27 Sep '12, 3pm

Q: "I'm running my first half. What should I eat before it?" A: #runningtips

I am running my first half-marathon in three days. I am as nervous about the distance as I am about what to eat before my run on Sunday morning. Should I plan on pasta for lunch and dinner each meal leading up to Sunday? Should I include protein like chicken? Should I carry with me a carb-enriched drink? Any suggestions for the morning of my race? I'm scared to death of needing a porta-potty during the race and have none provided. –Gordon Gordon- Congratulations to you! Your first half-marathon is very exciting! Pre-race nerves are all part of the process and completely normal, so try and enjoy the race prep as best you can. Let's break it down... First, your pre-race breakfast should be exactly the same as what you have eaten before your longer weekend training runs. The typical choices are toast or half a bagel with some peanut butter, washed down with some water, coffee...

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