What’s on your training plate?
According to Adam Korzun, the high performance dietitian for the US Olympics Ski and Snowboard Team, proper nutrition is key when you are training for a marathon.
Constant snacking—every 20 to 40 minutes—on foods such slices of fruit, fruit leathers, and sports drinks can provide plenty of carbohydrates, electrolytes, and fluids that are needed when training. However, Adam advocates that a runner’s food choices should be individualized. To find out which foods are best for you, he recommends that you keep a nutrition log when training and document what you ate and how you felt during your run. This will help you dial in your personal race day nutrition plan.