What Are Good Foods to Eat Before and After a Marathon?

Recipe Questions

Q: I will soon have visitors who are running The Mayor's Marathon here in Anchorage, Alaska. A few days before the marathon, they want to "carb load," and after the marathon they want to relax with good food and drink. Any ideas for menus or recipes?

Sent by Terisia

Editor: A big spaghetti dinner is the classic pre-race meal. Here are a few other posts with ideas:

Getting Ready: Carbing Up for the Boston Marathon
What Should I Eat Pre-Marathon?
Help Me Carbo Load with Whole Wheat Pasta Before a Race

Readers, what suggestions do you have for both pre- and post-race eating?


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