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02-05-2009, 02:32 PM
I'm going to be doing 1/2 marathon in April, there will be several stations for refreshments. Any ideas for staying raw or if there is usually raw offered like a banana. Or is a banana even a good idea during a marathon. Just looking for advice. Thanks
02-05-2009, 02:52 PM
Not having done marathons, but having done century bike rides - yes, bananas are way good - replaces potassium.
How about green smoothie roll ups? Easy to pack and eat on the go!
Make a thicker green smoothie and dehydrate it until able to roll up. Cut up into bite size pieces...
Plus water. Keep yourself well hydrated!!!
02-05-2009, 09:57 PM
Thanks for the great ideas.:)
02-06-2009, 10:09 AM
I did my first half marathon last May. I'm going to do another one this spring!
Yes - bananas are great. However, I would be surprised if they have any along the route though. You could email the event staff and ask what they will have. The event I did had bananas and oranges at the finish line, but along the route they just had water and a sports drink - no food.
You can't really carry something like a banana with you, so a great alternative is dates. They are small so you can put a couple in a ziplock and carry it in your pocket.
02-06-2009, 11:11 AM
Coconut water is nature's perfect sports drink.
I like to blend goji berries, dates, melted coconut oil and spirulina in a food processor to make a homemade raw bar. You can pop it in your mouth while running and go, go go.
You RAWK for doing a half-marthon on raw!
02-07-2009, 04:57 AM
Have a FUN Run and let us know how you did..........
02-12-2009, 08:43 AM
i plan on doing a half in May. I've done several in the past, but this will be my first one being just on raw foods. I went raw about 2 weeks ago and i love it! I have noticed that i have dropped some weight which is good on my end. I have always wanted to lose an extra 15 pounds. I plan on training starting next week. I'm waiting for my new running shoes to get it. I can't wait!!
02-12-2009, 10:06 AM
I'm doing a 1/2 marathon in April and recently completed the NYC marathon in Nov -- so I've run lots of 13+ mile runs.
I never eat while I run -- I just drink. I was not raw during my marath0n training and I did drink sports dinks. I am for this half-marathon training and think coconut water would be the perfect substitute (better, actually).
Coconut water is awesome pre- and post-run -- as are bananas and nut butters, raw bars etc.
02-12-2009, 10:20 AM
I am so excited to have all this great advice. I can't wait to get back to about how it went. Thanks again
02-28-2009, 01:23 PM
Congratulations on your first half marathon! I love the distance. I have done 2 marathons and am getting ready for my 20th half marathon in April. I have been eating vegan for a year and I am getting ready to go raw for 30 days (tomorrow). I am currently training for a marathon in June too so I am curious what people eat while they run. I was thinking I would bring apple slices and nuts on long runs. I hate bananas (something I am going to have to work on over the next 30 days) but I did a race in Disney World in January where we ran a 5K friday, a half marathon saturday and a full marathon on sunday. I was pretty wiped on Sunday (duh!) and they did have bananas on the course (unusual, but it's Disney and they take really good care of you) and I ate one and it was the best thing for my stomach! I still didn't care for the taste and I washed it down with water. I know a banana could be a challenge but if you are used to them it might be worth it to cut one up and figure out how to run with it. You could practice on your training runs.
If your race is a half only (w/o a full too) then it will most likely be just sports drinks and water on the course. If it is a full and half they usually offer Gu or some other sports gel (not raw) but if you want something Gu-like you could always use raw honey. Or raw honey mixed with raw nut butter. Whatever you do, don't try something new on race day.
starting raw (first time) 3/1/09
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