The 5 Carbs You Should Be Eating Before The Big Race

April 12, 2015 2:14 PM

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The 5 Carbs You Should Be Eating Before The Big Race

In fact, carbohydrates aren't just nutritious in the days leading up to a big race like a marathon -- they're essential. And with both the Boston Marathon and London Marathon right around the corner, we spoke with Pam Nisevich Bede, a registered dietitian, Runner’s World contributor and experienced marathoner, to gain insight into the best ways to carb-load in the days before a big race.

"When you put months and months and hours and hours into your training, you want to make the most out of race day," Bede said. "And when you introduce more carbohydrates into your diet in those three days leading up to the race, you can really fulfill all of those glycogen stores and top off the tan...

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