Although you only have 48 hours before a marathon, being adaptable and flowing with the flow are crucial to success. To manage the confusion and stress of competition with the least amount of energy, here are some things you can control and advice from health experts.


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Eat a healthy breakfast and dinner

Between 85% and 95% of your calories should come from carbohydrates in the last days before your event. You don’t need to be as strict as some runners who eat nothing but rice for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Easy-to-digest options include yogurt, bread, tortillas, pancakes, waffles, bagels, and oatmeal.


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Enter the gram

It’s a numbers game in the last few days of the race. Per kilogram of body weight, aim for 10 grams of carbohydrates. Many runners find this challenging to accomplish, so in the final 48 hours, we advise taking products like HIGH5 Energy Drink and HIGH5 Energy Bar every 3–4 hours. These have a significant carbohydrate punch without making you feel overly full or bloated.


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Maintain hydration

Take in a lot of water. In fact, throughout taper week, you should begin hydrating for the race. Make sure your pee is light to pale yellow and does not smell strong. It indicates that you are hydrated and prepared to run.