Eat your way to the 10k

23 October 2009

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Eeek – there's only one day left until the Grazia/Nike+ 10k run! So we’ve asked Jane Wake, Nike’s running expert, to put together some pre-race diet tips.
 
*‘Make sure every meal between now and race day has a mix of carbs, protein and fruit/veg. For example, breakfast could porridge (carbs) made with milk (protein), toped with nuts (protein) and berries. Or lunch could be pasta (carbs) with tuna (protein) and a side salad.’
 
*‘Don’t skip carbs – they’re important fuel for your training sessions. Go for healthy choices like porridge, brown rice or wholegrain bread.’
 
*‘You need lots of lean protein before the race to help your muscles get stronger and healthier. Good choices include chicken breasts, fish and eggs.’
 
On race day…
 
*‘Have breakfast (with carbs, protein and fruit/veg) at least an hour before the race, plus a coffee which will help your performance.’
 
*‘Carry some dried fruit and nuts with you and snack on them during the run to give you a burst of energy.’
 
*‘Eat something within an hour of finishing the race to refuel your body.’
 
- Maria Lally, Grazia Health Editor


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