Pre-race meals could impact your running time

Posted at 4:00 PM, May 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-27 18:00:04-04

The Bolder Boulder is just days away. Even after weeks of training for the big race, there are still some things you can do to get ready for the race.

"I would say practicing anything you want to do on race day," registered dietician Laren Ott told Denver7.

She says you should avoid carbo-loading or eating a bunch of sugary energy supplements in the days before the race.

As for Monday morning, Ott suggests eating about two hours before your run.

"I love to do a big bowl of oatmeal, egg whites, maybe a little bit of peanut butter."

Exercise physiologist Shanon Squires says when you get to the start line, instead of stretching, you should warm-up. Take eight to ten minutes to get your heart rate going, then take a five minute break.

Then try some low squats and leg extensions before the starter's gun goes off for your wave.


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