Plan your pre-marathon breakfast

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Marathon runners prepare for big races months maybe years in advance, but don't forget about the most important meal of the day, breakfast.

A pre-marathon breakfast can make or break your marathon experience.

It's important on the morning of a big race to eat a good breakfast, and fill your stomach with comfort foods that will provide your blood and muscles with the carbohydrates you need to make it to the finish line.

The menu isn't important as long as the ingredients aren't exotic. You don't want to round mile five with sushi or blackened salmon protesting in your tummy.

If you're running in the Bi-Lo Myrtle Beach Marathon that begins at 6:30 a.m. and you normally eat two hours before you trained, plan on eating breakfast around 4:30 a.m. so you're sure you can run comfortably, concentrating on the race and not your hunger.

The Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel, the marathon's host hotel, is offering a free pre-marathon breakfast for all race participants beginning at 4:30 a.m. For more information, check out the Myrtle Beach Marathon online.

Don't forget that there will be snack and water stations along the race route.

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