Nutrition for SBI Green Marathon Runner 2019 - 20
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Nutrition for SBI Green Marathon Runner

Tasmiya Wadhia

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Now that you have done signing up the SBI Green Marathon, you should now focus on your nutrition for the big day. Eating the right foods before a running event and fueling up with right during your race is one of the key elements in ensuring that all the hard training you’ve done will pay off. Nutrition is important whether you’re running 5K, 10K or a marathon. A proper plan on what to eat on race day can give a big boost to your performance. 

NUTRITION FOR SBI GREEN MARATHON RUNNER
WHAT DOES YOUR BODY NEED ON THE BIG DAY?

LOADS OF CARBS:

Carbohydrates are stored in the liver and the muscles. These glycogen stores are the body’s most easily accessible form of energy. To ensure that your glycogen stores are as full as possible when you start the event, you can try carbo-loading. It means that you’ll eat more carbs than normal for one or two days. It’s wise to do the loading a few days before the race. Eat as you would normally on the last day before the event. Don’t go overboard and throw together a last-minute carbohydrate bonanza because you don’t want extra waste in your digestive system when you start the run.

● PRE-RACE MEAL 3–4 HOURS BEFORE THE RACE:

On race day, it's good to eat the last meal 3-5 hours before the start. No meal is more important than this. Having it right will ensure you are ready to do your best but having the wrong foods or eating a meal at the wrong time may ruin your race.

The purpose of this meal is to fill up your liver glycogen after an overnight fast and to keep up your blood sugar level. This is why the meal should consist mostly of carbs. Also remember: Choose easy-to-digest foods that you’re familiar with.

Typical pre-race meal foods include white bread and honey, eggs, oatmeal or low-fiber cereals, bananas, yogurt, and juice. Remember to drink if you feel thirsty or even a little bit more than usual. If the day is hot, add a little salt to your meal.
NUTRITION FOR SBI GREEN MARATHON RUNNER
To enhance your energy levels, Fast&Up Activate is highly suggested. This supplement is tailored with a blend of performance-boosting ingredients like L-Arginine which has the potential effect to increase vasodilation and improve exercise performance.

DURING THE MARATHON:

When you run a marathon or half-marathon, you should also eat carbs during the race. Even a small amount will boost your endurance by giving fuel to your body as well as by picking up your nervous system.

You can get the carbs from energy gels. Solid foods are usually not a good option, so go for the bananas and energy gels but only if you feel really exhausted and hungry.

Tip: FREQUENT HYDRATION GIVES YOU AN EXTRA BOOST

Have a shot of coffee in the morning or have a glass of Fast&Up Reload that will provide you with an instant physical boost while reducing fatigue. In addition to that, it will also replenish your electrolyte level along with a reduction in muscle exhaustion and muscle soreness.
NUTRITION FOR SBI GREEN MARATHON RUNNER
● WHAT TO EAT AFTER YOUR RACE

Make sure you fuel up in the right order: first liquids, then purees, and then solid foods! This way you ensure your body recovers as fast as possible. Click here to know more about marathon hydration.

Tip: Instead of gulping down water straight after the race, quench your thirst by drinking Fast&Up Recover. Packed with 20 Amino Acids, the supplement helps to heal and repair muscles post running and workout, both.
NUTRITION FOR SBI GREEN MARATHON RUNNER
We hope this article was helpful. To all those who are yet to participate in the SBI Green Marathon, click here to register!

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