Jon Berghoff at his 400 Mile Extreme Marathon to help raise funding and awareness for the Front Row Foundation Photo Courtesy: Carl Drew and Lindsay Musser
Consuming an adequate amount of fiber is, as you know, a good thing for general health purposes. However, high-fiber foods, such as oatmeal, are not ideal pre-workout/race meal choices. Quoting Dr. Bill Misner, Ph.D. – “a high fiber pre-race meal may ‘create the call for an unscheduled and undesirable bathroom break in the middle or near the end of the event.’”
Dr. Bill goes on to advise that a pre-workout/race meal should be “an easily digested, high complex carbohydrate meal of between 200-400 calories with a minimum of fiber, simple sugar, and fat.”
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