Fueling is an important part of any race prep! Here's what to eat before your next half marathon:

Fueling is an important part of any race prep! Here's what to eat before your next half marathon:

Fueling is a key to any successful race. What you choose to put in your body, even a week before the race, can help you run your best possible race and aid in recovery. If you have a race coming up–the Women’s Running Series event in St. Petersburg is only eight days away!–you should be thinking about what to eat before, during and after. Don’t wait until the day before the big race to start thinking about fueling your body. Instead, start adding extra calories to your meals in the week leading up to the half marathon. A mix of both carbs and protein is important. Starting a race with a full store of carbs can improve performance and endurance so make sure to fill up on grains, starchy vegetables and fruits the week before the race. Also, as you consume more food during the week before the race, your protein levels should also increase as your portions become larger. Many ...

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