Easy camping food before an Olympic Tri

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29/08/2012 at 19:56
Any suggestions about easy food to take and cook before my Olympic on Sunday. Will be camping out Sat night and early start on Sunday. ta!
M...eldy    pirate
29/08/2012 at 20:00

Depends what you like?


Make a pasta sauce at home, reheat & cook pasta ... simples

29/08/2012 at 20:13

A tin of rice pudding for the morning.

IronCat5    pirate
29/08/2012 at 21:10

F.oggy wrote (see)

A tin of rice pudding for the morning.

With some honey and sultanas.

I have pasta with shopped hotdog sausages and cheese. If you get really bored you can thread the spaghetti through the sausage bits before they cook. All done in one pan.

Doner Kebab    pirate
29/08/2012 at 23:46

you dont want to eat - youll end up wanting a dump after running 2 miles

 

30/08/2012 at 09:41

pub meal night before (much easier than faffing with cooking - fish and chips is good pre-race food), early morning dump, 2 energy bars and a banana (or 2 bananas and an energy bar) and cuppa for breakfast and off you go.  sorted

Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
30/08/2012 at 09:46
+1 for FB's plan
30/08/2012 at 12:46

Beanfeast and pasta, onomonomonom. Or +1 for screwing the cooking and going to the pub.

Stoatally Different    pirate
30/08/2012 at 15:00

+1 for fish and chips. Its my pre-race food of choice. I did try to get sponsored by the local chippy once

30/08/2012 at 17:02

A couple of those instant porridge pots for breakfast - the ones you just add boiling water to.

30/08/2012 at 17:27
Chippy it is then if serious athletes are recommending it. Should I practice my pre race nutrition before Sunday? Have def been putting plenty of time into my post race nutrition :{
30/08/2012 at 17:54

how dare you call me serious.....I have been training for years for this level of ineptitude.    

30/08/2012 at 18:24

Boil in the bag army style meal from any camping shop or surplus store...tons of energy and an alright range of flavours.

30/08/2012 at 19:16

+1 for Meldy's plan - or a fairly mild chilli with rice. Don't really think you need to bother too much about nutrition for an oly. Decent meal the night before with a good portion of carbs (not too spicy or too much fibre). Decent easily digestible breakfast and you are good to go. It's just a case of what you like and what's simple when camping. Cooking at home and reheating means easy and it tastes good.

One other point to bear in mind - have you checked whether the campsite locks their gate at night. If they do, and you have an early start, you may need to load up the car the night before and park it the other side of the gate, or come up with some arrangement with the owner. You don't want to be locked in and miss the start!

30/08/2012 at 19:57
Claret - campsite is actually at the water sports center the tri is taking place in so should be ok, but thanks for the advice.

FF - hadn't thought of that and will use if needs be in the future, will stick to the chippy as I know my body can cope with this and then some exercise - thinking about it perhaps I should stick to the normal routine and add some beers!
IronCat5    pirate
30/08/2012 at 21:00
Trundle Forth wrote (see)
Claret - campsite is actually at the water sports center the tri is taking place in so should be ok, but thanks for the advice.

FF - hadn't thought of that and will use if needs be in the future, will stick to the chippy as I know my body can cope with this and then some exercise - thinking about it perhaps I should stick to the normal routine and add some beers!

Holme Pierpoint? The Bridge pub is officially Pirate Approved.

31/08/2012 at 09:04
Ironcat - unfortunately wrong place, I'm in Birmingham at a waterski park
Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
31/08/2012 at 13:03
Kingsbury ? Used to be 2 or 3 decent pubs that did food round there. One by the canal can't think of the name
02/09/2012 at 13:42
Just FYI I went foe the sausage chips and gravy option at the Kingsbury chippy and two bananas in the morning served me well. First standard completed in 3:04 :0)
citizen 146    pirate
05/09/2012 at 11:48

eat mostly whatever you like the night before , on the day you should stick with something bland and  porridgy, is porridgy a word?   Good luck on Sunday , I too will be taking to the water in the leeds triathlon , perhaps a brownlee may show up!


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