BB17 Week 8: Deciding what to eat before running the Bolder Boulder

Posted at 7:00 AM, May 07, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. -- New BolderBOULDER runners may have some anxiety on what they should eat the morning of a race. 

BolderBOULDER co-founder and Olympic Gold Medalist Frank Shorter says a good rule of thumb is to eat a well balance light meal three hours before you run. This could be something like a cup of coffee, toast, oatmeal with some peanut butter, a glass of orange juice and a banana, or a Clif Bar.

Staying hydrated is always important. You shouldn’t skimp on water the days leading up to a race.

Frank also says the night before you race make sure you keep it normal. Eat a meal slightly higher in carbs but one you know your body will tolerate well.  

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