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    Nutrition ?'s for Sprint Tri:Pre Race Day

    I'm competing in my 1st Sprint Tri at the end of June, and am very new to the sport. I need some advice on what I should be eating days before the race so I don't run into any trouble on Race Day during my transitions.

    Thanks for your help!!

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    Just get some carbs the night before, and make sure to eat a good breakfast that morning. A sprint is such a short race you don't need to do anything fancy, most likely it will have little effect, or worse you will eat something new that doesn't agree with you and have issues. Just don't over think it.

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    Just get some carbs the night before,
    actually, bad advice. It is best to consume smaller quantities of complex-carbohydrates repeatedly over a period of 36-48 hours. There is no good reason to "load carbs" at a single setting, especially the night before an event.

    Breakfast can be tricky as well. One idea is to "dribble carbs" in so as to top off stores without triggering a insulin response that would thwart glycogen conversion once the event starts. The other idea is that you can go ahead and "throw in" a particular amount of carbs at one sitting - up to a point - and this is based on your BMI - usually around 300 kcals for a 150lb athlete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Cranium View Post
    actually, bad advice. It is best to consume smaller quantities of complex-carbohydrates repeatedly over a period of 36-48 hours. There is no good reason to "load carbs" at a single setting, especially the night before an event.

    Breakfast can be tricky as well. One idea is to "dribble carbs" in so as to top off stores without triggering a insulin response that would thwart glycogen conversion once the event starts. The other idea is that you can go ahead and "throw in" a particular amount of carbs at one sitting - up to a point - and this is based on your BMI - usually around 300 kcals for a 150lb athlete.
    For a race that will last about an hour? My opinion is best to keep it simple, especially for someones first tri they are going to have a lot more going through their head than micromanaging their nutrition.
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