Tomorrow’s race is a Sprint, so it’s the perfect time to play with pre-race nutrition! For this race, I’m testing the 18-hour carb load. What that means is:
-Larger Breakfast than normal (2 homemade waffles, eggs, 3 pieces of bacon)
- A beer after we washed the cars (+2 glasses of water)
- Much larger Lunch- a larger than normal serving of 2 turkey tacos, rice and beans.. and a lunch beer (+2 glasses of water)
(note: haphazardly eating wheat to see if its a good or bad. Had a little bit of cheese with eggs, no dairy after that)
Dinner will be light – a salad and grilled chicken breast.
I’ve been reading my book on endurance athlete nutrition, and most modern studies suggest an earlier carb load is better than a later one (a ton of spaghetti for dinner is now supposed to be a “not as good idea”) – combined with pre-and-during race carbing (e.g., Gu and sports drink, which I already do).
So.. self.. read this note tomorrow and Monday, and remember how it feels. TYVM!