The two most important things besides training is what you put into your body. Although I am the first to admit that I enjoy my weekends & am not strict on dieting Friday through Sunday, I know that I need to keep my body as fueled up as possible around race time.
Here are my top 5 rules for fueling your body
First rule – Don’t starve yourself, it will only hurt you in the long run (pun intended)
Second rule – The entire day before, drink at least eight 8oz glasses of water
Third rule – Carbs really are your friend. The night before, I like to eat a light pasta dish with fresh veggies and some sea food.
Fourth rule – On the morning of the race, eat Oatmeal. This has been the best meal before any race I have done. It is mild enough and doesn’t slosh around in your stomach.
Fifth rule -You don’t only fuel your body with food, but your brain needs inspirational fuel. During the race, smile. It helps, I swear.