big plate of chips.................

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27/03/2009 at 13:39

............two days before Reading half marathon.

good or bad?

27/03/2009 at 13:43

my food of choice before a big run is often fish and chips - carbs and protein.

27/03/2009 at 13:49
Agree with you FB...still the best take-away available...providing the chippy is good at his job
27/03/2009 at 13:52
Only if partnered with a beer or a glass of red.
27/03/2009 at 13:52
27/03/2009 at 14:02

What a great thread!

I thought I had some kind of dodgy digestion system (as well as being a fat b*****d) because i've noticed I always run stronger/faster if I have fish and chips the day before. It works better than pasta or any other kind of carbo loading i've tried.

27/03/2009 at 14:14


Nothing wrong with a good plate of chips. I'm told those strange peeps oop north put gravy on their chips. Now that is bad.

27/03/2009 at 14:14


You're allowed salt too - as it's a long run.

I run best on steak, a big pile of mash and veg - pasta doesn't do it for me either.

27/03/2009 at 14:15

Always has to be eaten with peas and gravy and washed down a can of dandilion and burdoch.  Barm cakes are optional and depends on the ratio of the size of your eyes in comparison to your belly.

Then wine/beer shortly after.

Then a good run at Reading is a cert.

27/03/2009 at 14:19
great choice! had a drunken eating contest with a mate involving lots of chips and KFC, 2 days before a hilly 10k- did a PB!
27/03/2009 at 14:25

I had a 5k PB shortly after finishing a huge Sunday roast with a whole bottle of wine.


27/03/2009 at 14:43
I'm running Reading on Sunday as well. Was thinking about pasta on Saturday, but after reading this thread - f**k it! A bit plate of fish and chips for me as well!
27/03/2009 at 15:06

Good I think, but sounds counter-intuitive

27/03/2009 at 18:56
does it not feel heavey in your belly? and oily? do you have something in the morning? im doing reading debating between wholewheat pasta and white pasta, dads owns a chip shop but never eat it as it seems so fatty! tho it is great chippy! i always opt for gilled (he does for me) and salad!
27/03/2009 at 19:07

nope, i think fish n chips is a FAB pre marathon meal

Good fish and chips ISNT oily at all-it should not be

i dont do pasta either

but NOT D and B


27/03/2009 at 19:43
Chips are my favourite re-fuelling food combined with salad and ham. Delish!!!
27/03/2009 at 19:51
its just the idea of deep fried
27/03/2009 at 20:16
You had better ask wanna do, seems like it's only ok to eat what he eats!!!!
27/03/2009 at 20:31
which is nothing! by the looks! he better not meant chips!
28/03/2009 at 05:37
Yeah, take nutritional advice from a self-loathing anorexic alcoholic. Very sensible.

Right, I'm going to see if I can finish off this McVities ginger cake...
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