food choices at the finish line should contain both simple carbohydrates for quick energy and complex carbohydrates to level out your insulin levels.”
For the complete article, visit WomensRunning.com here.