28 Nov '14, 7am

Sidestep these common race-day mistakes so you're ready to go hard.

Whether you're running a 5-K or a marathon , the food you eat and the fluids you drink on race day can make or break your performance. Runners know this, of course. But maybe because of the hectic mornings, the rush of endorphins, or the confusing calorie math, mistakes happen. Race-day fueling is a tricky subject, says Lauren Antonucci, R.D.N., C.S.S.D., owner of Nutrition Energy in New York City and nutrition consultant for the New York Road Runners: On one hand, anything new or different is bad; on the other, you can't just eat like usual. "What's healthiest on a normal day probably won't earn you your best race," says Antonucci. "You have to suspend some of your normal health rules, which is hard to do." Since every race scenario is different, having experience doesn't necessarily mean you're immune to questionable food-and-drink decisions. The best way to foolproof yo...

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