thanks y'all, this is great advice. Normally, my energy level is through the roof with low carb, but I have noticed that I have struggled my last few runs, so I think I do need to up my carb intake a bit. And I LOVE bananas!
6/19/13 1:08 P
Not an expert but have done some 5Ks. I usually have a banana about an hour or 2 before the race. And maybe a little extra good carbs the afternoon and evening before. Fruits. Whole grain stuff. Plenty of fluids! Good luck on the race!
This Saturday, I will be running my first 5K. I am very excited and although I know I may not be able to run the whole entire way yet, I have come very far in my training. Six months ago, I wouldn't have run 5 yards, much less 5K!
My question is about eating to prepare for success. I'm a low carb eater. I have been very successful with it, so far I have lost 52 pounds. My skin has cleared and I have tons of energy, and symptoms of my Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome have virtually disappeared.
I think that I should eat a few more carbs in preparation for my big run, but I don't know how many carbs I need or when I should eat them for most effect. Should I have them at dinner the night before? Is a small bowl of pasta or the carbs in a hamburger bun enough? Any feedback would be very much appreciated.
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