This is pretty much my first post here (been reading for a while and like it) and I think I have a fairly legit question.
First off, some quick info about me. I just turned fifteen at the end of August(sophmore), I weigh around 125-130lbs and I run cross-country for my high school. (For those of you who don’t know, a cross country race is a 5K, which is 3.1 miles.) I also run track during the spring. (Primarily the mile and 2 mile.)
I consider myself fairly decent, and hope to hit around 16:30(roughly 5:19 a mile) at a district meet in
2 weeks and hope to get under 4:40 in the mile in spring.
I was wondering as to what some of the people on here thought on nutrition before racing to maximize performance. What types of food should I be eating and when? Would eating protein in the morning and carbs later on before the race be advisable? What about protein and carb drinks?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
(I realize this doesn’t have a lot to do with body building, but a lot of the folks here seem to be pretty knowledgeable about nutrition)