As much as I want to say that I went out of way to eat well for my race last weekend, I don’t tell dirty lies. I always get a lot of questions about how I eat before races, I had a good idea I was running on Saturday but not a good idea about how well I would do…ect. So to be honest nutrition prerace wasn’t at the top of my thoughts as it sometimes is for bigger races.
The day before I was a tad nervous, considering I didn’t really have the best base going into this race. Or anything really. But that is beside the point.
I had whip cream with a side of ice cream, Thursday night.
Friday night dinner (since it was travel), I went to the salad bar at Wegmans. Contrary to many people’s popular belief, you do not need to carb load for a 5k…or 6k. As long as I didn’t have some huge steak the night before, I’d be fine. But I do credit this salad to being one of the best I’ve ever made but that could be because it probably had roughly 1000 calories between the cheeses, marinated olives and whatever else I throw in there.
If there is anything that remains constant in my nutritious training cycle is my far too much count of coffee. I didn’t have the luxury of going to a gas station but was able to get about 24 ounces of cream…I mean hotel coffee.
I had bought several French toast bagels from Wegmans and had one with one of those individual almond butter packets. I was not about to buy a whole container of PB for one bagel and especially because I somehow accumulated about 5 jars. (If you know me, you know I enjoy PB but I’m not obsessed…these 5 containers will probably last me an entire year no joke).
Then insert the race here.
After the race and cooldown, I had a container of protein pudding. I seriously love this stuff too, it is extremely pricey so I don’t buy it a lot. I do, however, treat myself to it.
This isn’t an off the wall before/after race post (or you ate that beforehand, oh my stars!) but to be honest I didn’t pay entirely too much to my nutrition as I would for a race that I had been training for if that makes sense. I hope to have more when I’m running more consistently.
And, of course, if you want to link up to another PMB tomorrow (which you should). Here is the photo!
Questions for you: Favorite pre/post race foods?