By Janene Sacks, Registered Dietician a The Wanderers Wellness Centre

Nutrition Tips to Keep You Going. You’ve been training for months and preparing for everything within your control.

One of the biggest factors that will determine how you finish is sports nutrition and how you fuel your body. This can be the difference between barely finishing a race and finishing strong.

So what should marathoners eat? What should they drink?

First, it’s important to emphasize that nutrition for marathon training isn’t limited to just a few days here and there, but critical throughout training and the days leading up to the race, in addition to what you eat and drink before, during and after the marathon.

Carbohydrates and Protein Are Important, keep hydrated, replenish during the race, recover with the correct fuel after the race and remember to never try anything new on race day. Always do the experimenting during a training run, so you know how your body will handle whatever fuel you are using and can best be prepared to finish the race strong.