View Full Version : Eating before a meet

06-07-2006, 09:38 PM
MY friends a crosscountry runner (runs 3 miles) and he wants to know what to eat on competition day for best results if he wakes up at 7, and runs at around 6 or 7. Keep in mind unlike us bodybuilders cramps can be a big problem.

06-07-2006, 09:40 PM
What's most important is what he eats the night before. He should load up on carbs and get plenty of rest. The day of the race, he should eat very light. I would always stick to just a bagel or some cereal. Nothing heavy on fat or acid (no sausage, eggs, OJ, bananas, etc.). He should also drink plenty of water.

06-07-2006, 09:41 PM
Runners generally do carb loading. Not sure how you go about it, though.

Here's a link: http://www.nyrrc.org/nyrrc/mar01/training/octtip.html