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I am new to running and recently did 2 of the PF Changs Marathon. I am gluten free and I was very sad to say that all I was able to eat at the finish line both times was a banana because the other options had gluten. Do you know of any great post race nutrition that is gluten free or even better any races that offer a gluten free option at the end? haha this is a far out assumption but maybe someone else has been in my boat before. I would love an assortment of food but unfortunately when you have a restricted diet it seems that options are few and far between at these races!! I would think that there are a lot of runners who also have gluten free diets!!! I am fine bringing my own snacks but it would be nice with a $90 entry fee to get a little something to eat right after instead of when I get to my bag!! Any ideas? Any suggestions? Any information would be greatly appreciated!!
Thanks so much!
I can understand your frustration, I ran into a similar situation(not allergy related) all last year when I was losing weight and counting calories. It seemed there were always high calorie and high fat foods at the end of the races, except for the standard fruit (banana). I mean honestly, why do I want a greasy piece of pizza, potato chips, etc?! I started packing my own post-race snacks and would literally walk past all of the food available, grab a water and head to wherever I had my snacks.
5K - Apr 2009: 39:00
5K - Jun 2009: 36:55
5K - Sep 2009: 34:06
10K - Oct 2009: 1:13:45
5K - Nov 2009: 34:23
5K - Feb 2010: 32:28
Half Marathon - Apr 2010: 2:39:06
5K - May 2010: 29:49
10K - Jun 2010: 1:01:48
5K - Aug 2010: 27:57
Half Marathon - Oct 2010: 2:12:18
10K - Nov 2010: 52:44 (PR)
5K - Feb 2011: 23:45
Half Marathon - Apr 2011: 1:49:18
Marathon - May 2011: 3:56:05
Half Marathon - Oct 2011: 1:49:14 (PR)
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Marathon - Dec 2011: 3:41:42 (PR)
I totally understand your frustration. My daughter has gluten and corn so she can not even drink the sports drinks on the course because most have corn syrup in them. We always bring whatever she is going to take during and after a race. Most races have fruit that helps a little. Good luck, she stays thin.