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First half marathon

  • 11-04-2019 8:56pm
    Registered Users Posts: 576 ✭✭✭

    Looking for recommendations for what to drink and eat during a half marathon in June.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,181 ✭✭✭Charles Ingles

    Mardyke wrote: »
    Looking for recommendations for what to drink and eat during a half marathon in June.

    Nothing just take sips of water from the water stands along the route. Carb load the two days before and a good breakfast morning of run.
    Enjoy it after the race have a pint of Guinness it will taste like heaven

  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,470 ✭✭✭Whereisgalway

    They generally hand out water and a few jellies durning the race, they’ll have bananas and grenola bars at the finish. you shouldn’t need any gels for that distance. Only eat and drink what you’ve been training with. Can’t stress this enough..... DONT TRY or WEAR ANYTHING NEW on RACE DAY

  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,181 ✭✭✭Charles Ingles

    Oh I forgot vasaline your ass crack and all creases in your body.
    Otherwise you will be in bits

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,921 ✭✭✭Bananaleaf

    Hydrate loads the days before the race so you won't need lots of water stops during.

  • Registered Users Posts: 69 ✭✭chrismean

    Do you know your target time? the effects may not be huge and you will of course be able to finish without any fuel, but you might find it comforting/providing some kind of boost to take a gel/some sports drink. Try it out beforehand on a training longer than 1hr 15 and see if it sits well with your stomach.

    I personally like taking a GU at about half way, and some water to thirst.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 29,294 ✭✭✭✭Mint Sauce

    Work with what you have been doing during training. Plenty of water and carbs in the days before, and a light breakfast on morning of.

    Will be water and depending on the sponsors, carbs/electrolyte gels, and sweets given out during.

    The gels are a personal preferance, but what ever you do, DON'T eat/drink anything you haven't before in days leading up, or on the day its self, or wear new trainers, shorts, singlets, etc. Plasters over your nipples (depending on gender), and vasaline/bodyglide under arms, between legs, and around your neck are also advisable. Again use in training as well.