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    • Whenever I participate at a local race, I always eat at home the night before. This way I know exactly what is going in my mouth and can experiment on what works and what doesn't. I try to keep it very simple and avoid "carbo-loading", focusing instead on eating regular meal with plenty of vegetables, potatoes, brown rice etc.

      The thinking is that I don't want to overstress my digestive system right before an intense race the following morning. It also helps keep my stomach working properly all night instead of waking me up during the night.

      So I wanted to share a couple of pictures of the meal that my girlfriend made before the race tomorrow morning.

      The quick yet delicious salad: Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Avocado mixed in with Romain Lettuce and a few pinches of Dill. Just Salt and Pepper for dressing:

    • The main dish:
      - Brown Rice
      - Stir Fry Mixed Vegetables (Mushrooms, Carrots, Napa Cabbage, Cilantro and Yellow Onion in Garlic Sauce)
      - Black Pepper, White Pepper, Salt and a few drizzles of Soy Sauce.

    • I'd love to know what is in your pre-race meal, how and why you choose certain ingredients over others. Please share your favorite recipes here 😛

    • For me it's always oatmeal, dried goji berries and walnuts. I have never had any digestive issues with them and they seem to last a long time. It seemed to me that up to marathon distance runs or half ironman races, I didn't have to eat very much during the race, but 50+ mile runs or ironman distance I never got enough calories in and was light-headed and feeling weak at the end.

    • I'm a big fan of "Train like you race", or in this case, "Race like you train". No surprises, no change of diet. Just eat the same thing whether I'm training or racing. The only difference is that my nutrition during a race might be more carbohydrate heavy.

      That being said, oatmeal, cereal, or toast and jam. Something along those lines.