What to eat the week of a half-marathon?
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Posted by HebertFest08 on 11/23 at 9:12 am to Martini
Sorry for the hydrating remark.... I meant don't over hydrate. If you already drink water on a regular basis you shouldn't have a problem. If its a worth a shite race they will have plenty of water stations and you should be able to switch b/w water and some type of Gatorade style drink. Another tip is, don't use the energy gels and other forms of energy during the race if you haven't yet. Could also upset the stomach.


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Posted by Martini on 11/23 at 10:20 am to HebertFest08
I thought that's what you meant. Most people don't pay attention to hydration as a whole. It doesn't start the morning of a race, it should be a conscious part of everyone's lifestyle.


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Posted by djrunner on 11/23 at 10:58 am to Martini
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Sure you do. Eat the leftover turkey and eat some good pastas. And not sure about the don't worry about hydrating because that's not correct. But hydration is a constant and should be an everyday thing not drink a gallon of water just before the race. This will ensure cramps and need for urinating. Carry a small bag of almonds or a gel pack or two. Half marathon is quite a run for a lot of people. I did one a decade ago and my wife runs them pretty regular.


None of this. You don't really want a lot of complex carbs right before you run. Eat a lot of fruit and fruit juices up to the day before. Carb up but not on Pasta's and rice the day before.
Go to runners.com or go see Jenny at Varsity sports if you want a more in depth break down.



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Posted by Martini on 11/23 at 11:04 am to djrunner
What do you carb up on?


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Posted by djrunner on 11/23 at 11:21 am to Martini
Red beans no rice is what I have the night before with an apple. I give myself 12 hours before race time. Lots of fruit the week before. A little pasta wouldn't hurt but that would not be my focus.


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Posted by Martini on 11/23 at 1:24 pm to djrunner
Interesting. Never would have thought about red beans. Been a long time since I was a runner and when I did it was all about pasta.

Those were the days when Jenny Peters was running around BR with some kind of oxygen tank to prep for some race. Did she try the ironman at one point or was that Jan Ripple?



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Posted by djrunner on 11/23 at 3:57 pm to Martini
I am not sure if she did or not Martini.
The newer philosophy's I have read lean more to easily digestible meals the day before a race and tons of fruit/ fruit juices and water as well as over salting your food race week.



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Posted by Bunsbert Montcroff on 11/23 at 9:10 pm to Martini
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Interesting. Never would have thought about red beans. Been a long time since I was a runner and when I did it was all about pasta.

i shite bricks when i eat red beans and rice 2-3 nights before a long run.

the OP can load up the week before with complex carbs to top off his glycogen stores but on the night before the run refined carbs might be best.



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Posted by chesty on 11/24 at 9:23 am to Bunsbert Montcroff
Thanks guys, I guess I'll just kill the left overs and drink plenty of water, and toss in fruit and yogurt for snacks. I'm running the BR beach half-marathon dec 1.


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Posted by Martini on 11/24 at 9:25 am to chesty
Good luck. Let us know how you do and if you shite on yourself.


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Posted by chesty on 11/24 at 2:44 pm to Martini
Will do


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