Fuel for the road

Don’t wait until race day to figure out what to eat and drink along the way

Training for marathon runners Drinking and eating during the race should be proactive. Waiting until hunger or thirst occurs is too late to take action, since carbs take time to kick in. Simple carbs — found in energy gels and bars, fruits, and even jelly beans — can provide quick fuel. (John Blanding/Globe Staff)
By Elizabeth Cooney
Globe Correspondent / March 22, 2010

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Four weeks from race day, runners training for the Boston Marathon can almost taste it. The weather is a little warmer, weekly training miles have probably hit a peak, and pre-marathon tune-up races are popping up like crocuses. (Full article: 1263 words)

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