Race-Day Mistake Number 2

You fill your race bottles with some new powdered energy drink your buddy has been raving about.

Green Energy Drink

Green Energy Drink     Photo: Janineomg/Flickr

Problem: Just as you train your muscles, you need to prepare your stomach to function while exercising, and anything new can lead to digestive distress.

Solution: Practice your race-day nutrition plan in a variety of training conditions, experimenting with different products. During races, stick with what works.

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