Fruit Load

  • great-pre-race-foods-fruitBananas,
  • Oranges,
  • Apples,
  • or Grapes

Fruits are important to include in your daily diet, and they come in handy, especially before and during the race day. Be sure to eat at least 3 portions of fruits a day, for at least 2 days before the race, and they are even perfect to eat during race day. The fruits mentioned are usually the most recommended for races given that they are high in sugar and fiber, both of which help your muscles recover and boost your energy levels. Fruits are excellent to munch on before the race because they are light on the stomach, but prevent you from running on an empty stomach. During the race, fruits are a great source of natural sugars that can keep you feeling good during the race. But remember, always try things like this during your training; you need to make sure that your body doesn't react wrong and find which fruits work best for you. Portions must be controlled, you must not run on a full stomach because it can give you a stomachache. Be sure to eat the right amount that will give you the boost that you need to keep going.