'GO FAST FOOD'

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25/08/2002 at 19:48
Me, I'm quite boring and tend to stick to pasta in a herb sauce with plenty of fresh bread the evening before and in the morning I have one weetabix followed by one slice of toast with jam and a large glass of orange juice.

I'm sure there must be some other more exciting 'go fast food' that people eat before a race.
25/08/2002 at 19:52
Sorry mate, but that's pretty much what I gulp down pre-activity, except I take about 2 litres of water and some wine gums as well. Don't know why but it seems to do the job.
Oh and a few lagers afterwards - apres run is important too!
25/08/2002 at 21:16
Macaroni cheese (properly made!) - rocket fuel, tried and tested. s.
Mij
25/08/2002 at 21:33
Bananas and waffles with syrup - hi carbs but a definite sugar high risk built in.
25/08/2002 at 22:29
Usually same sensible choice as you - pasta etc. For breakfast muesli or porridge.

Tonight, before tomorrow's 1/2m, English Lakes icecream and a bowl of cereal, due to arriving home feeling car sick. Will report race effect tomorrow!
25/08/2002 at 22:31
BTW Hilly, meant to thank you for your post long run drink tip of diluted orange juice with a pinch of salt - had that after my last very hot race and it really made me feel better.
26/08/2002 at 13:22
So I take it a big breakfast on the morning of a race isn't a good idea?

Had 6 extra thick slices of hot buttered toast on Sunday morning, 3 hours before a long run and I was fine.

How are you supposed to have the energy to run for two and a half hours after a weetabix and one slice of toast? I'd be starving before I even set off.

26/08/2002 at 13:53
Hilly

I'm with achilles on this one. Maccaroni cheese the night before is a must - with bacon and mushroom 'bits', covered in tinned tomato and lots of white pepper....Yum Yum Yum.

Race day I never eat cereal (too risky - all that fibre) but generally have two pieces of toast (marmite and cheese spread), glass of orange juice and one/two glasses of Isostar.

Post race - anything! But usually a bacon sandwich and a banana.
26/08/2002 at 13:59
If the race isn't too early, a couple of Mr Kipling Lemon Slices an hour and a half before the race, on top of a small bowl of cereal and 2 slices of toast & jam, plus a bottle of Lucozade Sport.
26/08/2002 at 15:13
Martin - no, no, no, for heaven's sake. bacon and mushroom bits, tinned tomatoes????? Really good fontina, parmesan, gruyere and nothing else, apart from a perfectly made bechamel - foodie heaven. What have they been teaching you over there in Germany??? you'll be putting marmite in your macaroni cheese next. s.
26/08/2002 at 15:28
Some interesting food choices here guys. I quite fancy the Lemon Slices and the Maccaroni Cheese.

Burnley while I love toast I couldn't possibly even get 6 slices inside my stomach. 2 at the most and that would make me full. I'm only a small person!

Laura, glad the simple recipe of orange juice and salt worked for you. I use it regularly through the summer months.

Also, another thing I've found to help me recover fast after a long or hard session especially when marathon training is to drink a meal replacement drink such as Complan as soon as I get indoors. I've found that since doing this that I suffer few muscles aches after a long/hard run and am able to carry on training the next day without it being uncomfortable.
26/08/2002 at 15:38
nothing else? Not even a bit of Maccaroni? ;0) Seriously though, a bowl full of that with a big dollop of ketchup...
26/08/2002 at 15:38
Achilles

Another favorite of mine is Cottage Pie (or shepherd's pie depending on where you come from) BUT mixed with baked beans and lots of brown sauce (must be HP).

Seriously - try maccaroni cheese with smoked streaky bacon, It'll change your life!
26/08/2002 at 15:41
I like slices of toast with smooth peanut butter,topped of with chopped up banana

deliciousssssssssssssss!!
26/08/2002 at 16:02
I've never tried the toast with smooth peanut butter and banana. I will though! I do like toast spread with jam and mashed banana.

I'm feeling quite hungry reading this thread!
26/08/2002 at 17:16
Martin -

Cottage pie, baked beans and HP - mmmmmm, when was the last time I had that? sounds like a great idea. I always thought Cottage Pie was made with beef whereas Shepherd's pie was made with lamb, or is that a myth?

Burnley - now you remind me, I should have said proper macaroni cheese doesn't have macaroni. use only best quality penne!

Comfort food sounds high on everybody's list of favourites, which makes a lot of sense. Far better than the fiery Thai meal that I was obliged to eat before the Dublin marathon last year - couldn't get into any other restaurants as we hadn't booked, and yes, it was delicious but definitely not the kind of nosh you want to go for before a big race! s.
26/08/2002 at 17:19
Pie power for the day before.

On the day, just the usual of porridge made with soya milk, plus a banana and cup of tea.

26/08/2002 at 18:50
One of my favourites for lunchtime when at work is beetroot sandwiches-full of carbohydrate!
26/08/2002 at 18:57
Achilles

Marmite in macaroni cheese is really good for obvious reasons!

mm
26/08/2002 at 19:10
MM - is that white marmite, or will the black stuff still do? s.
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