What to Eat the Day Before a Race

A lot of people are really picky about what they eat the day before a race. They have a long list of celebrity-level requirements. I have learned that if I stress too much it turns out badly and I accidentally eat nothing for six hours except some Z-Bars and then go nuts on some super-oily chicken and get pretty sick(ish) in a port-a-potty. Not that this happened.

I may have to remedy this for Ironman, but in the meantime, here’s what I ate today before the Tiburon Half Marathon tomorrow. Hopefully it works out:

  • McDonald’s Oatmeal
  • McDonald’s sausage egg McMuffin (grabbed both on my way to volunteering for a different race at 6:45 a.m.)
  • Bagel + light cream cheese – benefits of volunteering!
  • Half a Clif bar
  • Glasses of water
  • Homemade nachos: refried beans, gaucemole, salsa, cheese, corn chips
  • Grapes
  • Mini-Hershey’s bar
  • Hummus + chips + some lettuce + roast beef
  • Bottle of Blue Moon
  • Two cookies + ice cream

And, yes to the second question: that is pretty much normally what I eat.

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