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(24 May 2013) The carbohydrate loading time has begun in the three days prior to the 20kms of Brussels, but we’re still not finished supporting and encouraging our team of runners in their endeavours this weekend!

We’ve taken a few tips from the 20kms website with tips for the best food for optimum performance this weekend.

What about during the race?

  • One basic rule: water, water and more water. Dehydration is the runner’s number one enemy. Never run more than five kilometers without drinking the equivalent of a large glass of pure water, even if you are not thirsty. Thirst is felt only after the onset of dehydration; you should not therefore wait for thirst to appear before drinking water.
  • The runner’s second greatest enemy is a drop in blood sugar levels. To compensate for this and prevent hypoglycemia, which can bring on hunger and/or fatigue, eat one or two glucose tablets (sold by pharmacies) and drink water at the same time during the run. These tablets are preferable to lumps of table sugar, which are assimilated too slowly. 20kms start
  • Eating foods that are rich in carbohydrates during the three days prior to the 20K race attenuates the need for glucose during the race, and the tablets may not be absolutely necessary.
    20lkms start map


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