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  • crl8686 Legend 1,313 posts since
    Nov 11, 2007
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    15. Dec 3, 2009 7:21 PM (in response to Ellsbird1)
    Re: Best Pre Race Meal?

    Dinner the night before a 5K is largely common sense. I can eat almost anything reasonable the night before a 5K or 10K. Even things like BBQ chicken, pizza and burritos work fine for me as long as they're not overly salty/spicy or high in fat - so for example, plain cheese or vegetable pizza, or a street style burrito (grilled chicken and rice, no sour cream or guacamole) - you get the idea. Also I'll make sure I've eaten it, or something very similar, previously.


    As for race morning, I don't eat the morning of a 5K except for a little water and/or black coffee. I prefer to run "lean and mean" - and it makes me feel faster.

    2015 highlights...

    @ 5K: New Balance Palm Springs 5K, Palm Springs, CA, 24:32

    Angels Baseball Foundation 5K, Anaheim, CA, 24:24

    Pride of the Valley, Baldwin Park, CA, 24:28

    @ 10K: LA Chinatown Firecracker 10K, Los Angeles, CA, 52:15

    Great Race of Agoura - Old Agoura 10K, Agoura Hills, CA, 51:40

    Fiesta Days Run, La Canada, CA, 49:57

  • susan-n-the black dog Legend 425 posts since
    Jun 11, 2009
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    16. Dec 4, 2009 11:28 AM (in response to Ellsbird1)
    Re: Best Pre Race Meal?

    Oatmeal (which I hate) with a touch of brown sugar, adding in a bit of extra granola and raisins.

    Susan in CA
    Brazen Racing Bear Creek 10k Aug 09
    Brazen Racing Rocky Ridge 10k Oct 09
    Brazen's Turkey Trot 10k Nov 09
    Walked the Golden Gate Bridge - too cool!

    Monterey Big Sur Internationl Half Marathon.(10mile walk)

    Brazen's New Years 10k Jan 10

    Brazen's Bear Creek 10k MUD FEST Jan 10

    Finally, back out on the trails!

    Blossom Trail 10k March 2011

    Miracle Miles for Kids - May 2011

    Brian Waterbury Memorial Rock to the Pier 10k - July 2011 Happy Birthday to me!

    So many little time...

    I did it - I signed up for Big Sur - April 2012

    Unless you faint, puke or die...keep walking - Jillian Michaels

    I can't come in last because I am ahead of those who didn't start!

  • msucj21 Pro 58 posts since
    Mar 19, 2010
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    17. Mar 21, 2010 4:21 AM (in response to Ellsbird1)
    Re: Best Pre Race Meal?

    The night before the race I like to eat whole wheat pasta.  I don't eat white bread or white carbs as much as possible.  Whole wheat pasta will give you so much fuel.

    I like to eat a banana and Think Thin protein bar before running.  It works every time for me


    3/21-Shamrock Shuffle 8K- 46:24
    4/10-Wrigley Early Start 5K- 27:36

    4/25-Ravenswood Run 5K- 27:18
    5/1-CPD Run to Remember 5K- 26:54
    5/29-Soldier Field 10 Mile- 1:36:42

    6/6- United Run for the Zoo 10K- 57:55

    7/11- Utica Boilermaker Road Race- 1:31:29
    8/1-Rock n Roll Half Marathon: 2:13:57


  • vanessaruns1 Expert 40 posts since
    Mar 19, 2010
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    18. Mar 22, 2010 4:20 AM (in response to Ellsbird1)
    Re: Best Pre Race Meal?

    What to drink during a run, and what to eat afterwards (and why)! :

    Vanessa Rodriguez

  • run'nutah Amateur 24 posts since
    Mar 3, 2010
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    19. Mar 23, 2010 8:23 AM (in response to msucj21)
    Re: Best Pre Race Meal?

    I agree with the wheat pasta.  I also like to eat broccoli with the pasta.  I think it's more of a mental thing with the broccoli, as it doesn't add energy, but of course is healthy.


    The morning of a race I go with a powerbar and vitamin water energy drinks.  I also eat a banana.  Has anyone tried S!Caps to avoid cramping?  They are good to take an hour before a long fun/race and every hour when running.

    Planned races:

    Salt Lake Marathon 7/24

    Completed races:

    Salt Lake 1/2 Marathon 4/17   1:47:21

    Salt Lake 1/2 marathon 4/08

    Salt Lake 1/2 Marathon 4/09

    Moab 1/2 Marathon 3/09

    Provo Canyon 1/2 Marathon 8/09

    Three 5K races 2005-2007

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