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Marathon Food planning

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Dec 2019
6:15pm, 4 Dec 2019
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Some people do the starvation and overload thing in the few days leading up to the race. For training, it's important to get enough fuel. I don't know how much validity there is in the theories about training yourself to use fat more efficiently, but it's an interesting idea. I do a bit of eating during long runs (and half-marathon warm-up races) basically as practice for race day. But that's a different thing from the more general question you are asking. I do aim to gradually drop weight during the training period, cos I've usually got a bit of spare at the start :-)

Thinking of trying beetroot this time, mostly because of winning a large bottle of the stuff at an event over the summer (ok, it was my wife who won it, but she doesn't want to try it). I think it's supposed to be taken shortly before events and perhaps also tough training sessions.
Dec 2019
6:23pm, 4 Dec 2019
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Beetroot juice would firmly scupper my marathon plans by the effect it would have on my gut!
Dec 2019
6:39pm, 4 Dec 2019
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I take beetroot shots or beetroot juice for longer races. Kinda bizarre peeing post race.

Nae idea if it works😀
Dec 2019
8:36pm, 4 Dec 2019
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I know a few folk that have experienced the post beetroot shot pee.

Jda, thanks for the input. I'm generally fit n healthy, if carrying a little extra too.

Think it'll be a case of researching healthy eating, but watching calorie intake too to make sure I'm getting enough.

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