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IAMAGEMLOVER's Photo IAMAGEMLOVER Posts: 28,253
9/25/13 7:33 P

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Not a runner but good luck in the race.

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Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

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My name is Bonnie I live in CT, EST.

I lost 122 pounds and have maintained it since 12/28/12.

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9/24/13 6:59 P

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I'm pretty much with the others. Pre-HM I taper for a couple of weeks. I do try to make sure I'm well hydrated the day before the HM, and I do take on the road nutrition, Gu or Gel, or Shot Blox, that I use at about mile 8. I try to make dinner the night before "not too heavy" but carb-laden.

You might need more on the road nutrition, since you are a faster runner than I, probably using more calories.

You'll find what works for you... some of what I do, I found out "accidentally".

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9/24/13 12:29 P

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For anything up to half-marathon I have not found the need to eat anything different. I will put an electrolyte tablet in my water (nuun brand) and they help. I also eat something a little more salty (sea salt that has minerals) on the morning of the race to keep my body from dumping potassium or too much water.
For a half marathon I taper the last two weeks, mostly the last two weeks, with only a few miles two days before the race. Below that I don't worry too much and go by what feels good.
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9/24/13 8:04 A

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It really depends upon the length of the race. For a 5K, I don't really do anything different than any other day except if it is VERY hot and then I try to hydrate more. For a 10K, I'll add a few more carbs at breakfast, 2 hours or so before the race. For distance races (half-marathon), I up my carbs for the two to three days prior and on race morning and extra hydration. I don't try to eat too much extra that morning since it really won't process through in time to be used for energy for the race, but I DO take a gel just before the start and then another gel every 45 mins or so of running time.
So far as movement or fitness the day before, I do some extra GENTLE stretching and a good walk - for a couple to few miles.

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9/24/13 7:42 A

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Running friends, what do you eat before a race? What is your exercise regime the days before a race? Thanks!

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