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Carb loading before Half marathon

Friday, March 01, 2013

Tomorrow is the big day, the first race of the season and my first half-marathon without either grains, beans or dairy.
Following an ancient tradition that has been practiced by millions of runners around the world before us for at least the last 30 years and that therefore must be based on the wisdom of experience, we decided to do some serious carb-loading tonight. emoticon

We had noodles with meat sauce and salad on the side, made from 12 oz. of kelp noodles (1 gram of carbs per serving), 2.5 lbs. of ground beef, lots of garlic, salt and spices and for a salad a bunch of lettuce and sprouts with lots of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Dessert was some very dark chocolate. Total carbs probably around 15 grams for the meal, plenty to carry us through for the race.
Now all I need to do is go to bed early and sleep for a good 9 hours and with my stomach being very comfortably full that should not be a challenge.
My bedtime drink will be some salty broth that will allow me to improve my hydration status a little by tomorrow morning. emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PASTAFARIAN 4/29/2013 10:08PM

    Please post a race report to let us know how it went. Personally, if you've been doing all your long runs on the same diet, I'd stick with it rather than carb-loading. (Actually, it's not clear - have you been carb-loading before your long runs too?)

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GOPINTOS 3/2/2013 1:46PM

    Good luck!

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ROBYNLN 3/2/2013 1:45PM

    Good Luck on your race!

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CAMAEL100 3/2/2013 11:36AM

    Best of luck for the race. You sound very well prepared!

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LEW0213 3/2/2013 10:49AM

    Good luck for your race today!!

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DOVESEYES 3/1/2013 11:53PM

    all the best for the race keep hydrated

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LINDIEMAE 3/1/2013 11:26PM

    Good going, do tell how you made the kelp noodles, I tend to use spagetti squash for noodles, but they don't bake well for me ... here is to your success tomorrow emoticon

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