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
- 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.