Alcohol and marathon training?

I’m curious about what other runners training for marathons (or long races, ultras etc) do regarding alcohol and training. I’ve heard some people say they don’t drink any alcohol at all while training, others say they do. I don’t drink very much myself, a bottle of wine over a weekend once, maybe twice a month. Or I might skip the wine and have a bottle of my favourite ginger beer or pale ale instead. So I don’t think I’ll give it up yet, although I do think that closer to the marathon I’ll set alcohol aside until after the race. So what are your thoughts and habits? Take the poll and please do leave a comment to explain below!

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3 responses to “Alcohol and marathon training?

  1. I said “I don’t change my drinking habits at all” because I hardly ever drink 🙂

  2. Like Mrs B above, I don’t drink much anyway, and it sounds like you don’t either so you shouldn’t have any concerns there. More important than not having alcohol is drinking water regularly.

  3. ive stopped drinking with 1 week to go. Not a massive drink though anyway.

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