Pre-race Fuel

The morning before your race, you will want to make sure you fuel properly. The most important advice for a pre-race meal is don't try anything new! This goes for the days leading up to and the day of your race - you should be eating whatever you have enjoyed the night before and morning of your training runs. The ideal pre-race meal is light and easy to digest, and consumed approximately 2 to 3 hours before the race begins. Try an energy bar designed especially for athletes, such as Picky Bars, that contains easily digestible carbohydrates and small amounts of protein and fat.

Other good options for race morning:

  • Toast with a small amount of peanut butter
  • Half a bagel with peanut butter
  • Oatmeal with dried fruit
  • Half a banana
  • Stay hydrated - drink lots of water or an electrolyte enhanced sports drink!

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