Running a marathon is not child’s play. It is important to train well before the marathon as well as watch what you eat and keep fit. Here are a few quick tips on what to eat in the days leading up to the Marathon:
High Carb, Low Fat: Go far high-carbohydrate foods like cereals, breads, fruits and vegetables. Don’t consume excessively fatty foods – you will end having more fat than fuel in your body.
Drink plenty of fluids.
Don’t experiment with foods or diets that you have not tried before. Stick to the foods that you are used to eating, but cut down the fatty ones.
The night before the race, eat a bit more than usual, but not too much. It helps.
Eat a familiar breakfast one or two hours before the start of the race. Pasta is considered one of the best breakfasts to have before a marathon – but don’t have it if you are not already used to the food.
Drink lots of fluids on the Marathon morning. Tank up again about 15 minutes before the gun.
A cup of coffee in the morning usually helps if you are used to it, but too much caffeine can lead to water loss. Watch it.
And oh, don’t forget to put that smile to your lips all the time!