- Avoid drinking water that is too chilled, this can shock your system into speeding up your digestion process – we don’t want an accident on the track.
- Always make sure you have picked up an isotonic sports drink rather than a red bull (often called an energy drink), the latter is very likely to cause you stomach problems due to piles of sugar, sweeteners and chemicals.
- Leave hypertonic drinks for post-race recovery, during the race they could lead to dehydration.
Make sure you’ve tried and tested a race day fuel plan that works for you. Make sure you’ve played around with different sections of the race and different levels of intensity that will occur during the race. Make sure you keep a routine diet in the weeks leading up to your race, you don’t want to throw your system off. Lastly, look forward to gorging on whatever you like following your race, you’ve earned it!