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What should you not do before a marathon?
Last Updated: 24th May, 2020
- Over or under hydrate. As you know, drinking enough water before a race is very important for your performance and health.
- Make changes to your routine.
- Eat too much fibre.
- Get overexcited.
- Just show up.
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Also asked, what should I do before marathon?
Drink a big glass of water before you go to bed the night before race day. Drink another one first thing in the morning. Eat a simple, high-carbohydrate breakfast several hours before the start of the race. Bagels, oatmeal, bars and fruit all work well.
Additionally, what should I eat 2 days before a marathon? Start eating small meals every 2-3 hours, but after lunch, cut out red meat, fried foods, dairy products, fats, nuts, and roughage. You should only be consuming light, digestible foods like energy bars, bread, and small sandwiches. Keep drinking water and electrolyte beverages and avoid salty and high fiber foods.
Likewise, what should I eat night before marathon?
While some runners will eat nothing but rice for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you don't have to be so stringent. Oatmeal, bread, tortillas, pancakes, waffles, bagels, and yogurt are all easy-to-digest options. Just be sure not to stuff yourself at dinner the night before a race.
Should you warm up before a marathon?
The warm-up for a marathon starts hours before you cross the starting line. You should be up at least 2.5 hours before your race. Yes, I know this might be very early, but losing an hour of sleep won't negatively impact your performance.