Don’t leave home without them.
Your marathon race day checklist undoubtedly has your pace bracelet, bib number (and pins!), watch, singlet, shorts, socks, sneakers, and anti-chafe glide. But you also need to thoughtfully plan out your fuel bag. Before your next race, make sure you have these six essential items.
Unless you’re running within an hour or so of your breakfast, you’ll want a snack about an hour before the start. Aim for a high-carb meal with about 50 to 150 grams of carbohydrate that’s easily digested and low in protein and fat. Bananas, energy bars, or 250ml of sports drink are portable options that will give you a little kick once it’s go time.