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Posted May 30, 2023 by Michelle Boltz, MS, RD, CSSD, LD
Congratulations! You’ve finished the race, and now it is time to rehydrate and refuel. Below are some post-race nutrition tips.
These tips are according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dietitians of Canada, and ACSM.
Rehydrate your body with about 16-24 oz. of fluid for every pound lost.
Consuming carbohydrates will help replace glycogen levels. Protein will help to repair and rebuild muscle.
Some examples of carb and protein combinations include:
Salty foods provide electrolytes that were lost in sweat.
Some examples include:
Your body just completed 26.2 miles of extremely grueling work. That is an incredible accomplishment! Follow these post-marathon tips to help replenish and refuel so you can safely celebrate your victory.