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EAT, DRINK, AND BE SPEEDY

It’s no secret that fueling can make or break a race. But it’s not just what you eat during a run that matters. Forty-one percent of runners have had stomach problems ruin a long run or race, according to a recent poll of Runner’s World Twitter followers. But, experts say, most issues are preventable— if you follow these guidelines.

THE DAY BEFORE

Do carb-load throughout the day.

Eat a higher-thannormal proportion of bread, pasta, rice, or other carbs (and less protein, fat, and vegetables) at every meal—not just dinner. “You might

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