This has been a long time coming. It’s been four and a half years, actually, since I raced a half! But, in less than two weeks I plan to toe the line for 13.1 miles of sheer bliss (a girl can dream, right?). Since it’s been so long I’ve forgotten what it was I ate before big longer races. I’ve also been a bad runner and been kind of lazy about eating before long runs, just opting for some coffee (necessary) and a cereal bar. However, I’m doubting a cereal bar will give me enough energy to make it through my half. I need a little more for my prerace meal, I think. I figured the best way to get some good ideas is to ask you!
So tell me, are you a bagel and a banana girl? Do you take your toast buttered or dry? Do you think a protein is key? Are you fat- or fiber-phobic on the morning of your key races?
What do you eat before races?