The Do’s And Don’ts Of Marathon Nutrition

WCCO | CBS Minnesota

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — All this week, we’re looking at what it takes to get ready to run in a race like the Twin Cities Marathon. It’s tough to run 26.2 miles and requires proper training in every aspect, not just running.

Training for these races is not something you can do in just one week. While folks are training their bodies, we found out that they should also be training their nutrition.

We spoke with a registered dietitian who also runs half and full marathons to find out the dos and don’ts of race-day eating.

Christina Meyer-Jax said that week before a big race, you have to be intentional about what you’re putting in your body. A week before is when you really start thinking about the race, she said, so hydration is key. You want to make sure you’re getting enough carbohydrates and that…

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