Okay, so one of my goals this year was to enter a mountain bike race. So I did, and it's coming up on Sunday the 1st. I feel pretty confident about my riding abilities, knowing that my speed/power is on par with folks who weigh a third of what I do (no kidding). I'm also pretty confident in my bicycle, and my.. well... insanity .
Now, one thing I'm not confident in is my nutrition. I need to pre-load with enough energy that I can sustain a 5 mile "burst" of power. This will be at about 1pm on Sunday. In addition I need to make sure that I don't crash during this, and that I am not too "loaded down".
I'm on a self-imposed strict diet as of late, and as such it leaves me with an energy drain at times. So I'm going "no compromises" on Sunday. I want to put on the best show possible for "Team Clydesdale", and well, for myself. So, if I wanted to have some POWER available, what kind of things should I eat the night before and the day of?
I had thought of a good pasta/chicken dinner the night before with lots of water. The morning of I thought of having cereal with a bananna or two, along with some OJ and water. Before I leave to go to the race, I figured I'd have something like a slim-fast/protein shake and a granola bar. Then right before the race (-30 minutes) have a cliff bar and a 16oz Gatorade.
Also, yes I know I'm absolutely nuts, but I can't wait to see the look on everyone's face when my 360 pound butt goes flying off the start and back to the finish .