Was just pondering on this, as I am a bit bored at work....!
Does anyone else treat themselves after a race? My O/H and I usually treat ourselves to a post race curry from our favourite curry house, with a few beers. Or it could be a McDonalds breakfast the day after a race. Either way, it's always something that we've cut from our diet during training as it's not that healthy and hence viewed as a 'treat'.
Is this quite common, or are we just weird??
I'm a full time greedy bastard so 'treats' form a part of my normal diet.
(Apart from McDonalds which I don't really like)
I remember after running my marathon PB, all I wanted was an ice cream.
Yes, and not just races.
I had an ice cream a few weeks ago after a long run. I actually wondered whether it was a good post run snack. The balance of carbs and protein must be close to optimal?
But maybe sightly biased toward fat.
I usually want water or if it's cold then a cup of tea. Neither are treats but I usually don't fancy anything after a race.
fruit pastels, no idea why i crave them on hard or long runs
I did my first ever HM a couple of weeks ago in the pouring rain and there was a lot of banter going around about what 'treats' we were all after- popular ones seemed to be wine, beer, chinese, curry or pie. I wouldn't have fancied it straight after, but 6 hours later it was delicious (chinese and wine for me, although I could only manage one glass before I fell asleep).
Curry and a few jars. Just "let it all hang out" stuff. Deep fried starters, dirty great meat fest main and some naan bread washed down with some lovely ale.
Nothing better than I nice Chinese after a tough race!!
After a particularly gruelling race (e.g. Sunday just gone) I like to treat myself to a Sunday roast straight afterwards AND a curry in the evening. Amazingly I think it's the first time I've ordered saag paneer with my chicken chilli massala and it went down a treat.
Excellent, so not just us then, which is good to know.
Got a race on Sunday so afterwards it'll be a nice cold pint of shandy and the slab of white chocolate I bought from Hotel Chocolat (obviously after a recovery milkshake and lots of water) and then a lovely curry with naan bread for tea - it's almost worth the run....
pizza is my pre, during and post race treat.
My post club-run treat last night was a Goat Curry, with 'Rice & Peas' that I'd bought during the day in Leeds, from a Caribbean cafe up Roundhay RoadPaired with a couple of bottles of Supermalt
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