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What Should You Eat Before Thanyapura King of The Mountain Trail Run?

FOOD

  • Night Before: High Carbs, low fiber, fat and protein such as pasta, bread, fresh fruits and vegetables and lean meat
  • Morning (2 hours before the race): Mostly carbs and a little protein such as granola with berries, bagel with peanut butter and oatmeal with dried fruit
  • During run, under 4 hours: Easily digested carbs and sugars such as energy gels, energy chews and fresh fruit
  • During, after 4 hours: Mostly carbs and add some protein such as energy bars, nuts, nut butter, drink mixes that included protein
  • After the run: Foods high in protein; hydrated with electrolytes such as lean meats, fish, eggs, beans and fresh vegetables

HYDRATION TIPS

  • Pre-hydrate: Drink 17–20 fl. oz. about two hours before your run so you’ll start off properly hydrated.
  • Maintain hydration: Drink about 5–10 fl. oz. (or a few good long drinks) of water every 15–20 minutes while running.
  • Drink after: Post-exercise hydration gets your fluid levels back to normal and can help with recovery. For every pound lost while running, drink 16–24 fl. oz. of water.

IF YOU’RE DOING A SHORT RUN

That lasts 45 minutes or less, you may be able to forgot drinking water while you’re out there. However, if it’s really hot outside and you’ll be sweating a lot, carry and drink water regardless of how long you’ll be running.