The Sierra Club's Annual One Day Hike
–  Since 1974  –


Washington, DC to Harper's Ferry, WV
–  50K • 100K  –
   

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Training


  Training Overview


  Training Hikes


  Tips on Training

        Getting Ready to Hike

        Diet & Nutrition

        Footwear

        Clothing

        Getting Rest


  Trail First Aid


  ODH Discussion Forum

Diet & Nutrition Tips

You get energy for long-distance hiking from glycogen stored by your body. No other food converts to glycogen as readily as carbohydrates. During the training months, consider putting yourself on a high carbohydrate diet - including such foods as pasta, rice, potatoes, whole-grain bread, and fresh vegetables and fruit.

In the last three to four days prior to the hike, include mainly carbohydrates in your diet. Eat small meals on the afternoon and evening before the hike; and have a light dinner as it takes at least 24 hours for most of the food you eat to be processed.

To learn more about staying hydrated and well nourished during the hike itself, please visit the Trail First Aid section.

 


 

 
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