Last-minute checklist for the Mumbai Marathon
> Men and women on the heavier side should wear tights beneath their shorts or the friction between thighs will result in bad blisters. Wear socks with good sweat-absorbing capacity. Sunscreen is mandatory.
> Eat complex, healthy carbohydrates such like vegetables, bananas and baked sweet potatoes throughout the last week as binging on the last day might affect your sleeping pattern. Good sleep is a must. Opt for whole wheat pasta, if you prefer it.
> Stay hydrated. Sip on water throughout your training rather than at a go as you shouldn’t reach a stage where you feel thirsty. Replenish sodium levels of your body by adding electrolytes to your water.
— Tips courtesy: fitness expert Deanne Pandey.