Here’s a look at how pro runners fuel before, during and after a race.
The 2007 world champs bronze medalist and 33-year-old Nike Oregon Track Club runner spends the week leading up to a marathon hydrating and building carb stores with plain white foods. Here’s what she ate before, during and after taking third at the 2012 U.S. Olympic marathon trials:
- Rolls, rice, chicken and grilled vegetables
- Banana, instant apple-cinnamon oatmeal, a couple of cups of coffee
- Nutrilite ROC2O mix of 8 grams of carbs per 8 ounces (she took four ounces per water bottle)
- Sports drink and water
- Three hours after: club sandwich