This will be interesting to try (and tasty). Good thing avocados are cheap at the moment. I will be indulging in this diet immediately after my long run on Sunday.
Foods high in dietary nitrates have shown to have a positive effect on muscular performance; therefore, before I leave the house I will whip up a small spinach smoothie (something I have quite regularly anyway, though this time I will skip the fruit to avoid intestinal issues).
As for fluids, Fitzgerald says that we should drink often, but not overdo it. Drink when thirsty, basically.
As for eating during the race, eating roughly 120 calories worth of banana or orange slices (they'll even have chocolate at this race) every 45 minutes or so seems to be the agreed upon amount. Of course, some people rely on gels, though I'm just going to stick to the freebies at the race and not burden myself with having to carry gel packets. So, since I want to finish in under 3:20:00, I will need to eat at 45 minutes, 1:30:00, 2:15:00, and probably something small again at 2:30. The body takes about 45 minutes to process the sugar and release the energy to the muscles.
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