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I made a decision to “run” the LA Marathon this coming March and I am currently training for it. I recently completed my first half-marathon utilizing 2 bananas and about a liter of Water to power me through. I know thats not going to work for the marathon and I am here asking for suggestions on fueling during the race.

Thanks in advance.

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6 hours ago, jmw1976 said:

I made a decision to “run” the LA Marathon this coming March and I am currently training for it. I recently completed my first half-marathon utilizing 2 bananas and about a liter of Water to power me through. I know thats not going to work for the marathon and I am here asking for suggestions on fueling during the race.

Thanks in advance.

When did you have surgery?

You may want to check with your dietician and hire a sports medicine dietician. Trust the professionals over my two cents 😉

What works for me, may not work for you. I carb load (seven days) and do a pre race and taper. I eat low glycemic carbohydrates. Sweet potatoes, fruits, veggies, oatmeal, whole wheat with my Protein. Hydration NUUN tabs/electrolytes added to my Water in my hydration vest. I add powdered carbs to my water for calories. I run fasted race day. (I don’t eat products with sugar - example running gels/Gatorade)

these links will give you an idea of how athletes fuel.

https://www.foodcoach.me/eat-runningbiking-weight-loss-surgery/

https://keepmovingweekly.com/2015/06/11/nutrition-for-the-bariatric-athlete-endurance-events/

Running taper:

https://www.teamhotshot.com/blog/tips-taper-race-day/

https://www.runnersworld.com/training/a20072822/marathon-taper/

runners stomach

https://www.bucketlisttummy.com/5-nutrition-tips-to-help-runners-stomach/

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Hello!

I am also a happy runner who is building to her first marathon in may (Toronto! But i live in New Zealand). I find I bonk hard out, and i tend to overdo my race day nutrition, i do take gels (when i normally dont take anything processed!) I use the gu vanilla variety. I eat a clif bar for Breakfast, and will eat my usual healthy diet the days leading up to a race as i find "carb loading" just makes me feel like a giant blueberry with all that excess glycogen Fluid. I plan to do bananas during my marathon and using other electrolyte fluid so i dont have issues there.

I hope your training is going well! How are your long runs? Remember running is a celebration of what youve achieved!

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On 11/21/2019 at 2:47 AM, Healthy_life2 said:

When did you have surgery?

You may want to check with your dietician and hire a sports medicine dietician. Trust the professionals over my two cents 😉

What works for me, may not work for you. I carb load (seven days) and do a pre race and taper. I eat low glycemic carbohydrates. Sweet potatoes, fruits, veggies, oatmeal, whole wheat with my Protein. Hydration NUUN tabs/electrolytes added to my Water in my hydration vest. I add powdered carbs to my Water for calories. I run fasted race day. (I don’t eat products with sugar - example running gels/Gatorade)

these links will give you an idea of how athletes fuel.

https://www.foodcoach.me/eat-runningbiking-weight-loss-surgery/

https://keepmovingweekly.com/2015/06/11/nutrition-for-the-bariatric-athlete-endurance-events/

Running taper:

https://www.teamhotshot.com/blog/tips-taper-race-day/

https://www.runnersworld.com/training/a20072822/marathon-taper/

runners stomach

https://www.bucketlisttummy.com/5-nutrition-tips-to-help-runners-stomach/

This is excellent, especially the second link you referenced. I’ve been struggling, but I think I’m just over anxious to start long distance running again (I used to before surgery). However, I just don’t have the calories to support it right now, so I keep crashing. I have 10 pounds left, then I’ll start focusing on fitness goals more, because I can up my calories.

I think I have also been too all or nothing about this - a 30 minute run a day is just fine right now, until I can build it up.

Anyway, thanks for the helpful links, I’ve been getting frustrated.

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On 2/1/2020 at 12:16 PM, AngieBear said:

This is excellent, especially the second link you referenced. I’ve been struggling, but I think I’m just over anxious to start long distance running again (I used to before surgery). However, I just don’t have the calories to support it right now, so I keep crashing. I have 10 pounds left, then I’ll start focusing on fitness goals more, because I can up my calories.

I think I have also been too all or nothing about this - a 30 minute run a day is just fine right now, until I can build it up.

Anyway, thanks for the helpful links, I’ve been getting frustrated.

@AngieBear

Your transformation has been phenomenal. Its been great watching you int the OOTD. Can you believe how fast your weight loss has been?

Fitness goals are a great way to transition into maintenance. Any races on your bucket list?

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