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3760 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 10, 2010 9:10 PM by VinsinAZ
VinsinAZ Amateur 8 posts since
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Jan 6, 2010 6:55 AM

Pre-race day - Dinner & Breakfast suggestions...

Am running my very 1st half marathon in about 10 days time from now. Seeking some guidance on what dinner / meal to intake the previous night?

 

Also, do you suggest some breakfast for a race that starts at 8:30AM?

 

I will be carrying some Gu's with me...... & will have my camelback pack (a very small one) with me so that I do not have to stop n' drink - rather am the king of my own hydration ;-))

 

Welcome any suggestions on meals or during race Gu consumption to get the best results ??

 

 

Cheers, V

  • runtothefinish Expert 39 posts since
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    1. Jan 8, 2010 5:43 AM (in response to VinsinAZ)
    Re: Pre-race day - Dinner & Breakfast suggestions...

    I think the biggest thing that everyone will tell you is eat what you've been eating.  What were you eating prior to long runs?  You don't need any major carbo loading for a half so don't feel overly compellled to sit down to a huge pasta dinner.

     

    Keep the meal low in fiber

    Make sure it's not a huge heavy meal

    Eat foods that you are used to

     

    More importantly is make sure the day before you are drinking water like crazy! Good luck on your first





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  • gatorman10 Legend 242 posts since
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    3. Jan 8, 2010 12:16 PM (in response to VinsinAZ)
    Re: Pre-race day - Dinner & Breakfast suggestions...

    Good Luck!  As far as your training.....  I would slash my mileage in 1/2 but run at the same intensity.

     

    I would also take it easy on the squats.  I usually get sorest 48 hours after strength training and you don't need that.

  • runtothefinish Expert 39 posts since
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    4. Jan 8, 2010 12:27 PM (in response to VinsinAZ)
    Re: Pre-race day - Dinner & Breakfast suggestions...

    I do think your mileage for the week is a little high if you are truly hope to "race"...meaning give it 100% rather than using this 1/2 as a say a training run for a full.

     

    It's really hard for us to drop back, but you should probably cut the 8 miler to 4 with some intervals and the 6 to 3 with some intervals.  I would also be wary of the squats, you are looking for fresh legs that are ready to rock so beyond the runs you need to cut out weights etc on race week.  At least this is the best advice I have heard in all my running!





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