Booze Rules: Endurance Athlete’s Guide To Drinking Alcohol

  • By Pip Taylor
  • Published Jul 30, 2013
  • Updated Aug 7, 2013 at 7:16 PM UTC
Photo: Steve Godwin

Q: What about the night before my race?

A: If enjoying a drink the night before your big race will help you relax and get to sleep, go for it. You’ll be in good company. For many pros, including 2012 Ironman Austria champion Linsey Corbin, a glass of wine is a regular on the pre-race plan. “It helps me to relax a little bit and sets me up for a fun day ahead,” she says. “I am so strict regarding training, eating healthy, strength work and recovery. I think it’s great to have things in moderation as treats or rewards.”

What is a standard drink?
0.6 oz of pure alcohol = 12 oz standard beer = 5 oz wine = 1.5oz shot of spirits

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