Fueling For a Marathon: One Week Before the Race

Keep your legs moving with this pre-race meal plan

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Start to increase your calorie intake, and ramp up the amount of carbohydrates you’re eating. Look for whole grain breads and pastas, fruits, and starches like sweet potatoes. A 2012 study from the University of Minnesota found that runners who carbo loaded the week before a marathon were less likely to bonk than those who didn’t, especially around the 18-mile mark, where many runners struggle.

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