Those “changes” include major victories: Gold in the 5000 meters at the 2020 Tokyo Paraympics, and first-place finishes at the Chicago, New York City, Boston, and Grandma’s marathons.
Ahead of lining up once again at the TCS New York City Marathon, Scaroni—now an RD—gave Well+Good the inside scoop on exactly what her marathon fueling plan looks like.
The day before
Because wheelchair racing involves less impact than running, Scaroni says the training involves high intensity and high volume the majority of the time, which means she pretty much always follows a high-carb diet. So she only really starts to zero in on race-specific nutrition the day before.