Race Day Nutrition

Race Day Nutrition: Ready. Set. NUTRITION.

When preparing for a big race, meal planning is a must!  The morning of your race you want to feel well trained and well fueled.  Here are simple tips for using nutrition to improve your race day.  We call it Race Day Nutrition!

  • The morning of your race you should choose foods that are routine on training days so you know how your body will respond to them. This allows you to avoid the possibility of digestive distress.
  • It is beneficial for your breakfast to include a complex carbohydrate and protein to provide you with adequate energy throughout the race.
  • You should eat your breakfast 2-3 hours before the race. With this amount of time, you will be able to eat slowly allowing your food to settle.
  • Consume approximately 16 oz. of water 1-2 hours before the race.  This is just enough water to keep you hydrated without leaving you bloated.

Example breakfast:

race day nutritionToast or half a bagel with peanut butter

16 oz. of water