What to eat before a half marathon?
March 14, 2007 12:06 AM Subscribe
I am running my first half marathon in April and I don't know what to eat. What should I eat the night/morning of?
posted by bigcheesegump to health & fitness (14 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I have been training for a half marathon for about 6 months now and feel pretty confident stamina and muscle wise. The one concern I have is what to eat.
I have tried a variety of things but nothing seems to settle well. I don't like Power Bars or Gu, so I would rather have a traditional type breakfast. If I have eggs or cereal it feels heavy while running.
Also, the night before there is a carbo load dinner which I will be attending but the only thing I am afraid of is eating too much! (Italians can't resist pasta) How much and what should I eat?