It’s race day and you’re contemplating what to eat for breakfast. There are two major mistakes that people make with their meal choice before a marathon. There are those who choose to go without breakfast because they don’t want to upset their stomach, or get weighed down by a meal. Others over do it, and eat too much because they feel they need it with how much running they’re about to endure.
Here’s the key in picking your pre-race meal. It should be enough to leave you feeling satisfied, but not too much to have you feeling full. Being properly fueled can make a huge impact on how your race results.
Two important things you want to include in your meal are carbohydrates and proteins to give you energy and fill you up. Here are some great pre-race foods to pair together from your Portland personal trainer.
1. Egg whites on a piece of whole wheat toast
2. Peanut butter on a whole grain bagel
3. Oatmeal with almonds
The biggest thing you want to keep in mind is to stay away from foods you’ve never tried before. You’re not sure how your body will react to a new item so it’s best to leave that out of your race day regimen.