Thursday, May 24, 2012

Pre-marathon Carbo Loading

With the Burlington Marathon four days away, it's time to completely rest the muscles and think about carbo loading! From what i've read, you should carbo-load three days before the race, but do so that you're not adding additional carbs on top of your regular diet but substitute some of your regular food with foods that are high in carbs. With this in mind, here's what I have planned out for my menu for the next three days:

  • Thursday Breakfast. Bagels.
  • Thursday Lunch. Baked potato with avocado and salsa. Snack will be my wife's incredible low-fat oatmeal cookies.
  • Thursday Dinner. Chicken and bean burrito.
  • Friday Breakfast. Bagels.
  • Friday Lunch. Up in the air, because i'll be travelling to Burlington. Probably a sandwich of some kind. Snacks will be fruit of all kinds: grapes, apples and blueberries.
  • Friday dinner:  Pasta with pesto and broccoli with Parmesan and walnuts on top. Side of garlic bread.
  • Saturday breakfast: Blueberry pancakes with VT maple syrup. Mmmmm... 
  • Saturday lunch: Bagel sandwich somewhere in Burlington. I'm also pretty sure i'll end up eating some of the best french fries on the planet
  • Saturday dinner: Soba noodle salad. 
  • Race-day morning: Oatmeal with some dried blueberries.
What do you think? How do you carbo load before a long race?

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