As I mentioned in this post, I have become meticulous about my food the day before and the day of my long runs in preparation for my half marathon. I have been eating the same thing the day before my long (Saturday) runs for almost a month now to make sure that my stomach agrees with what I have chosen. So, beginning this morning, probably right as this post goes live, I will begin eating the following.
Large bowl of mixed fruit – I use whatever is in season, but lately it has been cantaloupe, pears, apples, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries & kiwi.
2 Quaker Rice cakes with Marnantha almond butter, fruit spread & raw cacao nibs
coffee with Silk Pure Almond (2 cups)
*Example of my fruit bowl, but from last summer. Man, I wish watermelon, peaches & cherries were in season right now!
Tuna melt on Trader Joe’s French Roll
Veggies on the side (probably sauteed zucchini, as that has been my go-to choice for the past few weeks)
Starburst Jelly Beans (a girl needs her carbs the day before a race, right?)
Salad – not as big as my normal “kitchen sink” salad that I have nightly for dinner, as I don’t need to overly stuff myself with raw veggies (if you know what I mean)
Bowl of ice cream topped with chocolate chips & raw cacao nibs (again, a girl needs her race day eve carbs!)
That should do it! I should be nice & fueled for my race after consuming all of that food. I also have a habit of stuffing my face with raisins or dry cereal when I am preparing meals, so there is no telling how much of that I will consume. I will also be drinking plenty of water to make sure that I am hydrated well.
Wish me luck!
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