Thursday, November 20, 2014

Eats before the Race

I promise I will stop talking about my half after this...you would think I ran a marathon :)

Seriously, I think this is some kind of posting record for me...I usually am lucky to get a post a week up lol

Two days before a race I tend to make an effort to be picky and eat things I think will benefit me. In taper mode, I am not worried about my protein numbers, fat grams, etc...I just eat.
I make an extra effort to drink lots of water two days before also.

I try to not to eat frozen food often, but I do love Mrs. T's Pierogies, one of my favorite go to's.  A super quick, easy to digest meal, I can boil in 6 minutes. They never make my tummy feel bad.
Fact: I ate them for breakfast before my 10K and 15K runs last winter.

I love Pierogies: boiled, completely plain, with cheese, sauteed, tossed with onions, often I toss brussels sprouts with them, any way you make them, they taste great.


Before my half marathon: 
6: 30 a.m. Gluten free waffle with peanut butter and pollaner (fiber) jelly

10:30 a.m. 6 pierogies (boiled completely plain)
11:30 a.m. cantaloupe and honey dew pieces, surprise smoothie visit by hubby ") at work 
1:30 p.m. baby carrots



6:00 p.m. my favorite yummy lo mein and squash dish with sunflower seeds. I had sesame flat bread and rice with it. 


#foodporn


Before my half marathon: 
I woke up and ran 15 minutes and did about 35 push ups and stretched.
7:00 a.m. Gluten free waffle with peanut butter and pollaner (fiber) jelly
10:44 a.m. flour tortilla with pepper jack and american cheese. a scoop of guacamole and salsa
1:00 p.m. a few baby carrots
4:30 p.m. an early Linguine dinner
tomato and onions cooked-in wine with a little bit of sunflower oil, asparagus and squash added just long enough to get tender, poured over green Linguine. Topped it with Parmesan cheese, so yummy. 
I actually cooked Marnie






Saturday I ran and felt great! I ate a peanut-butter and jelly waffle for breakfast. 

What foods do you love? What are your favorite go to's? Do you plan out what you eat a few days before a race? 
Anyone get on peanut butter and jelly kicks like me? 

14 comments:

  1. Nope no peanut butter for me. I like pizza the night before & oatmeal the day of.

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  2. Ha - I saw that shout out that you cooked (big grin). So much fun reading your pre-race eats. It's good to know what works (and doesn't work) for running.

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    1. I thought you would be proud of me - I chopped and used more than 2 pans lol It is good to know what will not mess with your tummy when running for sure.

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  3. The lo mein and squash looks yummy. I usually splurge the day before on Five Guys fries with lots of vinegar. I'm obsessed with Justin's maple almond butter instead of PB.

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    1. Fries and vinegar is so good :) I may have to get Almond butter next week and switch things up lol

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  4. I don't really have a go to before a race. I really try to focus on having my normal meals that week, nothing new and stay away from fast food. Haven't had any issues so far.

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  5. I am still working on a successful pre-race breakfast meal. So far it is a glass of Tailwind Nutrition a banana and half a granola bar...

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    1. I like a banana too, but i need to smear it with peanut butter lol

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  6. Your meals look delish! Lots of yummy, healthy carbs. :) Starting a few days before a big race, I just try not to eat anything NEW that could potentially cause problems that I am unaware of!

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    1. Isn't that the truth, noooo tummy ache before a run.

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  7. Talk about the race as much as you want, I love reading about it! :D The last plate looks DELICIOUS! Now I'm hungry haha :D

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    1. Thanks :) That dish was super yummy, I love squash with anything! hehe, that happens to me when I am blog reading, I get hungry looking at yummy food.

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