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My first marathon is next weekend. I'm going to be fully carbed-up by eating moderate and regular amounts of carbohydrate the days before the race rather than leaving it to a big binge the night before.
So my question is this: if your muscles are already full of glycogen, what's the role of breakfast on the day? Should that meal just be a light breakfast or is it actually a vital part of race nutrition and if so, how many hours before the event do you need to digest a meal like porridge and make that energy available? Does this make sense?