Pre-Race Day, Race Day and Post-Race Day
Here is what I ate the day before, the day of, and the day after my 11km run. I’m not a crazy long distance runner as you can probably tell from my body shape, I am built for sprinting or short distance. When I did athletics I was a long jumper but my best distances was 400m then 200m.
It’s not perfect and not much thought went into it because I always eat whatever my body is asking for, whenever it is asking for it. My food diary just gives you an insight into what I (a Naturopath and Nutritionist) eat because this is typically the way I eat, but maybe I ate a bit more after my run.
19.10.19 – Pre-Race Day
Breakfast 8am: protein shake – 1 serve (2 scoops) chocolate flavoured protein powder, 1 frozen banana, 1 tablespoon almond butter, sprinkle of cinnamon, and coconut/almond milk.
8:45-9:45am: yoga class.
Lunch 11:30am: a pottle of Greek yoghurt mixed with 1 tablespoon vanilla flavoured protein powder, 1 tablespoon smooth peanut butter, 1 tablespoon hemp seeds, 3 Brazil nuts, sprinkle of cinnamon, sprinkle of ginger powder, 1 cup frozen blueberries, and a sprinkle of desiccated coconut. After that I had an orange and mandarin. Plus while I was making my lunch I ate a carrot (I always eat a carrot while I am making food – it’s a great way to get more veggies in your day!).
Afternoon Tea 4:30pm: half of a raw snickers slice (bought).
5pm: jog. 10 minute run to the beach, 30 minute walk along the beach and 20 minute walk back (usually I run there and back with a beach walk in-between, but I didn’t want to overdo it the day before the race).
Dinner 7pm: 2 chicken and salad burritos – chicken breast seasoned with a dash of turmeric powder, paprika, cayenne and salt, pan-fried in pieces in olive oil. Served with chopped cos lettuce, avo, cucumber, tomato, grated cheese and mayo, in gluten free tortillas.
Dessert 9:30pm: banana sliced in half long-ways, spread with 1 tablespoon smooth peanut butter, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and a sprinkle of desiccated coconut. And a handful of roasted hazelnuts.
(I don’t “carb load” the day before because my body runs well off fats. People are more of a Carb Type (carb burner), Mixed Type (both carbs and fat) or Protein Type (fat burner) – I am a Protein Type.)
20.10.19 – Race Day
3 large glasses of water before the race.
8:50am: 11km run – took 1 hour 5 minutes.
Breakfast at the finish line 10am: banana and coconut soft-serve ice-cream (dairy-free) with peanut butter sauce.
Natural electrolytes in a bottle of water.
Morning tea 11:30am: iced chocolate with coconut milk and chocolate flavoured coconut nice-cream and 1/3 of 3 different raw cakes – snickers, caramel and peanut butter bliss ball (bought).
1 hour beach walk to cool off (tide was in so literally half swam) and walked home from the beach.
Lunch 1:30pm: 2 scrambled eggs, baked beans and grated cheese on Paleo toast with butter. I also add salt to my eggs and stir parmesan through them once they are scrambled.
Afternoon tea 4:30pm: 3 pork rice paper rolls with rice noodles and veggies inside.
Dinner 7:30pm: 150-200g fish fillet baked with ground roasted peanuts (in a Nutribullet – I do peanuts, walnuts or hazelnuts to crumb fish), cooked tomatoes, and rocket, pear, walnut and parmesan salad (2 bags rocket, 2 pears, handful of walnuts, parmesan, and dressing – 4 tablespoons olive oil and 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar. I ate about half of it).
21.10.19 -Post-Race Day
Breakfast 8:30am: protein shake – 1 serve (2 scoops) chocolate flavoured protein powder, 1 frozen banana, 1 teaspoon almond butter, 1 teaspoon cacao powder, 1 serve (2 scoops) caramel flavoured collagen, 2 tablespoons flavourless collagen (aids recovery), 1 teaspoon molasses, 1/4 teaspoon medicinal mushroom blend, sprinkle of cinnamon, and enough coconut/almond milk to blend.
Morning tea 11am: 1 banana, 2 mandarins and a pottle of Greek yoghurt.
Lunch 1pm: same as breakfast (I make double the quantity the night before and divide it into 2 shaker bottles for the next day).
Afternoon tea 3pm: 1/2 packet kumara chips.
Dinner 7pm: 3/4 of a homemade pizza – gluten free sprouted seed base topped with tomato paste, thin zucchini strips, sliced fresh tomato, pan-fried chicken breast pieces – 3 breasts on 2 pizzas (with turmeric, paprika, cayenne and salt), grated cheese, and BBQ sauce.
Dessert 8:30pm (the hunger after the run finally caught up on me!): paleo granola, passionfruit flavoured yoghurt, coconut nice-cream (dairy free), and hazelnut butter.
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