With just six weeks until the Vermont City Marathon, the dietitians at Hannaford have provided us with some great tips to help you prepare for your race. This guide includes information about how to ensure you are receiving enough calories, carbohydrates, and protein to fuel for your marathon. The guide also includes a customized nutrition plan, examples of pre-workout and recovery snacks, as well as tips to ensure hydration.
Fueling Your Marathon
Preparing your body to endure a 26.2 mile run requires disciplined training, nutritious foods, and some extra fuel as you extend your training runs. While seasoned runners have a good idea of their calorie needs, those new to the sport will probably experience some calorie cravings!
Read more to learn about calorie intake and how to design a balanced diet plan.
Marathon Training Nutrition Schedule
Most would agree that running on either a full stomach or after a few hours of fasting is not the best way to train for a marathon. While science backs many sports nutrition recommendations, it’s also highly individualized.
Read more to learn how to customize your own nutrition plan in order to properly fuel before, during, and after your workout.