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Posted May 16, 2023 by Michelle Boltz, MS, RD, CSSD, LD
You woke up early and followed our tips for what to eat before a race. Now your race has started – see what to eat and drink during a marathon. We’ll see you at the finish line!
Some examples include:
Hydration is key. Every 15 minutes or so, take a few sips. It is recommended to drink about 0.4-0.8 liter per hour.
In order to replace electrolytes lost in sweat (mainly sodium), sports drinks are a good option.
Continue consuming foods you have previously tried during training. You never know if a new food or liquid will agree with your stomach.
Stick to these tips from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dietitians of Canada, and ACSM.