It’s Race Week – Part 2 (Diet)

Our race week prep shouldn’t tremendously deviate from our training: consistency is very important for runners.  We want to perform our best and know why we’re performing the way we are.  Eat and drink as usual, even a little more!  If you think you need an extra serving of spaghetti or fruit, don’t hesitate.  It’s more glycogen for our bodies for the race!  And remember to drink plenty of water through the week!  You’re almost there, now’s not the time to go out with friends because you have more time on your hands. Carb up, but keep good practices.  If we continue to eat the same amount of food, but run less, we’re actually carbing up by virtue of burning off fewer carbs.  So, we don’t necessarily feel the need to dramatically increase the amount of food we consume.