By Lauren Hannaford, NAB RunWest Nutrition partner
It’s the night before the big day and you might be wondering ‘What should I have for dinner?’
It’s important to fuel your body the night before to make sure you have sufficient energy for the amount of exercise that you will be doing. Especially if it’s more exercise than you would do on your usual Sunday morning.
Having said that you don’t want to go overboard either and eat too much and end up feeling sluggish and heavy the next day. You still want to wake up and feel hungry for breakfast.
It’s all about what you eat and not how much you eat.
My go-to recommendation would be to keep it simple and have some good old spaghetti bolognese or another pasta dish that you like to ensure you are having some carbs and protein.
If you aren’t a big fan of pasta then go for some brown rice, chicken and veggies.
For vegetarian options substitute the chicken with some lentils or chickpeas or a nice simple pasta with pesto is always a good alternative.
Last but not least, hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!!! Drink lots of water in the days leading up to race day. We aren’t in the middle of Summer any more but we are still having some very hot days that have been really muggy. When the humidity is high you sweat more which means you are losing more water than usual so it’s really important that you stay hydrated.
I can’t wait to see you on the day, energised and hydrated! 🙂 Loz. Xx
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