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.
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.