Marathon Series: Pre-Run Fuel

Wednesday 29 April 2015 by

Wanstead Flats, London, Marathon, Running, Fitness, #HoBFitness

Welcome back to week twenty of my Marathon Series, as I blog my way to a marathon – from beginner to 26.2 miles. This week, we’re talking about the perfect pre-run fuel.

There’s nothing more important for a good run than the perfect meal beforehand. Your body needs the right kind of energy to get your legs moving. So here are three perfect meals to eat pre-run…


To be honest it doesn’t even matter what kind of pasta dish you pick. But the night before a big race, carb-load like mad, and there is nothing quite like pasta to achieve that. My favourite is a super-indulgent mac and cheese.


Porridge is the perfect slow-burn breakfast. Full of the perfect nutrients to get you going, and the variety of toppings is endless. There’s even a porridge café in London to fulfil all your porridge needs.


It’s an obvious one but banana is packed full of essential vitamins and minerals to spur you on. Even better try my favourite – toasted English muffin with crunchy peanut butter and sliced banana. Delicious!

What do you eat before a race? Any magic foods that help you cross the finish line?

Don’t forget to let me know how you’re getting on, using the hashtag #HoBFitness. And check back in a soon when we’re talking about distraction techniques.

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