What to eat the night before
No one knows better than Joan Buchbinder, the sports dietitian for the Boston Celtics, about the importance of eating a carbohydrate-rich dinner, along with some lean protein, as well as an evening snack before the big game (or race).
“Carbs will be stored in a runner’s muscles as glycogen, which is the gasoline that will fuel you during the 26.2 mile run. If you’re not a pasta lover, load up on familiar foods, such as rice, potatoes, whole grain cereals, pancakes, waffles, French toast , veggies, fruits, and fruit juices. The night before a marathon is not the time to experiment with a new recipe.”