What to Eat for Breakfast before a Half Marathon


Your diet plays an extremely important role in the lead up to a half marathon. Here are some tips on what you should eat for breakfast on the day of the half marathon.

Don’t Try Something New

For starters, you don’t want to upset your stomach by eating something that your body isn’t used to. The best tip is to stick to something you usually eat prior to a long run.

Eat a Banana

Bananas are great for breakfast before you start a half marathon. They are easy to digest and they also contain about 23 grams of carbohydrates. Those who have run regularly in competition know the importance of carb-loading before a race. Bananas are also good for breakfast because they are rich in potassium and magnesium, electrolytes your body requires for exercise.

Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is one of the best foods for runners. It provides a feeling of fullness and it is also a good source of protein. Some runners like to have peanut butter with bagel or with pancakes on the morning of the half marathon (again, you should only do this if you have tried this before).