What To Avoid Before Running

5 Things You Need To Avoid Doing Before Running A Marathon

Many people like to run and they spend months training for the marathon. However, one question tends to remain in most people’s mind: what they should eat before the marathon. While you might read a few opinions where they state that you shouldn’t eat at all, make sure that you disregard it. After all, you’ll be spending a lot of energy and you need to make sure that your body is able to respond to it.

So, here are 5 things that you need to avoid doing before running the marathon as well as what you should actually do:

#1: Eating a lot of pasta

Many people think they need a high degree of carbs before they run the marathon. So, they eat a lot of carbs on the night before. However, this will probably lead you to an unwanted result: your body won’t be able to process so many carbs. And instead of running the next day, you’ll be going to the bathroom every few miles. So, what you should do is eat more carbs than normal in the previous days of the marathon but not too many.

#2: Drinking a lot of water

When you drink a lot of water before the running the marathon, you’ll feel bloated. Plus, the minerals that are responsible for the best muscle contraction will be diluted, meaning that you may experience more cramping or weakness than usual. What you should do is to drink enough liquids to remain hydrated. These include water, juice, sports drink, tea, and coffee. In the morning of the race, drink about 16 ounces of water about 3 hours before and one cup before the marathon starts.

#3: Eating a lot of fiber

When you are training for the marathon, you were probably eating a lot of whole grains, beans, and cruciferous vegetables. In case your body is already used to them, you can absolutely have them on the night before. However, if you’re not used to them just cut off all the fiber 3 days before the race.

#4: Skipping breakfast:

Even though you’re feeling too anxious or nervous about the marathon, you just can’t run without a good breakfast. This is what will help your blood sugar levels to remain steady as well as it will provide you with the energy that you need.

#5: Trying something new or different:

Don’t take the night before the marathon to try out new dishes. You never know how they will affect you. Keep eating the same things you are used to eating.


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