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Old 11-19-04, 04:51 PM   #1
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Suggestions on what to eat pre-race

The el tour de tucson is tomorrow. It will be my first 'race'. yes i know it's not a race, it's a tour.

anyway, asside from a lot of pasta tonight and a light pasta meal tomorrow morning, I'm wondering what I should eat. Should it be whole grain, etc.. Protein before tomorrow morning. Also, during the race I'm planning on bringing 4 cliff bars and 10 gel shots. Is this exessive? Oh, I'm also trying to do it in under 6 hours, so wish me luck ; )
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Old 11-19-04, 04:53 PM   #2
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protein and carbs, pasta, omlette or eggs, rice cereal, anything energy related.
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Im guessing this is a century. from what i've heard eating pasta the night before a race does nothing really. you need to load up several days in advance and also hydrate like a fish. but then again, im not a doctor. :S

that does sound excessive for energy bars...i've done centuries on less, but i probably depleted some reserves because of that.

but good luck with it man
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The el tour de tucson is tomorrow. It will be my first 'race'. yes i know it's not a race, it's a tour.

anyway, asside from a lot of pasta tonight and a light pasta meal tomorrow morning, I'm wondering what I should eat. Should it be whole grain, etc.. Protein before tomorrow morning. Also, during the race I'm planning on bringing 4 cliff bars and 10 gel shots. Is this exessive? Oh, I'm also trying to do it in under 6 hours, so wish me luck ; )

Its a race they can say what they want. ill be there!!!
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Old 11-23-04, 09:21 PM   #5
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Have you looked at this recent research, it might give you some sense of how to approach your pre-race preparation.

Sports Drinks Protein and Endurance

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