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Old 09-18-2009, 06:00 PM   #1
Sal Ocampo
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Any tips for pre-marathon nutrition?

Sup guys, I'm going to be running my first half marathon tomorrow (pretty excited/nervous). I've been following paleo for about 2 months. Any tips on pre-nutrition before the run?

I'm considering maybe a shake (coconut milk/protein powder). Or my usual breakfast (a few eggs and a tablespoon of almond butter or sunflower butter).

Any tips would be great. Thanks!
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Old 09-18-2009, 06:04 PM   #2
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Re: Any tips for pre-marathon nutrition?

I realize you won't be able to order this in time but maybe a local bookstore has it available.

http://www.amazon.com/Paleo-Diet-Ath...3322301&sr=8-1 (WFS)
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Old 09-18-2009, 06:09 PM   #3
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Re: Any tips for pre-marathon nutrition?

Thanks Gil. That's my bad. I shouldn't have waited till the last minute on asking for advice. I'm checking out the link right now and I'll do a little more searching on that.

Anymore more advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 09-19-2009, 02:40 AM   #4
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Re: Any tips for pre-marathon nutrition?

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Or my usual breakfast (a few eggs and a tablespoon of almond butter or sunflower butter).
Eat what you've been eating/training on, don't change.
Don't OVEREAT, as the race is not that long in time duration.

Good Luck
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Old 09-19-2009, 05:04 AM   #5
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Re: Any tips for pre-marathon nutrition?

Not sure what you've eaten up to this point, but I've run tons of races and ultras. I always start with a banana and then pre race have a peanut butter on wheat. Hopefully you keep hydrated and use gel packs when needed. Good luck.
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Old 09-19-2009, 06:03 AM   #6
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Re: Any tips for pre-marathon nutrition?

thanks for the tips. I went ahead and stuck with my usual b-fast. Eggs/almond butter. Always hydrated. Race starts in an hour.

I'm reppin' a CrossFit T and VFFs. Haha. Wish me luck. I'll report back on how I did.
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Old 09-19-2009, 12:26 PM   #7
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Re: Any tips for pre-marathon nutrition?

Sal-

Good luck, and hopefully you're used to that sort of distance in VFFs...I know for sure I haven't built myself up to that yet. See you around the gym.
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Re: Any tips for pre-marathon nutrition?

Finished in 2:00:40. hehe. Not too bad for my first time. Ate like two bananas and oranges immidiately after the race and then took a PWO shake of coconut milk and whey.

...And my legs are slathered in ben *** right now. hehe. Thanks for the help, guys.


Eric. Me and another guy were the only ones wearing VFFs. I had so many people asking me what I was wearing. It was the heartbreak ridge half marathon up in Camp Pendleton. I'll see you at the gym.

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Old 09-19-2009, 06:56 PM   #9
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Re: Any tips for pre-marathon nutrition?

Nice too see the VFF representin'


Nice1 Sal
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Old 09-20-2009, 07:27 AM   #10
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Re: Any tips for pre-marathon nutrition?

Thanks Tony. I love training barefoot.

The race results are out I finished 35 out of 81 in the mens 25-29 age category with a pace of 9:10. Overall I finished 370 out of 1080 (I think).

Question to anyone who may know. It says my gun time is 2:00:43 and my chip time is 1:59:55. What's the difference??
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