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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

WIAW - Race Day Eve Edition

As always, special thanks to Peas and Crayons for hosting!

That's right, today I bring to you the food I ate on Saturday which was the day before I ran the Chilly Half Marathon. I didn't keep to the green memo here. Whoops.

Now, I'm not sure how much I really needed to carb up before the race, but I went with the "better safe than sorry" route.

Breakfast was chunky peanut butter on a toasted English Muffin

With coffee
Lunch was a turkey and lettuce sandwich on my favorite bun of all time - Onion and Poppy Seed. I also had a glass of chocolate milk.
I ate a bunch of crack some of the best granola around for snacks thoughout the day (we went to Costco after I picked up my race kit).
Dinner was penne with veggies cooked in olive oil tossed with pesto. Do you like my Christmas theme?
And a homemade peanut butter cookie!

I had some popcorn as an evening snack and enjoyed every morsel. There was also unpictured water throughout the day (yes, my big green glass is never far away).

I raced to a PB time on Sunday, so maybe all of these carbs helped. Who knows? They sure tasted good though!

Do you carb up for a race?


  1. Love the Homer mug :)

    All your eats sound great - and I'm betting that they totally helped in the race!

  2. I've been really loving granola lately, but I've never tried Costco granola. I'll have to look for it next time.

    I don't typically make a specific effort to carb load before a race, but the night before I set my half marathon PR I ate my normal dinner PLUS something like 3 sticks of crazy bread. I don't know if the extra carbs helped or if there was something else going for me on race day. I guess I need to try it again and see what happens.

  3. i have been really into popcorn as an evening snack lately. especially on my long run days. although after dinner i usually crave something sweet so i top my popcorn with cinnamon and sometimes agave nectar and peanuts (for a protein kick). yum!

  4. Yum, I must try one of those buns!

    I always eat meals heavier on carbs the night before a race (HM or longer) and pretty much any long run. Any excuse for more carbs. :)


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