The day before a race I cut back on veggies and fatty foods. I make sure not to overeat at any meal and ice-cream is always a "no no" for me the night before an important run.
Everyone is different, but anything that is gas producing is usually going to be something to avoid. :) I don't do any special "carb-loading". I basically avoid things that could send me sprinting for the port-o-potty or woods.
Day before a half-marathon menu:
Breakfast: Oatmeal with chia seeds, banana, strawberries and greek yogurt, with an Emergen-C (I promise there is oatmeal under all that fruit.)
Lunch: BBQ Turkey avocado and tomato sandwich with roasted sweet potato fries
Snack: Power Crunch protein bar
Dinner: Homemade pizza and a small salad
Race morning menu:
4:30 am Power Crunch protein bar and a banana
6 am Honey Stinger
(Race starts at 7pm)
And here are 2 of my favorite things I ate this week!My amazing friend Jenna made these salads for lunch the other day. I will be craving this salad for the next month.
I made my Aunt Jo's brownies and they didn't last very long at our house.