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Quick Survey: pre-marathon meal. Go! (Read 904 times)

    I don't know, man. Sounds kinda dry.

     

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    steph  

     

    OCD  If you don't laugh...   

      Well it varies, but since I ran one today it's fresh in my mind. I had a pb&j&b (pb&j with sliced bananas added) about 90 minutes-2 hrs. before the race. It was a good choice.

       

      Based on this post I had myself a pb&j&b for lunch this weekend. I really like peanut butter and I like bananas but did not realize the two together taste kinda nasty.

        Well, then you'll never run a fast marath... oh, wait. Never mind.

        I literally don't care that I use the word literally incorrectly.


        Perky

          Beer (of course) and something carbo-licious like pizza or pasta.  But the meal must be early -- like 530pm or so.

            Bacon, scrambled egg, sausage, hash browns, baked beans, mushrooms, toast, coffee.  2 - 2.5hrs pre race.

             

            Caveat: I dont' race well, but at least I've enjoyed my breakfast.

            runnermom61


              1/2 to 1 cup coffee with heavy cream, 1 teaspoon coconut oil, and 1 Equal (or Stevia) 1-2 hours before.  Nothing else. I'm eating a LCHF diet, so I can typically run at least 2 hours in the morning without eating anything.  1.5 to 2 hours into the race or training run, I'll have some Gu.

              runnermom61


                It IS delicious. And what I make most every morning. Just not usually at 4am.

                 

                On the road for a race (which I usually am), it's hard-boiled eggs and cold sausage + whatever produce I can scrounge from a local store if I'm not in a position to have packed my own.

                 

                Another item to try (if your hotel room has a microwave) -- Nitrate-free pre-cooked bacon from Trader Joe's.  Yum. 

                BreadFan


                  Water

                  Coffee

                  Bagal

                  Banana

                  gel 10 minutes before the start.

                    Breakfeast burritto with lots of peppers and hot sauce. I chase it down with a Corona.

                      I have Special K cereal the kind with chocolate in it and glass of orange juice and cup of coffee.  Try to have that a few hours before every race, but for Boston it is like 3-3.5 hours because of getting to line early.  So I bring a banana and eat that an hour before.

                        Surveys were lame back in 2012, had to click back to the first page to see what the question was, what a waste of time.

                          Bagel with plain cream cheese.

                           

                          Also, that is typically ALL that I eat the afternoon and evening before the marathon.  Kind of boring but it works for me and I never have GI issues with it.

                          2014 Goals

                          Weight - 200 lbs (stuck around 211)

                          2000 miles (1190 as of July 1)

                          Work on stretching and flexibility (doing so much better at this!)

                          Stay healthy for Boston 2015 (have a BQ -9:00 time) - check!

                          Marathon - 3:10 (Goal Race in October)

                          HM 1:29:59 (Goal race in July)

                          10k - 39:59 (no goal race yet)

                          5k - 19:55 (19:43 July 4, 2014)

                           

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