Top Nutrition Tips for Marathon Runners

Snack Smart

Before shorter training runs, enjoy a carb-rich snack that offers up some protein about an hour before starting. Try a banana and string cheese, apple slices with nut butter, whole grain cereal with skim milk, almonds with dried fruit, or a nutrition bar. I recommend experimenting with a few different options while training so you know exactly what fuels your run and what doesn’t sit well with your tummy – this way, there aren’t any surprises on race day!