So, my race for life is tomorrow...

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never done anything like it before, have been training for it so i feel confident ill do it fine BUT im just wandering how i should prepare my body food wise? what should i eat tonight before i sleep and in the morning before i race? and what time periods should i eat them at.. EG 2 hours before the race etc..

thanks

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good luck, hope everything goes well

I thought Race for Life was for women only??

Eat carbs.........rice, pasta, spuds etc.

Syzable

I thought Race for Life was for women only??Eat carbs.........rice, … I thought Race for Life was for women only??Eat carbs.........rice, pasta, spuds etc.



Same thoughts as me, have fun fella.

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Yes maybe it is, im not sure we have just been referring to it as that as its not a marathon its not 26miles. my top says ''raise it, run it, beat it'' if that help and is for cancer.

Thanks sassie and yeah i was just wandering about times of eating really sy. i have plenty of pasta etc.

I''m not sure on eating times i'm afraid but good luck for tomorrow and a great cause mate.

Take on plenty fluids, before and after. And enjoy it, good luck

Eat bananas to avoid cramp, full of potassium. I think it's around 2-3 hours before running. Good luck!

goodluck DG a worthy cause obv.

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Banana79

Eat bananas to avoid cramp, full of potassium. I think it's around 2-3 … Eat bananas to avoid cramp, full of potassium. I think it's around 2-3 hours before running. Good luck!



Bananas yes? ok
thanks charlie..

if anyone else has some advice all welcome

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race for life is like 5k, not something you really need to train for

Everyone is different but what works for me for fast 10k's and half marathons...

You ideally should have been carb loading for a couple of days but have a good quality carb meal tonight(pasta or jacket potato or something non refined) and some carbs in the morning a couple of hours before the run such as porridge and you will be fine....keep swigging water for the rest of the day but don't go overboard tomorrow before the race or you will be running to the bog all the time.

Try not to eat anything too different or it may upset your system.

Enjoy it,don't be afraid to walk for a bit if its your first time

Good Luck & have a fun day x

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boothy

Everyone is different but what works for me for fast 10k's and half … Everyone is different but what works for me for fast 10k's and half marathons...You ideally should have been carb loading for a couple of days but have a good quality carb meal tonight(pasta or jacket potato or something non refined) and some carbs in the morning a couple of hours before the run such as porridge and you will be fine....keep swigging water for the rest of the day but don't go overboard tomorrow before the race or you will be running to the bog all the time.Try not to eat anything too different or it may upset your system.Enjoy it,don't be afraid to walk for a bit if its your first time



Okay mate will do, i have a nice meal i can make tonight with pasta.
So in the morning nothing to heavy then, maybe just a bowl of porridge and some fruit? i didnt know if it was best to eat some pasta before the race, ill just stick to what you have said.

cheers

DangerGod

Okay mate will do, i have a nice meal i can make tonight with pasta.So in … Okay mate will do, i have a nice meal i can make tonight with pasta.So in the morning nothing to heavy then, maybe just a bowl of porridge and some fruit? i didnt know if it was best to eat some pasta before the race, ill just stick to what you have said.cheers




Have some fruit if you need it but no need to go mad....basically carbs are a slow release form of energy...as long as you have enough in you system to get you through you will be fine...its only when your body starts burning fat as energy that you will slow down and start to feel like crap.

Don't have anything too heavy,don't bigger then normal portions either,be sure to have a good brad pitt before the race as well

Most important thing is too relax.

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Done it in 51mins, was 10k. overall happy with it

DangerGod

Done it in 51mins, was 10k. overall happy with it



Nice one. Well done mate.

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thanks mate! home in time for united aswell :P

Be interesting how they bounce back from all this Rooney saga now it's done and dusted and whether it gives them a lift as they've been rather poor of late.

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yeah mate im thinking draw tbh.

Well done
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