Eat this, run that
When you have a 5K or 10K (you get to eat more with a half or full marathon) on your calendar, it's important to plan out what you're going to eat the morning of the big day—something that will keep you fuelled and also go down easy.
While everyone is different, "We always have good luck with a high-carbohydrate breakfast such as a small bowl of oatmeal with fruit or a couple of pieces of toast with peanut butter or cream cheese," says Andy GM of Pure Gym Blackburn, who also advises eating around 200 to 250 (primarily carb) calories about 90 minutes before you warm up for your run. And don't worry about mixing your a.m. caffeine fix on race day. "Coffee is great for athletic performances," Andy adds, because it makes you sharper and may even give you extended energy. Talk about buzz-worthy!