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RON562
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5/23/13 6:27 P

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Granola in the morning followed by bananas then recover after the race/ride with protein from nuts, more bananas and electrolyte fortified Smart Water or equivalent. This diet has allowed me to continue to lose weight and have enough energy to ride without bonking.




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I don't do anything out of the normal. So, it's honey and water for me for anything over 2 hours. Less than 2 hours, just water.

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Whole grain pasta the night before, energy gel 30 minutes prior to race time.

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I don't do anything special ahead of time. For long rides, I usually pack a peanut butter & jam sandwich on whole-wheat bread (the jam & the bread are homemade) and energy gel. I make my own energy gel - so much cheaper! (I really like Hammer's espresso flavor, and my homemade stuff is similar.)

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Sweet potatoes night before. Don't look at miles but at duration, intensity and frequency. 1 to 2 hour event you don't need a lot on race day. Plenty is stored in you are rested. Just top it off.


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I only race on foot. If it's 10 miles or less, I stick with my usual: cold cereal or oatmeal. Pancakes are my go-to for longer races and long bike rides. Of course, I have to eat them far enough ahead of the race/ride so they're not sitting in my stomach like a rock.

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I usually have 2 slices (now) home-made whole grain bread with 1 Tablespoon Smuckers natural peanut butter and 1/2 a banana, before a long ride. I keep handy Sports Beans and Hammer Gel or a bar to take as needed.

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A big bowl of oatmeal with a banana sliced up into it.

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What is your favorite way to carb load before a race?

Your encouragement is greatly appreciated!


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