Race-Day Mistake Number 5

You've planned a regimen of bananas, PB&J's, and energy bars to fuel your race.

Peanut Butter and Banana

Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich     Photo: Mary Thompson/Flickr

Problem: Solid foods are typically less nutrient-rich than liquid fuel, plus they take more energy to process. "You want your energy focused on forward progress, not digestion," Born says.

Solution: You can perform almost indefinitelty on liquid fuel such as Sustained Energy or Perpetuem; use small amounts of solid foods for variety.

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