Marathon Nutrition: Fueling for Training and Race Day

WRITTEN BY: Sports Medicine
Sunday, February 21st, 2016

When you’re training for a marathon or any endurance event, proper nutrition is more important than ever. Learning how to fuel your body is just as important as lacing up your shoes and can make or break your training. It’s also important to use your training cycle to figure out what works and what doesn’t work for your body so you don’t run into any surprises on race day. We’ve compiled some recipes and marathon nutrition tips to help you get started!

In this article you’ll learn:

  • Recipes for energy and recovery
  • How to fuel yourself even if you are on a special diet
  • General Q&A on marathon nutrition from our experts
  • Common nutrition tips for runners
  • Nutrition tips for Race Day

Sports Medicine

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